Are you sometime at lost on what to cook on your next meal??

Germany
April 14, 2007 2:09am CST
i dont make a weekly menu planner maybe thats why most of the time im lost on what to cook on our next meal and my husband is a bit picky in foods, any suggestions then??
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
14 Apr 07
i don't plan ahead on what to cook. i just look inside the fridge when it's time to cook and then decide that same time. there are times when i just mix what can be mix and cook it together and i usually end up doing it great. as for you since you have a picky husband, it's better if you have your own menu. atleast ask your husband on what he wants to have for a certain day and prepare for it.
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• Philippines
15 Apr 07
We have the same cooking attitude. I cook foods with no trouble for as long as the basic ingredients are there. Then if there are some more which are necessary to make the food taste right, I can always run to the nearby neighborhood store.
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• Germany
16 Apr 07
looking in the fridge give me headache in thinking what meal to cook, if im the only one who'l eat i'll just have a couple of tuyo with a spicy vinegar dip and garlic fried rice. isnt that a great meal lol
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@venshida (4839)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I use to plan a menu, but don't do it now. It does help when you plan a menu so give it a try.
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
I have never had a weekly menu planner either. Whenever I shop the food items for the week, it's always chicken, pork, beef, hotdogs for the basics. Then I pick the vegetables to fit and more still which are usually needed when cooking. I cook on impulse. If we want fish, we can always buy from a nearby marketplace. If your husband is picky on the food he eats, ask him as to what catches his fancy for the week and plan to have at least one in each day that comes. Saturdays and Sundays might call for preparing some of his favorites at least twice in a day.
• Germany
16 Apr 07
how i wish there'll be a nearby market here, so i can buy fresh fish. all we can buy in the nearby supermarket is frozen fish fillet.
@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I never was good at planning menus ahead of time, but I usually try to have a few things in mind when I go grocery shopping. For instance, I might think of two or three meals that we 'might' have at some time during the week, and I will make sure that I have all of the ingredients on hand for those meals, in addition to my regular shopping. When it's time to cook dinner, I may not decide to cook one of those meals, but if I can't decide on something from my usual trip to the kitchen where I browse through the refrigerator, freezer and cupboards to see if anything looks good, I think about whatever I had in mind during our shopping trip. I hope that something will sound good to everyone in the house at the same time. I have a house full of picky eaters, so sometimes it is a battle finding something to satisfy everyone.
@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Thanks for the best response!
• Germany
15 Apr 07
i don´t make or have a menu planner except on special occasions or when friends come to visit - i then make a simple plan ´coz i sure dont want them to go hungry visiting us. but sometimes when i see some interesting recipes on tv or in magazines which i would like to try - then i wrote it down or cut it out and then lists the ingredients i needed on the sheet of paper that i always pinned up on the refrigerator - which i fill-up during the week intended for the next weekly grocery which my husband usually do. but mostly i am buying the needed ingredients myself when i am trying something new or simply accompany my husband in the grocery. my husband is not picky but i still make a point not to cook the same things everyday. at times i am also at a loss deciding what to cook but i usually end up cooking something from what i have in the refrigerator. it must be real hard work having a picky eater at home. my daughter is also picky but i still encourage her to eat what is on the table - although i am still not having much success. i let her buy some things she like to eat though when we drop by by the grocery store after picking her up from kindergarten.
@aweins (4203)
• India
15 Apr 07
I m not sometimes, i m all the time lost when i have to decide what to make. 95 percent times its my in laws who bring everything and whayt i have to cook is what they want me to cook, but then then one final day , if i have to decide what to cook, it makes me very difficult to decide what to cook and what not.
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