thinking what to cook!!!

@ckyera (17342)
Philippines
May 13, 2009 1:44am CST
why is it hard to think what to cook for everyday & for every meal? waaaaaaaa, i like cooking but sometimes i don't know, i find it hard to think of a meal... maybe because i just have limited ideas on what to cook...don't know... any suggestions? or you also fall in the same situation like me?! :-( good day!
3 responses
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
13 May 09
I know what you mean it seems like it is the same thing week after week. i always try to watch the cooking shows to get some different ideas. i have found a lot of different ideas doing this,
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
13 May 09
i also watch cooking shows but the problem is that most of them are cooking complicated meals and some ingredients are not locally available here or if available its too expensive...:-) but anyway thanks...
• United States
13 May 09
There are a couple of solutions that can make this easier! *Meal planning. Sit down once a week to plan your meals for the whole week. That way each day, you know exactly what you are making. You know what meat you need to get out of the freezer. You know how long it will take. It eliminates one more stress from your day! Of course, for meal planning, you still have to come up with some ideas! There are a couple of things I like to do to help with this. *Have a calendar of your meals. Get a normal calendar and write down your plans for each meal. That way you can easily remember if you just had something, and dont want it again. You can look back over the last couple of weeks or months for ideas. On that calendar, you can also leave yourself notes. "Johnny loved it!" "Great for a quick meal" "Took longer to cook than recipe said" "Makes great lefovers!" That way if you have a meeting in the evening and the kids have soccer practice, you know if it is a good meal to cook that night. *Keep a recipe book. I use a photo album for my recipe book. (You can see more about it here. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2007477.aspx) Whenever I need some inspiration for a dinner, I flip through the book. Once I find a recipe that sounds good, I write it down. I pull out that recipe and put it will my menu for the week. That way it is easily at hand when I need to cook. *Make a list of all of your favorite meals. You can organize it however you want. Quick and Easy. Chicken. Vegetarian. Crock Pot. Grill. This will be another easy reference for when you need ideas. If you have chicken out but dont know what to do with it, you can just check your list of 'chicken' to give you some ideas. Good luck!
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
13 May 09
thank you very much...try to do that...:-)
• China
13 May 09
everyhousewife was bothered by this question everyday,I usually consider what knid of vegetable or fish or meat which i would be cooking tonight before i come off duty at 5 p.m,i spent a lot of time on network bill of fare for learning how to cooking,it is always brings cooking inspiration to me and i always could get good answer from net.
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
13 May 09
thanks! :-)