I enjoy keeping a record of the dinner meals that I have cooked over the years. For one, it’s fun to read back over the different things I have prepared and served! Secondly, it helps me plan a better variety of things to feed my family. I can look back and repeat things that were a success while keeping an overall picture of the different dishes I have tried. It keeps me from getting in a rut!
Here is an example of my record. I use a simple Excel spreadsheet:
|1/20/09||1-2-3 Jambalaya||Rice||French Bread||Caesar Salad||easy!|
|1/22/09||Burgers||Baked Fries||Fixins||Fruit Salad||Todd’s favorite|
|1/23/09||Chicken Quesadillas||Spanish Rice||Salsa||20 min. meal|
|1/25/09||Chef Salad||Deli meats||Veggies||extra good = homemade dressing|
I’ve been keeping records for almost two years now, and I hope that one day my daughter can look back and see the meals we prepared together as she builds her own repertoire of cooking.
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