April 02, 2008


I found this article funny -- Average British family eats the same six meals every week -- because it's a running joke in our family that we never eat the same thing twice. The only time we have repeats is when we have company over because I'm not brave enough to try something untested when guests are coming. Otherwise, I browse the cookbooks every week and find something new to try. The downside to this is that my husband is not so vocal about what he likes and dislikes. He said once, "What's the point; even if I love it, we're still not going to have it again." I say there will be plenty of time for repeats once we have kids. For now, there's no reason why I can't spend three hours making enchillada green sauce from scratch. Yum.

Posted by Sarah at April 2, 2008 08:21 AM | TrackBack

I used to spend every summer on my grandparents' farm in England and my grandmother would make a warm meal every lunch time: and it was pretty much a weekly set menu that never changed in all the years I went. My memory is faint now, but I remember that Wendesdays and Sundays were always roast chicken. If it was going to be a hot day, the roast chicken would be cooked the evening before and eaten with a salad the next day at lunch. Saturdays were always roast beef, and Fridays were always fish and chips (the only day my grandmother didn't make lunch). I think Tuesdays were a pork roast. There was always a side of potatoes (grown in my grandfather's garden), and two sides of veggies, either cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, or peas. Oh, and there was always a side of Yorkshire pudding!
Perhaps the set menu thing is a British thing...?

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at April 2, 2008 11:37 AM

We had the same rotating menu every 2 weeks. You can always shop for it easily and know how long it's going to take. But it's very similar to CVG's menu. Dishes rotated depending on the season too.

Of course now I spend all weekend cooking for essentially 2 weeks so I don't have to eat take out or worse, frozen crap filled with high fructose corn syrup. But being a great cook was something I just got from experience.

My dishes tend more to things like Blueberry Chicken and Black bean chili, but I still like a nice pot roast.

Posted by: Mare at April 2, 2008 01:40 PM