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Weekly Menu Planning - April 2020

MidwesternerTT | Mar 24, 202007:21 AM     511

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in April.

In these times like no other, we strive to nourish ourselves and our families while juggling an extra load of worry along with the usual work/home balancing act. In the spirit of the Serenity Prayer, I remind myself to “accept the things I cannot change, and change the things I can.” Planning a week (or even a few days) ahead of meals reduces that daily afternoon stress of deciding what to make/serve. It helps make best use of any fresh fruits and veggies, and also leftovers, avoiding waste. And gives greater flexibility and lowers stress when grocery shopping since you’ve got some known plans for alternative/additional meals if you can’t find a key ingredient.

If you are looking for inspiration or challenge in the kitchen, tell us what you’ll be trying with the Cookbook of the Month (COTM) crowd from ISTANBUL & BEYOND: EXPLORING THE DIVERSE CUISINES OF TURKEY, by Robyn Eckhardt. Or maybe the selected Dish of the Month (DOTM) will make an appearance at your table.

It's helpful if you can include your location and how many people you are feeding. Links to recipes are always appreciated, and sources help. We all know plans can change, so it’s fine (practically expected) when your week gets rearranged from your posted plan. You may choose to report actuals for the prior week to share ideas with others.

The March discussion is still available for reporting the last week and follow-ups. https://www.chowhound.com/post/weekly...

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