Tag: menu planning

3 Tips for Making Mealtime Easier

With the part last weekend wrapped-up, I fully admit I didn’t feel much like cooking. But rather than resort to fast food and microwave meals, I bucked up, made a menu and managed to have a week’s worth of fairly quick and easy meals on an other-wise inspired week. Having a few leftovers helped, of […]

Gal-Pal Christmas Tradition – Elegant Christmas Dinner Menu

Last week, my gal-pal LAFF group got together for our annual Christmas dinner, hosted by my friend Carolyn Mueller and assisted by yours truly.  This is the second year that I’ve been involved and I must say that I enjoy the preparation as much as the actual event, because it allows for some quality one-on-one […]

Going Off-List

Week before last I did something I haven’t done in over 5 years: went shopping without my Menu Mailer grocery list. For those not familiar with Menu Mailer, it’s the invention of Leanne Ely, the Dinner Diva, and features a set of dinner recipes, serving suggestions and an itemized, categorized shopping list each week. Even […]

Nibbles & Bites: Menu Planning

Since we talked quantity last week, let’s talk quality now! Here are some qualities of a properly planned menu: 1) It complements the theme of the party or event. 2) The food is prepared and served properly. 3) There’s plenty of it. 4) There’s enough variety that no one feels like they should have eaten […]