Vampires don’t give particular consideration to the rules. At least not other than their own.
This week I’m breaking all the menu rules. It isn’t budget or waistline friendly, but here’s the idea:
Menu planning is a drag sometimes. With the holidays coming up and all the strategic turkey defrosting and traditional recipes and shopping oh my – I’m ditching the whole thing this week.
As I understand it, in Europe, or at least some parts of it, people shop daily for the freshest food, and because they have microscopic kitchens. On one hand, it fosters that whole farm to table thing…on the other it allows for pure impulse and creativity. Don’t decide what’s for supper until you walk into the shop and see what’s fresh on the shelves.
Impulse doesn’t necessarily mean junk food binge. Especially if you start your squinting and staring and figuring it out on the fly in the produce section.
Or go to a place with a salad bar. Wonderful inventions, those. We have this one local steak-house type place that has a glorious salad bar with bread, desserts, soups…I don’t even know what’s on the rest of the menu because I go straight for the salad bar. There is even enough other stuff on it I can work around my particular vitamin K issues…and have some of those tiny, chewy brownie thingys.
Buffets are fun too. I love hot bars and buffets…you can try bites of lots of things and re-load on ideas for more rational menu planning weeks.
This week is our anniversary and my gift to us is eating out whenever we darn well want to and just following our shop on the spot impulses.
It’s fun, every now and then…and feeds the menu planning all the other weeks of the year (except summer vacations of course)
If you try it…enjoy!