Earlier today it suddenly dawned on me that today is Friday, and I hadn’t yet planned any meals for the upcoming week. Then I realized, Yes, I had! Last week, when I sat down with the Five Ingredients·15 Minutes cookbook, I’d made plans for the entire month!
Of course, it’s much easier to do that when one is cooking only on Saturdays and Sundays and then eating left-overs the rest of the week. I seriously doubt I could plan a month of meals if I had to cook every day. My sister-in-law Margie could do that, but she was 1) a terrific cook and 2) remarkably organganized. She’d create a 7×4 hand-drawn grid, fill in what meals she’d make on which days, and post it on the inside of a cupboard door. So simple, yet so functional and so smart. Just like she was.