It wasn’t intentional, but I realized after I made this week’s menu that other than our dinner tonight I could link to all but one of the dishes I’m fixing for dinner this week (there are recipes online for lumpia of course, but we buy ours ready-made at Costco).
Of all the benefits of being connected on the Internet, having access to so many recipes has been one of the biggest and most wonderful. For years I clipped recipes and filed them in notebooks, and then had to remember which notebook they were in and where. No longer though – these days I can do a quick Google search or go to my bookmarks and voilà! I’m ready to go!
Plus, there’s all the fun of searching for new recipes, whether that’s on your own or on Pinterest or other sites. If you have dietary restrictions, or want low-fat or low-calorie or low-anything, you can find it. If you want the most decadent recipe around you can find that too. Is your food stock getting low? There are sites where you can put in what you have on hand and be rewarded with several recipes using those ingredients.
I carry lots of recipes in my head, ones I’ve made for years and don’t need a recipe any more. But I have to admit I’d be lost without the Internet these days, and all the wonderful recipes I’ve discovered there.
Here’s what we’re having this week:
- Tuesday (this evening); Lumpia; steamed rice; Asian-y cole slaw (no rice for me)
- Wednesday: Slow cooker balsamic pork roast; mashed potatoes; broccoli salad (I’m skipping the mashed potatoes this time)
- Thursday: Paella with tomatoes; grilled chicken-apple sausages; grilled zucchini (just 1/4 cup of paella for me)
- Friday: Noodles with pork sauce; cucumber salad (I’ll have my pork sauce over zoodles)
- Saturday: Slow cooker chicken adobo with bok choy; steamed rice (skipping the rice again)
- Sunday: Chinese stir-fried tomatoes with eggs; steamed rice; cucumbers (once again, no rice for me)
- Monday: Cilantro and lime chicken thighs; roasted peppers; country bread (no bread for me)
We’ll need to get broccoli, bok choy, cucumbers, ginger, bananas, papayas and hopefully more rambutan from the farmers’ market this week, but otherwise we’re in good shape for produce.