I’ve got a new page on my site: it contains a link to our weekly dinner menus.
Before you ask: no, I don’t really think anyone cares that much what we are eating. I am making our menu public because I have spent many a Sunday night (I don’t know why I chose, in the beginning, to start our menus on Mondays — I’ve always shopped on Mondays, too, which I hear is the worst day of the week for grocery shopping due to restocking from the weekend) staring at a blank page in my notebook, unable to stretch my brain once again around a new and exciting meal plan. That’s when I start thumbing through my past notebooks — usually scanning meals from the same months in years prior (this helps me stay seasonal). And it’s always been helpful to ask friends: what are you guys eating this week?
So, making the assumption that others think just like I do, I thought it’d be fun to share. Since I’m doing our menu anyway, it’s not a huge problem to also update a google spreadsheet (at least I don’t think it’s a problem; let’s see how well I’m doing with it in a few weeks). If nothing else, on a purely self-serving level (is this new?), it might help me stay on top of our menu plans if I know I need to also post it.
If you happen to view the spreadsheet, and see ways I can improve on it, please leave a comment. I’ve never been very good at using them, and usually feel like I create them in ways that are intuitive only to me. If I were more tech-savvy, I’d come up with a way to make them more interactive, where I could benefit from comments on individual weeks — they seem so stodgy right now, in their read-only state. But I’m not; so right now I have complete, somewhat lonely control over the content. And since I’ve been meaning to do this for about a year — and it just wasn’t that hard to do — I am managing to feel good about the accomplishment anyway.
Let me know your thoughts, if you feel so lead.