you guys, recipe roundup has been such a hit. thank you for thinking that i have everything together and am a master cook, florist, mother, and wife! (ha) i'm not. by any means. god, i barely have time to get a facial. i do have a lot of energy and am a sucker for structure and schedules so my meal planning has become nothing but habitual. just like exercise. and it helps me be a better mom and a better wife when i'm home with my babies and hubs. plus, it's become a fun sunday ritual for us. so yes, you can do it, too, if you really want to. and i'd love to help! one piece of advice is to ask family, friends, blogs! around you for recipes. i compiled a laundry load of them at my bridal shower (I asked people to bring a pre-filled recipe card for me) and they've been really helpful when i need to figure out what to cook. the sooner you build your arsenal of recipes, the easier it will be to meal plan, because you've got your go tos and you can just rotate them.
to start off, here are some new cook books currently on the fernandez bookshelf (or in transit): alex guarneschelli, the home cook (love her breaded chicken with prosciutto, her roasted carrots, her super easy tomato pasta sauce), the haven's kitchen cooking school (this is actually a great book if you need to learn how to chop an onion and other novice stuff), what's gaby cooking, half baked harvest, the skinnytaste cookbook (still haven't delved into these books but i'll share favorite recipes as soon as i do).
also, i'm going cuban on everyone here but i've got to share my nationality in the recipe department every once in a while. enjoy!
what's gaby cooking suggestions