How do you decide what to make for dinner?

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How do you decide what to make for dinner?

Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
Some people plan a menu for the week or month. some just wing it. How do you decide what you are going to make?
04/15/2012
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ExesandOhs ExesandOhs
I usually ask my boyfriend what h wants, but I always get the same answer of 'whatever you want to cook' so I just open the pantry and see what jumps at me and cook it.
04/15/2012
humblepie humblepie
Right before I go grocery shopping, I plan all my meals that will be between that trip and the next. Sometimes changes happen though.
04/15/2012
PolyLove PolyLove
I try to plan ahead... but usually we'll get a few meals at the store then wing it on what to make. We don't usually have a set menu in mind.
04/15/2012
Kissy Kissy
Mainly just look in the cabinet!
04/16/2012
mat mat
I just raid the cupboard. My girlfriend's family makes a plan for dinners through the week and goes grocery shopping based on that, which usually works better than my plan.
04/16/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Whatever I feel like making coupled with asking my husband if he's in the mood for anything specific.
04/16/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
Because of my work schedule, I tend to make whatever is in the cabinets. But when I can plan during my shopping I usually have a few things in advance to make.
04/16/2012
JG24FanUK JG24FanUK
My girlfriend and I plan what we are going to eat for the week ahead of time. This makes it a lot easier to know what we are having and how long to expect it to take. We are too busy to run to the store more than once a week.
05/08/2012
Faeya Faeya
We generally plan a week in advance, altho some days can be negotiable or switched around depending on what happens.
05/11/2012
indiechick indiechick
Quote:
Originally posted by Secret Pleasure
Some people plan a menu for the week or month. some just wing it. How do you decide what you are going to make?
College student I wing it
05/11/2012
LivingandLoving LivingandLoving
My fiance and I generally wing it as well. We don't plan meals at all, unless it's something we intentionally discuss wanting to try. I have a general idea of a good amount of foods we both like so I can do the grocery shopping, plus I keep "staples" like chicken breast, garlic, olive oil, soup, bread, sliced cheese, fresh veggies, and such for easy meals and improvising. Grilled cheese is our favorite "we don't feel like cooking and we're starving right now" meal. We've also designed our own chicken alfredo casserole, which turned out really great!
05/14/2012
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