Occasionally, I’ll hit a bump in the menu-planning road when nothing I do, no amount of time spent on Pinterest, no number of magazine pages I flip through or cookbooks I read give me inspiration for meals.
It just happens.
It happened last week when I was grocery shopping, when I realized that it was too hot to turn the oven on for the pork tenderloin roast I’d planned. I didn’t really have enough time left for the size of the roast I wanted to buy. What’s that quote about failure to plan?
Luckily, I was standing in the refrigerated meat section of Brookshire’s when this revelation occurred. Low and behold, what was RIGHT in front of me, but Savory Table-prepared items.
I quickly grabbed Steak & Vegetable Kebabs AND Chicken & Vegetable Kebabs, skewers already assembled with thick chunks of meat alternating with colorful cuts of vegetables. Right next to them were Bacon-Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes that we could have for a side dish. As if that wasn’t a complete meal, then I saw the Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos Stuffed with Cream Cheese.
I ended up preparing the entire meal on the grill, from appetizers to main course and side dish, without having to heat my kitchen or spend any time at all prepping or cleaning up.
That made meal-planning a lot less stressful, at least for one day.