Monday, May 19, 2014

Menu Plan: May 19 - May 24

Sharing our Menu Plan for May 19 - May 24, 2014

Monty in Choate Collar | Taste As You Go

I haven't felt like blogging lately. It's not for lack of content. A good number of items fall under the "edit photos/write post" category, but I just haven't had the motivation to sit down and do anything about it.

I could make excuses -- I've been traveling a lot lately and need this time to catch-up on other things; the weather is too nice to be sitting inside at my computer; I'd rather be cuddling with the dog. But making excuses doesn't change the simple (yet, hard-to-admit) fact that my heart isn't in it right now. Of course, putting pressure on myself to stay on course and stick to a regular blogging schedule has only compounded the problem.

So, here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to make a choice.

Realizing that everyone suffers from ruts, I'm loosening my grip on my content calendar and publishing schedule. Rather than force myself to continue publishing new content four times per week (even when my heart's not in it), I'm going to write when inspiration strikes. Rather than chain myself to my computer to "finally write that blog post", I'm going to grant myself the freedom to do other things... Even if that means only publishing once or twice per week.

I know that, eventually, my motivation will return and new posts will appear more regularly again. For now, though, I'd rather write when I actually have something to say that doesn't feel forced or disingenuous.

And I'm going to take a guess that you'd rather read something that's genuine over something that feels contrived.

Regardless of my motivation level, I do want to say that I'm so grateful to those of you who continue to read Taste As You Go no matter what... Your support has made a tremendous impact on me. Let's hope that, for the sake of all of us, this rut doesn't last too long!

Menu Plan: May 19 - May 24, 2014

Monday: Soba Noodles with Miso-Roasted Tomatoes from Food & Wine Magazine

Tuesday: Do-Your-Own-Thing

Since Stephen has a softball game and I'm planning on attending an event in support of one of my colleagues, we've decided to just feed ourselves on Tuesday night rather than have me make something whenever I get home. Much easier this way!

Wednesday: Stephen's Choice

Did I ever mention that Wednesday is my favorite night of the week?

Grilled Chicken with Lemon Orzo Pasta | Taste As You Go
Grilled Chicken with Lemon Orzo Pasta | Taste As You Go

Thursday: Grilled Chicken with Lemon Orzo Pasta

Friday: Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella, Ricotta, Tomatoes, and Basil

Saturday: Bucatini with Spicy Shrimp, Arugula, and Breadcrumbs from Serious Eats

What's on your Menu Plan this week?

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