Often, I think up at least a partial menu before I go shopping. Sometimes I have no focus/creativity/ideas.
Today, I was in the latter situation.
I saw the stalks of Brussel-ees were marked down…and thought: gee, temps below normal…I should do an autumnal oven meal.
Sausage, Brussels and cauliflower, a few button mushrooms, some simple stuffing (cornbread, from a box), and a pound of tofu turned into hoisin-slathered “steaks.”
Perked us both up, although we both have vestiges of jet lag dogging us.