I love the seasonal wax and wane of meal planning. Summer always seems to arrive right when my regular weekly meal plan hits a rut. Meal planning is really regimented for my family during the school year, but as summer roll in, we get to plan things faster and looser. This makes meal planning more fun — as does all the fresh produce and grilling — but it certainly creates some other challenges too.
Here are five of the most common questions that every home cook must conquer in the coming months, and our favorite meal planning solutions for each.