Buying a new recipe book is an act of faith. You pick up the cookbook and turning the pages see yummy looking food and think, "I could make that." You imagine your family sitting down to the table and eating like it could be their last meal and exclaiming what a fantastic cook you are. Well, I bought a new cook book and have high hopes that that is exactly what will happen.
BYU TV has a show called The Food Nanny. The host, Liz Edmunds, goes into peoples homes and helps them cook a meal for their family. She says her goal is to "bring families home for dinner." She plans meals around "theme nights", Monday is comfort food, Tuesday is Italian night and so forth.
You can check out her website at www.thefoodnanny.com and find example menu plans and templates for the two-week menu plan and the shopping list, and check out her show on BYU-TV. We all need some inspiration now and then to cook our families dinner each day and then sit down together at the dinner table.