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Your definition of "In the rotation"-

lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 25,045
Recovery night -Curious as to your definition of "In the rotation" especially regarding the implied calendar deal as I have never subscribed to that dynamic.  Readily admit that certain cooks pop up on the menu more frequently than others but not calendar tracked.  Insights appreciated.
Happy New Year.
Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!

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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,763
    yep, If I always have the ingredients on hand and can do it in my sleep.
  • I think of in the rotation items as easy cooks that are weekly or bi-weekly like salmon and chicken…
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  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 1,756
    Varies regionally I’m sure, but as others have said…no recipe and over 50% of the ingredients on hand, it’s in the rotation 
  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,335
    It's sitting on my turntable.  
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  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,888
     Mexican martinis are in the rotation. 

    Actually, all we have is rotation meals right now. Need to get out of the rotation, or get some new stuff in the rotation. We added a great pork pastor recipe this summer, and now it's rotation. That's one meal man. I need like 10. 
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 12,974
    Botch said:
    It's sitting on my turntable.  
    I believe they are discussing food, however, I appreciate your sentiment.  I do not have a turntable, but I have various playlists for my cloud based music services.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Some Eggs, some Weber stuff, the occasional Traeger, and various other things that make flames and hold coals.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,530
    Can’t even remember the last time I cooked for us lol……Linda is simple though, butter noodles or bologna and cheese sandwich , either one and she’s a happy camper 
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  • TechsasJimTechsasJim Posts: 304
    “in the rotation”, I seem to bat 4th because I end up cooking and doing “clean up” work.   

    ha, Happy New Year all!!
    LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas
  • gonepostalgonepostal Posts: 674
    "In the rotation" for me ends up being cooks that I might only do 3-4 times a year.  If that.  Meals like meatloaf, fried pork chops or chicken, a fish fry, shrimp boils, etc.  Things that I might not cook until I'm craving them. But I consider them in my rotation. 

    My true rotation or rut centers around firing up the Large and cooking burgers, steak, or pork chops. Baked potatoes or frozen fries and green beans. 
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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 12,045
    I think just things we go back to periodically when we get the itch or are wondering what to make which typically are dishes we can riff on so they’re not the same every time.  I’d say 6x/year is probably the floor for us.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 5,108
    No rotation here . . . but pretty extensive "List"  =)
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  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 792
    I probably have three different rotations.  I would say pizza, brisket, butt, and ribs are not in my rotation.  Those take planning, thought, and are more special.

    The first one is, of course, a BGE rotation of burgers, brats, steaks, chicken, pork loin.  The simple things that I can get cooked after work.  These require some form of pre-planning to thaw or shop.

    My other rotation is things that I really like and can make with items on hand, and often using some of the leftovers from the first rotation.  Pork Fried Rice, for example with the leftover pork loin. 

    Finally, there are a number of things that I keep in the cupboard  and freezer for those nights when I don't grill and don't have anything to make an item on the second rotation.  Those would be items like manwich, tacos, red beans and rice (boxed), pizza rolls, etc.

    TL DR: I have a lot of stuff in my rotations.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 25,045
    Thanks for the responses to date.  Great and insightful across the board.  
    I will never look at "in the rotation" the same.
    Keep 'em coming. 
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 792
    That's a great idea, @RRP.  There is nothing worse than the "What are you hungry for?" / "I don't care, what are you hungry for?" back and forth.

    I have that with myself every other night, it seems.  Maybe I should make a calendar!
    Clinton, Iowa
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 12,974
    Langner91 said:
    That's a great idea, @RRP.  There is nothing worse than the "What are you hungry for?" / "I don't care, what are you hungry for?" back and forth.

    I have that with myself every other night, it seems.  Maybe I should make a calendar!
    That is perhaps one of the most aggravating conversations I have.  I have it roughly 3x a day.  I will say, I am glad I am not worried if I will find food.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Some Eggs, some Weber stuff, the occasional Traeger, and various other things that make flames and hold coals.
  • xfire_ATXxfire_ATX Posts: 996
    Weekly Rotation for us are Burgers, Sausages and Chicken (all sorts)- one or two of these get the egg lit every week- we make enough for days of leftovers.

    Monthly/ bi-weekly - Pizza, Spatchcock Chicken

    Special occasion rotation- Pork Butt/ Carnitas, OTT Chili, Pork Loin, Pork Belly Burnt Ends

    Not really in rotation is a brisket that is an out of the blue cook for sure.



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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 12,974
    Tspud1 said:
    Thinking about adding this to rotation
    That would end my rotation.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Some Eggs, some Weber stuff, the occasional Traeger, and various other things that make flames and hold coals.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,248
    I would be in an entirely new rotation that is also a colloquial legal term.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,663
    place near me started making birria tacos on fridays. birria taco grease comas are on the friday rotation
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 22,290
    Tspud1 said:
    Thinking about adding this to rotation

    I am pretty sure I can't afford to purchase any of that, on several levels.  
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 22,290
    Tspud1 said:
    Thinking about adding this to rotation

    I am pretty sure I can't afford to purchase any of that, on several levels.  

    .......but all she wants is an A
    Hahaha. 
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 12,974
    Tspud1 said:
    Thinking about adding this to rotation

    I am pretty sure I can't afford to purchase any of that, on several levels.  

    .......but all she wants is an A
    I just spit out my food.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Some Eggs, some Weber stuff, the occasional Traeger, and various other things that make flames and hold coals.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,248
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  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,374
    so what else is in my rotation?
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