Ideally the menu should be planned keeping in mind the easy availability of the ingredients especially the fresh ones. For example some vegetables and fruits are seasonal so when a certain vegetable or fruit is in season, make the full use of it. For example mangoes can be used to make a wide variety of dishes, both sweet and savoury.
Plan items that will complement each other. For if there is a gravy dish then make another dish dry one. If one dish is a bit heavy on the stomach, then let the other one be light. A salad should be a must for it is very nutritious too, easily digestible and extremely rejuvenating.
Keeping the spice bottles filled is another way to ensure that the food you cook is always delicious.
Spices, we all know, can make or mar a dish. Using right spices in the right combination and in the right amount is very important.
Equally important is that our daily menu should have dishes that can be prepared easily and fast. In this jet age time is an expensive commodity. Most women juggle two jobs - that of running a household on well-oiled wheels and handling the responsibilities at work place. And to do that efficiently she needs to spend as little time as possible sweating over a hot stove. Not that there are many who would like to do so anyway.