Based on a quick survey of two people, it seems that others have a meal repetition of two weeks or less. Meaning, the fact that CD and I usually complain that "we just had that" when the kids suggest something we last ate three months ago is unusual. Based on my sample size of two. But I suspected this. My kitchen has too many recipes. I have several cooking blogs I check regularly and all have great ideas that get printed out. I have a subscription to Southern Living which has great recipes.
There is, in my kitchen, a file box of 3x5 cards for recipes I use a lot, piles of cookbooks I use very little, an organized binder of recipes torn from magazines, all of which I've tried and liked and want to make again, a binder of recipes torn from magazines that have never been made, but have gotten organized enough to be shoved into the pocket of the binder, (maybe even 3-hole punched, but I'm not sure) and also a pile of recipes on the counter which are recently printed/torn out/written down. ("Recently" is a loosely defined word here.) There is a printed list CD and I made of menu ideas (a few years ago) which has two columns and still takes two pages to print.
How do I get control of this? I must stop. I must stop tearing out recipes. I must stop printing new recipes. I must get control over the number of recipes in my kitchen. But I love making new recipes! (Smitten Kitchen has a great sounding scalloped tomato dish today!) And I love variety! And sometimes a recipe makes it into the regular repertoire and we make it often. ("Often" apparently defined as less than once in three months.) So, while I can see that I have a problem (the beginning!), I don't yet see a solution I can live with. Meanwhile, I am resisting the printer icon as I look at that tomato recipe.