I wanted to tell you about something. Come closer… because I’m actually whispering.
I have come up with a meal planning idea that just might work. Just might.
Thanks to the many dozens of people I have stalked and creepily asked about their meal planning methodology, I do believe that I’ve found something that will suit our needs PERFECTLY.
Ok, you can move away now, I’m done whispering.
Here it is in black and white (because I can’t figure out how to change the color of the fonts on this silly program).
Each week I will pick 7 meals using ingredients I have or will purchase:
1 Breakfast (because I think breakfast needs a chance to be the ‘most popular’ meal)
1 Casserole/Soup ( two things I would love to make more of)
1 “Ethnic” (Curry, yum…)
1 Salad/Vegetarian ( we like to have a ‘lighter’ meal now and again)
1 Easy/Quick/Simple (for the days we spend away and get home minutes before dinner time)
1 Never Before Tried (can you say ‘cabbage rolls’)
1 Other (sort of self-explanatory – – and if it isn’t, hang in there, I’ll explain in a bit)
So – once the meals are picked, I can arrange them through the week as needed. The nights I work we can have the casserole or easy dish, a night we have more time I could fix something new and exciting. If I have certain ingredients that need to be used sooner, that meal will come at the beginning of the week. The “Other” meal can be used for leftovers or if we eat out or just decided to have a ‘movie and a snack night’, which happens sometimes. This way, there’s always something different going on at meal time and at least once a week we’ll try something totally new. I’m inordinately excited about it.
Alright, I just needed to share that.