Friday’s confession … I suck at meal planning.
Well, that’s not actually true. I understand and can meal plan just fine – they’re just the SAME meals over and over again.
While that’s fine for me, I could eat spaghetti and clam sauce five days a week, the other people who live with me aren’t exactly thrilled with the lack of variety.
Yesterday, Husband discovered my stash of cookbooks filled with enticing recipes ready to be thrown into rotation.
As he pulled out book after book I realize that I have been sitting on an arsenal of ideas with them and the internet at my finger tips – there’s so many wonderful food blogs out there.
So, here’s my start to mastering meal planning:
Map out the WEEK on Sunday. Great changes come with a plan. It takes the stress and confusion away and will streamline shopping. That’s worth everything right there.
Add TWO new recipes per week. I figure I need to go harder than just one but two is not overwhelming. I’m more likely to stick with it if I keep things simple and pressure free.
Have HUSBAND pick a meal. He found the books, he should use them. Seriously. Getting his input eliminates the guessing game of what he wants; and will help keep me accountable, too.
How about you? Am I the only one needing a little variety in the kitchen? What are your tips for mastering meal planning?
Winks & Smiles,