Well, I have talked to lots of moms and found out that one of the stresses (and there are lots) is deciding what to have for dinner each night. I will say that only recently has this issue become less of a problem for me. To be honest, I was like most of you and did not decided what we were having for dinner until right before we were going to eat…yikes, no wonder it was stressful!
So to make my life a LOT easier I started meal planning. Now this does take some time and preparation on your part at the beginning of the week, but the benefits are worth it! Not only does it take a HUGE stress off your shoulders on week nights, but it will also save you money. You will know what you are going to eat for the entire week or weeks, if you can be diligent, and shop ahead. Shopping ahead means no “quick” trips to the store, where you will inevitablely pick up things YOU DO NOT NEED! Believe me, I know from experience…you can’t lie to yourself any longer! Also, if you are super motivated you can stock up and shop sales.
I have decided to start giving you my lists of meals each week, and try to include recipes for the more complicated ones. Honestly, most of meals are very simple. This might be helpful for those of you have never done this and give the rest of us more ideas.
So here’s the deal, keep track of your meals and every Sunday link up with me and share. I normally make a list of five, because we normally will go out about once a week and I can use the leftovers on weekends. Also, if you make something REALLY good, give us the recipe and a pic.
I hope to see you all on Sunday!