|My Messy Kitchen!|
Since getting married three years ago, I've tried a few times to have a hot dinner ready for my husband when he came home. Then I got real and decided that he was lucky if I made him a sandwich. I work the same long hours as he does- how am I supposed to cook dinner before he gets home???
I've tried freezer cooking, with mixed results. Most of the meals aren't to our liking - too many casseroles and ground meat dishes. Plus I have to remember to defrost things ahead of time, and I never do. Crock pot cooking is helpful now and again, but each recipe I find calls for so many cans of soup... I almost never want to eat anything that comes out of that crockpot.
So here I am, with a new approach: Weekly Meal Planning. This method asks me to write down all of the dinners that I plan to make for the week on Sunday. This way I can grocery shop and have everything on hand that I'll need. I started this week, and so far so good. Here's what we're eating:
Sunday: Cornflake crusted Tillapia with rice pilaf and green beans
Monday: Pasta with veggies from the garden and garlic bread
Tuesday (today): Burgers with Salad (more garden goodies!) and baked beans
Wednesday: Grilled chicken with salad and any leftovers.
Thursday: Zucchini Soup with garlic bread
Friday: Date Night! (I'm really excited, it's been forever!)
I only had to buy a couple of things from the store, since most of this is already in my freezer/garden.
Bread, Lettuce, Sausage (for the soup), milk, eggs, and some fruits for snacking.
Watch the blog later in the week for a recap of the (company paid!) training that I'm attending tomorrow, titled, "If I only had more time, I could..."