Given how busy we've been lately, what with prep football in full swing and me starting school, we came up with this idea: Instead of realizing at 5 p.m. that we have nothing planned for dinner and nobody took anything out of the freezer, maybe we could save time and money and still eat some good meals if we would plan out our week of meals on Sundays, do all our shopping in one day, and then the rest of the week would be smooth sailing. We figured, given how much leftovers we usually have because it's just the two of us, three or four meals a week would be perfect. I also thought it would be a good idea to try to incorporate at least one new recipe each week. It went pretty good the first week (last week) but then our weekend was pretty busy (more on that in the next post!) so we never came up with a plan for this week ... hopefully this will become more of a trend. Last week's plan included two new recipes - Rosemary Chicken and Salmon with Brown Sugar and Bourbon Glaze. The third recipe was an oldie but goodie - pizza, easy to throw together for Chris one day when I had an evening function (and yes, we also eat salad).
I realize that this type of planning is common in many households, but it's new to us! Anyone have better plans or suggestions for making sure we stick to it?
4 weeks ago