Meal Planning 101
It's Sunday and this is my day to get sh-- done. First thing I do, is meal plan. I do this so I know there's a plan for each night of the week and I don't have to worry about it each day. It also saves me money and time because I don't have to go to the store multiple times or resort to eating out.
Here's how I do it:
1. Write out the days of the week we plan to eat in on top of my grocery list. For us, it's usually Sunday-Friday. I take into account carpool days, sports times, etc. to determine if it should be a crock pot meal that can be ready at different times or a quick get-em-fed meal.
3. Make a grocery list. This includes all our basics plus any ingredients for the meals I plan to make each night.
4. I order my groceries online and pick up later that day. This saves me so much time and aggravation it's totally worth the $4.95 fee. I can't recommend it enough.
Now I have a plan and it's one less thing I have to think about this week. Whew!
Go to it!