Mealtime has always seemed stressful. When I was working full time, I would practically sprint out of the office (late of course) to drive 25+ minutes to pick up cranky, hungry kids (which were usually the last kids in the room with a very grumpy teacher) and running home to throw something together. Staring into the fridge, I would feel like I was on an episode of Chopped. What can I do with eggs, canned green beans and mandarin oranges in 10 minutes?
What!? You know, that sounds tasty.
Those days are history. I am now a full-fledged menu planner. Wow, it has changed my world! Not only am I less stressed at mealtimes, I am less stressed at the grocery store, too! And I'm experimenting with new foods that used to intimidate me! Menu Planning is the bomb-dot-com.
So this week's menu...
Pulled Pork Tacos w/ Steamed Peas and Corn
Chicken Wings, Steamed Carrots, and French Fries
Sausage Tortilla Wraps with Chips and Queso
I made a big batch of chicken spaghetti so that it will last two nights, which will give me a break from cooking on night two! Huzzah!
I try to plan about two weeks in advance so I only have to go to the grocery store twice a month! Double Huzzah!