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I just want to say a heart felt thank you to everyone that took the time to write me or to leave a comment about what menu planning route I should take. You are all so brilliant, resourceful, and just plain generous.
The consensus was for menu planning by theme (A.K.A Option 1), with a bit of just sit your ass down and do it (A.K.A. Option 3) thrown in for good measure.
And you know what? You’re absolutely right.
Something that makes my life easier, reduces the stress in our house greatly, and helps all of us feel better day in and day out is always worth the time necessary to do it.
I also need to remind myself that I don’t have to use every. single. nap. for work. Taking care of myself should be a top priority as well. And this, friends, is taking care of myself. And The Babe. And The Hubster.
And that makes it worthwhile every single week.
THE WEEKLY THEMES
I love love love the template I shared last week from Emily Marko, but know that our style of eating is a lot different than hers.
I’m thinking that I’m going to stick with the themes mentioned last week:
- Mondays: Pasta
- Tuesdays: Burgers
- Wednesdays: Freezer Finds
- Thursdays: Asian-inspired
- Fridays: Finger Foods
- Saturdays: Vegetarian
- Sundays: Fridge Clean-out
I think this will help to keep us organized, to cut down on time spent searching for meals, and also give us each enough variety and flexibility that we’ll actually be looking forward dinner time.
Wish me luck! We’ll be testing it out this week.