Our lifestyle changed this year with half of our 4 kids moving nearer to our home than our in-laws’ home. So I have my wish of cooking lunch and dinner for half our family.
I know that if I don’t do any meal planning, grocery shopping will be messy and expensive, not knowing what to cook or missing ingredients will drive me mad. This will make me cranky. Not good.
So in view of the dire consequences, I decide to do meal planning in a bid to keep us healthy, to know what to cook and when, save money and to keep me sane.
I will (TRY!) to document my journey and how plans don’t always work the way you want them to, my workarounds, and how I stretch the dollar and the food.
I spent quite a few hours researching how other mothers meal plan. It helped but most often, tips were few and far between e.g. you bought a lemon but only used half, what do you do with the other half, What do you do with that leftover pineapple rice from dinner or even, how to cook around last minute schedule changes. I found lots of great recipes so instead of reinventing the wheel, I will refer to those in their website/blog of origin.
I intend for this documentation to be hopefully a weekly entry, with real life challenges, experiences and tips and tricks. So stay tuned…