What is it about a new year, new month, new week or even a new day? It has an energy that allows us to rally ourselves to begin again. Anew. Afresh!
So, here is my plan:
- Pick a Variety of Meals
Get the husband to look through my Pinterest and mark the meals and dishes he WILL eat.
- Find a System that Works for Me
Something that excites me. You know how “new” things always get you more motivated???
- Have a Routine
For example, Friday’s are family movie night (as proclaimed by my daughter), so we need to have a living room picnic friendly meal. One CrockPot meal each week on my busy or work day would also make things easier.
- Make a Meatless Meal Each Week – or two
We all know meat, especially quality meat is expensive. A handful of meatless meals each month can mean putting our money towards less
- Keep a few Back Ups
Make a few freezer meals. Ones for the oven or CrockPot for when things may have gone wrong. Also, keep super simple one pot meals on hand for those time-sensitive emergencies.
- Have a Leftover Night
“Nough said. Don’t keep filling the fridge. That being said, make enough for leftovers and freezer meals.
- Give Myself a Night Off
This may mean that hubby and I decide on a set number of nights each month that we “eat out” or a couple nights a month that someone else takes care of dinner. And of course there’s leftover night.
I know the kids aren’t always going to have an excellent reaction to what’s for dinner. So, I will have an alternative – not a separate dish I have made, but something quick that they can get themselves. After they have had one, true bite of what’s for dinner.
I’ve talked (we email) with my husband about this being something I want to change. And that I need his help and support.
In this endeavor the biggest thing that will make it work is whatever method of organization I end up using. Whether it is a Daily Planner, List Plan It, Plan to Eat, beautiful Erin Condren planner or something I create myself.