Monday, January 29, 2018

Planning the Menu...Again.

It’s the 29th of January and I’m already a day late on getting the week ready for productivity and efficiency.  As I’m sitting here waiting for the baby to take her nap, I’m realizing I need a more productive way of meal planning so I’m not doing this every week…that’s at least 4 times a month I have to stop and plan.  We all know that planning takes time, especially if you want it done right the first time. 

Why not only plan the menu once a month?  Well, that’s hard with picky eaters, especially when one loves chicken and the other says they are sick of chicken….when they like to come home and suggest a new meal option that you have zero ingredients for…when one picky eater insists on meat with every meal and also trying to meet a budget requirement!  The stores don’t exactly tell you what they will put on sale in a month to prepare you and your budget.  Even the weather plays a role when I meal plan for my family!  If it’s cold, I need a warm hearty meal for Hubby to keep a smile on his face.  Now add in a one year old who is now eating from the table most meals...sometimes I just want to have someone else plan the meals for my family.  

Granted, Pinterest has been a great asset in searching and finding new recipes, however, that doesn’t always guarantee they are good recipes or that my family will eat it even if it is a great recipe! 

I’ve been cooking with the meat that I have had in the freezers trying to use them all so I can focus on getting and stocking up fresh/new meat for the freezer.  I have successfully done that and now just have a couple of packages of ground turkey that I just purchased when it was on sale for $2.99/pound.  I may or may not have a package of chicken thighs in the deep freezer.  Of course, Hubby has said that he doesn’t want to eat chicken for a while, so I guess it will stay in the freezer for another week or so before being pulled out for dinner. 


I’m still at the deer camp with plans to head back to reality later today after I get packed, organized, and clean the camp.  Tomorrow I will drive to the airport to pick up my MIL.  Wednesday will be first day I can go to the grocery store.  I will need to plan specifically to feed the picky eaters. 

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Happy Thoughts!

That's a good looking German Shepherd, if I may say...I love that dog!  I've had her since she was 6 weeks old.  She just turned 5 last month. She loves coming to the deer camp and running around in the woods.  

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I'm finally back home and have everything unloaded from the car.  The baby is enjoying playing with her ball pit she got for her birthday.  I have two weeks meal planned and now to order groceries to make it work!  

What's on your menu?  What are their favorite meals?  

Here's to a great week!  


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