Okay, week one of "knowing-what-i'm-fixing-for-dinner-before-five-and-shopping-accordingly" went well. Of course, it saves money on the grocery bill. Of course, it's less stressful during the week. Of course, it prevents sending Joel to the store last minute for a must have ingredient that I just realized we're out of half way through the recipe. And of course, this is still gonna take some getting used to before it's routine around here.
A few tweaks though. We had too many leftovers. There's still some pasta primavera aging in the fridge, and I hate that it will go to waste. So, I'll try sending food w/J for lunch this week, freezing half the recipe, or eat leftovers and skip a night of cooking. I mean, tear myself away from the kitchen for night while protesting loudly. Ha.
I like this idea from simplemom.com. It helps to have a starting place...
Thursdays: Crock Pot
Fridays: Homemade Pizza and Dessert
Saturdays: Something New
Sundays: Something Easy
So, here we go with Week 2
#1 White Chicken Chili, Cornbread
#2 Beef Stroganoff, Green Beans
#3 Lemon Chicken Stir Fry & Rice
#4 BLT's & Minestrone Soup
#5 Calzones & Salad (This will be fun to include E when we assemble them)
Off to the store.