I promised a meal planning big reveal didn't I.
My post, about taking the stress out of meal times, has forced me to actually do it. To actually plan.
Well it's not a whole month, but it is a week's worth and it did inform my shopping list this weekend, which interestingly led to my shopping bill being roughly 30 % cheaper than it has been.
I guess that's one of the advantages of planning.
So here's the plan and the list. I apologise profusely for the writing quality. I was unfortunately taught to write in a school that still felt that calligraphy was vital and the use of an italic pen was a necessity. It means that I naturally want to make my 'o's look like upside down triangles. Over the years it's evolved into, well, a scribble. Sorry.
Essentially I have to plan for feed the two girls (Age 6 and 3 respectively). In the week my hubby and I often don't eat the same meal as we take it in turn to go to the Gym, so if I'm going out, he will sort his own dinner out and vice versa. It's a funny week this week too as we have a nursery trip on Thursday, so they'll be a picnic lunch required and I'll be home alot earlier than usual for a Thursday. If I hadn't completed this plan I'd have forgotten that and arrived at Thursday night with no clue what to eat!
We are doing well so far. The meal's aren't inspiring, but I know what we are having so it's taking the stress out of it all. Baby steps.
And you know what. There may just be something in this "forward-planning" lark!