Monday, January 28, 2013

meal plan monday: jan 28.

i am sick of meal planning. yes, i recognize its benefits and i appreciate the stress it alleviates in my life. and yet, at least in its current format, i am so over it. its boring. its bland. and i've lost some really good recipes in my archives that i'm just too lazy to scroll back through every time i want to find a specific recipe. i think its time for a change.

but i'm not there yet. i'm not sure what should change or how to best implement said change. and so until i figure those things out, here's another lame-old meal plan for this week just so i can go to the grocery store with a plan so Mark can stop scrounging around the cupboards trying to find something to eat.

Monday: taco night.
Tuesday: soup from a can.
Wednesday: crock pot roast and veggies.
Thursday: fish, rice, and a veggie.
Friday: grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Saturday: grilled chicken penne pesto pasta with roasted asparagus.
Sunday: Super Bowl deliciosity.

if anyone has any suggestions for how i could change up my meal planning process so that i dont just give up on it, pleasepleaseplease let me know!


Shelley said...

Do any of the other blogs you like to follow post a meal plan? Sometimes there are some really awesome recipes. Do you like/have time to cook and/or prep ahead? This time of year is really about soups and chili (comfort food). Do you have a slow cooker or a small kitchen appliance you don't use very often (eg waffle maker)? Sometimes using a new appliance can help break up the doldrums too.

Sorry for the really long response..truly enjoy your blog!



Amanda said...

thanks Shelley! i try to use my crockpot at least once a week - i would probably use it more often if i could clean it fast enough. i will have to start paying closer attention to other peoples recipes to see if i can find a new easy go-to recipe to add to my rotation.

Miss Brenda said...

Go to pinterest and type in menu board. Make a really cute one for your kitchen. List your meal ideas on cards. Take turns choosing meals, or choose them randomly. Or just do like I do--pretend it's summer and don't cook anything. Love you!!

Anonymous said...

Do you keep a spreadsheet or document with previous meal plans? I have a Google Doc Excel spreadsheet that I've used since 2011 to meal plan every week (each column is a day, each row is a week). Then I can go back and look at what we've eaten and can remind myself what recipes were good (i link to the URL of recipes that I make) so I can make them again. And I try to pick one new recipe every two weeks from Pinterest to try so I don't get bored. I make those recipes on the weekend so I don't come home from work, think that it's too much work, and get Chipotle instead (I've done that more times than I care to confess).
- Meg