I hope this finds you well. So how dinner prep USED to go was that I would be sitting at work around lunch time trying to figure out what I was going to feed my kids once I got home. I would try to remember what was in the fridge what we had recently and whether or not I needed to go to the store. We both know being at the grocery store, with kids, close to dinner time is a HOT ASS MESS. They’re grabbing things because they’re hungry. You’re grabbing things because it sounds good in the moment and you sometimes forget the thing you needed most to make dinner happen for the night.
how it goes (most of the time let’s be honest, open and transparent) Is I write it down. I go to the grocery store 1 time during the week. And I grab what we needed AFTER, I made the menu for the week. Now I pack me and Sean’s lunch and Anthony has his own regimented lunch schedule so REALLY MY MAIN CONCERN IS DINNER.
Here’s what our week looks like.
My taste buds change and sometimes what I wrote down for Thursday I want on Tuesday and vice versa, so I switch up what we ALREADY HAVE and put it together that evening.
I avoid meals that TAKE FOREVER if I can help it but sometimes after work I really want some brine roasted chicken that takes 2 hours to make but its well worth it on those days. BUT everyday doesn’t have to be like this. You worked hard, you want your kids to eat something good, you want to make it yourself then make the meals that don’t take up your whole night. Because let’s be honest, you don’t have all night.
Cooking at home
- saves you money
- is more intimate (bonding with the babies)
- helps you control ingredients (i.e salt, sugar, and chemicals used)
- AND IT TASTE BETTER!
So here’s this planner with over 45 meal ideas for you to use this week! Let me know how it goes. I’m thinking time and money saved because YOU’RE NOT eating taking every night!
Talk To You Soon,