The Goal: Plan a month’s worth of meals to make meals easier all month long
What worked: I loved having a big list of meals on my fridge that I could glance at every week. We definitely did more cooking than most months. I think we only ordered delivery three times (including once for me at lunch) which is good for us. Sad but true. Hot dog night was a huge success- fun for kids and adults that we will definitely repeat. I became way more conscious of re-using leftovers and mastered twice baked potatoes.
What needs work: Even though I had my master list and cooked a lot, I only made a third of the meals. Even though they were all pretty easy meals, some felt too ambitious. And I got an instapot mid month so I was more interested in trying new recipes. And a lot of times, I wanted to repeat meals that I knew worked well.
Next month: February will be a weird month as we will be gone for a week mid-month, however, I still need to prep all of the meals as my teenage niece will be watching the girls. This will be a month of kid-friendly favorites and instapot recipes. I think I will only pick 15 or so meals and just plan on repeating ones.
I will post our monthly plan in a few days and keep you guys posted.
And now, a few of my favorite things.
1. Audible for listening to books
2. This podcast
3. This song that has become our family theme song. I feel like it speaks to being a SAHM. Except the part about the pirates.
4. This workout program
5. My instapot. I swore I wouldn’t become one of those crazy instapot crazed bloggers, but watch out guys. It’s coming.
Stay healthy my friends!!!