14 Days of DinnerPosted: November 20, 2010
Along with revolutionizing my chore productivity this week, I started organizing my dinner entrées in a way which then drives my grocery list.
Duh, I know.
Sometimes the obvious eludes me.
This has greatly reduced my stress on at least 3 days of the week when I still have absolutely no idea what I am going to cook at 3:30 pm. This presents a problem when you don’t keep processed food in your house and don’t have a microwave.
Since we go out to eat about once a week, I made a list of 11 dinners so I had one “seat of my pants” dinners. (This turned out to be spaghetti.) Our dinner list was this:
- Swedish meatballs with egg noodles and peas
- sloppy jacks, corn and chips
- white chicken chili with cornbread
- San Francisco pork chops
- hamburger soup with ciabatta rolls
- pork chop and apple grille
- beef enchiladas
- sticky chicken, peas and rice
- taco pasta shells
- chicken corn chowder
- beef stew
Everyday, I simply look over the list and decide what I want to make. If I’m ambitious, I take out meat for a few days. Then, I cross whatever I made off the list!
So easy! I love it!
I used the list to grocery shop, only buying what I needed. How easy is that?! I loved that! Normally, I work off a list of staples and then see what is on sale or what I’m in the mood for. This was so easy!
I’m loving this new organization!
On a side note, I promised a scarf picture last time…here it is. I’m really happy how it turned out.