One of my least favorite things in the world is coming home from work and figuring out what to make for dinner.
And all of the mom’s (or dad’s) out there shouted, “AMEN!”
I just want to come home, sit down and eat. Not cook. Just eat.
I’ve found one of the things that makes dinner so much easier for me is planning dinner ahead of time. Now, some of you have been doing this for years. But I just recently became a responsible adult and am playing catch-up.
If I have a plan and all of the ingredients already bought and in my fridge, dinner goes about 90% smoother.
One day, while I was talking to Cee, she suggested that I email her what meals I was planning for the week, and she would do the same. That way we can get inspired and steal each others dinner ideas, thus making us seem like SuperWives to our husbands. (I would like to mention here that I have sent her about 30 ideas…while all she’s given me is “Stanley & Seaforts Happy Hour.”)
So here is what the Jones Family will be eating for the week:
And here are a few disclaimers: The menu is subject to change if I feel like it. For reasons including but not limited to; I’m tired, I have to work late, I’m missing Tuesday Prime Time television or I have a headache. I did not invent any of these recipes. We are obviously not concerned about health, as everything is stuffed with some kind of cheese.
Now that we’ve got a plan, the next step is to head to the grocery store. I find that the best time for us to do our grocery shopping is around 10pm on Sunday night. Call me crazy, but there’s nobody at the grocery store, no long lines, and no one judging you on the amount of cheese in your shopping cart. Make a list. Take it with you. Get only the items on your list. (Just make sure you put 2 Snickers Bars on said list.)
And viola! You’re done. And prepared for the whole week. That’s right, you don’t have to go back to the grocery store again until next Sunday! Yay you!