I know it sounds silly, but planning and preparing our meals for the week is my new goal, and when a good plan comes together, I feel very accomplished.
When our family eats real food, you can see a big difference from when we don’t. We’re less hurried, we’re less cranky, things “move” better, if you know what I’m sayin’.
My boys are happier, they’re full, They have seconds.
So this Sunday, I went to the grocery store on a mission to prepare our meals for the week. This way, I can throw the prepared meal in the oven, take the boys to hockey and/or basketball practice, then we can eat, and then I can help them with their heritage fair projects.
Have I ever told you my feelings on projects? Moving on.
This is the food I started with:
It cost less than $75. Really, $15 a meal isn’t bad, considering that I usually have to go to the grocery store every day and spend $35. I also bought a lovely Pinot. And then I started cooking.
After just over 2 hours, a huge mess and a nice little buzz, I had the following meals prepared:
Meat loaf and mashed potatoes
Unsloppy Joe’s and potatoes skins
Chicken enchiladas and salad
Chicken Pot Pie
I promise, recipes and pictures will come eventually.
I kinda think I’m on to something!