Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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One day, we sat down, racked our brains for some of our favorite meals, and wrote down seven that sounded good for dinner. (welll, actually more like 5, because several of them were big enough for two dinners and we love the leftovers). Then we went to the store once that week and bought everything we needed for them. and made them. and then did it the next week and made it a habit.
What we need to start doing now is planning lunches, because otherwise DP doesn't eat lunch.
we keep and file all of our previous meal plans (we usually write them on the same paper as the grocery list) so now, they act as a master list of our favorite meals. Most of the time, we'll pull out the cookbooks and flip through and pick a new dish or two each week to try.
Sometimes, if something is an amazing sale, we will postpone a meal for a day and make something else, or swap it out. (like, we were planning a pasta and veggies dish but say... corn and tomatoes and avocados are on sale, we might switch to taco salad. the pasta can wait a week because it doesn't go bad)
Caroline, partner to J, post partum doula, kitchen manager, aspiring midwife, soon to be nursing student, mama to my furbaby, someday a mama to not so furry munchkins, G-d willing