Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In my own little piece of paradise
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I plan for six weeks at a time. That way I don't have to do it very often! Then, if I'm going to be away on a day that a lot of food prep would be involved, I just switch that day with another one from that week that is a quick or crock pot meal and it's taken care of. I also freeze a lot of different kinds of meals, so that on days when the kids are just SOOO needy, or I've had a birth and dh is working all day and a grandma is taking care of the kids, or whatever, we can just pull a meal out of the freezer and not worry about it. And it's still usually WHAT was planned, or NEAR what was planned. I have a "theme" for each day of the week. When I get sick of the six or eight of each of the "thematic" meals, (but really, there are at least 28 different meals on the menu at one time), THEN I pull out the cookbooks and mix it up a little. And it's easier, cause I'm not just randomly perusing a cookbook looking for "something good," I'm looking for something in particular, like a new way to cook a whole chicken(or whatever roast we're sick of), or new ideas for breakfast, or new veggie ideas.
Mama to two awesome kids. Wife to a wonderful, attached, loving husband. I love my job-- I'm a Midwife, Doula and Childbirth Educator, Classes forming now!