Nailing Jello to the wall. (Click the picture….it can be done)
It’s messy, a process, like hitting a moving target. Every week I start out with every intention not to deviate from the plan, but then life happens and you’re eating Taco Time.
Here is a peak at the process…
I keep a planner where I write down our crap for the week. It’s a bunch of crap. Meetings, practices, obligations, games etc. I try and determine what nights are cooking nights and what nights we are eating sandwiches. I try to keep our budget happy. We cannot eat lobster this week, but maybe we can have faux crab. Oh crap I have a meeting and Jim needs to play chef…box macaroni and cheese. Like I said it’s a bunch of crap. Lastly I check about 27 websites for recipe ideas. I love all the wonderful foodie bloggers that are out there in the world. 27 websites is quite the rabbit hole to find yourself spiraling down. Lucky for me I discovered Yummly. It’s an app and website that has tons of great recipes you can yum(thumb up) and everything is in a convenient app that you can sort by cooking method, ingredient, etc. This weeks plan is ala Yummly.
Monday – I have a meeting at the high school. I need to have something fairly simple for Jim to put together for dinner so when I get home with Big G we can eat. I do the heavy lifting in the morning and get this yummy into the slow cooker and Jim can make the rice. Honey Garlic Chicken Slow Cooker
Tuesday – A quiet night at home, we need a light easy meal. Fast Fish Tacos
Wednesday – Road game = Road food. See why I needed a light meal the evening before…
Thursday – Jim and I have to work the concession stand at the girls game. Hot Dogs for all (who pay).
Friday -Big G has a home game. It’s a late one too. Yummy burrito at the game
Saturday – Date Night. We are going to a cocktail party where we are learning to make mixed adult beverages from a fancy bartender. We’ve been asked to bring a snack. With a name like Heroin Wings , what can go wrong. I will buy some hummus and goats cheese just in case!!!!