Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Meal Planning 101 (continued)

With the advice of a dear friend (who just so happens to be a dietitian), I ...

[wait for it]

... created a menu for next week. [Cue applause]. Aren't you proud?

Friend Laura gave me some great tips on gradually beginning to plan a weekly menu so Andi and I can stop being in the place where we make bad meal decisions solely based on what's convenient. In that 70% of my problem is grocery shopping and being overwhelmed by prices and varieties and people, I decided to give CobornsDelivers another try. While it's a few more dollars to have the items delivered to my door, it allowed me to sit at my computer, Google recipes on the internet and search for the exact items I need for recipes. The groceries arrive this afternoon and then I'll start cooking!

Here's my menu for the next few days:

Beef Strogonoff (in the crock pot)

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (make a big batch and save some for leftovers)

Shredded BBQ Pork Sandwiches

And a few frozen meals like Amy's pot pies, einchiladas and pizzas.

Now the challenge will be coordinating schedules to see who's home what nights, and when.
Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck! The other challenge is eating all of the leftovers! I play my meals all the time but get sick of the leftovers. It's hard to cook for 1!

  2. Thanks! One of the hardest parts is I'm still trying not to eat meat (unless it's locally and humanely produced) and I feel like my vegetarian options are limited. As you can see above - I'm still making meat dishes for Andi and eating around that. Urgh.

    Hey, and maybe that means we need to invite each other over more - then, no leftovers!

  3. I love the online shopping option. I totally wish that was something we had here : )