Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Recap Week 8 – Meal Planning
Like I said, I’ve been working on planning my meals ahead of time. I really don’t enjoy coming home from work and having no idea what to make for supper. But, it needs to become a habit, so it’s something I’ll have to continue to work on. But I did come up with this to make it a little easier:
I’ve designed this to-do list for Monday through Sunday with spaces for morning tasks and afternoon/evening tasks because that’s how I like to break up my day. In the Sunday spot, I wrote in a reminder to take a day to spend with your family, not rushing around trying to get anything else done. You could also use the Sunday spot to write in a verse you’d like to meditate on for the week. And, I’ve included a line for meal planning!
Sunday evening (or sometimes Monday morning) I try to take a few minutes to write down the things I would like/need to accomplish for that week. This also is the time for me to plan my meals, check the freezer and add any missing ingredients to my store list.
Rather than printing out a page for each week (which you could do if you wanted to plan a few weeks at a time) I printed out one page and put it in a cheap (less than $5, found near the poster frames) 11×14 floating frame from Walmart. Now, I can write on it with dry-erase markers and change it each week. Because the frame is larger than the design, there is also room to write notes or doodle, and you could even add a page of scrapbook paper behind to pretty-up the frame.
Before filling the frame, I wrote in a few of the things that I do on a weekly basis. For example, “every” Wednesday and Saturday mornings I “plan to” do laundry, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays I vacuum the downstairs, etc. I wrote that on the paper under the glass, so I don’t have to write it in every week.
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