The meal-planning system of the insane
I know a lot of people think it’s ridiculous, but it’s really worked for us. We don’t have those long drawn-out (annoying) conversations about what we’re going to eat that week. It’s super-simple. Going to the grocery store? OK, what are we having for the given day, and the few days after that? Not much thought required!
The system has also kept us from getting sick of certain cuisines by having them a few times in the same week. We used to eat Mexican food a couple of times a week, and we felt sick of it sometimes, but eh, what are you going to do? Now, it’s like “Ooh, it’s Monday — tacos tonight!”
I will admit two of the days aren’t working out too well — Sandwich Wednesday and Slowcooker Sunday. Sandwich Wednesday often winds up being Fish Stick Wednesday or Frozen Chicken Finger Wednesday, because … sandwiches? … for dinner? … is apparently not my style. Sometimes we have wraps, but other days it turns into sort of a freebie night. I have thought about switching it to “Wildcard Wednesday,” but that might be too stimulating.
And because I use the slowcooker on other days, too, it seems like I usually run out of steam by Sunday. It also usually turns into a “whatever’s easy” day, or we eat leftover pizza and pasta from the two previous days.
I like the idea of incorporating an international night somewhere into the mix, where I could make moussaka or … hmmm, will have to think of more international foods before I delve further into that one! (I’m a sheltered eater, remember, who has never tried sushi and has only eaten Thai food once)
So what do you think of my system? Insane or genius? Maybe a bit of both?
All I know is — God bless Instagram for being there to document it. #hashtaglover