I don’t know if I’ve said it here before but I really don’t like to cook. If I could afford it I would pay someone else to do all the cooking for me. I am lucky that I married someone who doesn’t mind pitching in but if it was up to him we would live off steak… and maybe the occasional potato… or chicken cooked with a beer can…
Bottom line is that I need to plan ahead because if I don’t it’s just too easy to grab something unhealthy. My secret weapon? Plan To Eat! I started with a free 30 day trial but it’s worth every penny to pay $39 for a year long membership. It stores my recipes, lets me schedule my meals and automatically creates a shopping list. I love it! I used to print off the recipes and keep them in a binder but now I just use my iPad:
Have I mentioned that I love my iPad? I know, I know you should love people not things but I LOVE my iPad! (Don't judge me)
Mondays are my days off and my favourite way to start the week is to plan my menu for the week, pick up a green tea latte and go grocery shopping! Seriously, it makes me happy to have the whole week planned out. If I have time (which I did today) I prepare as much of the weeks food as I can in the afternoon.
On the menu this week:
Monday: Baked Potato Soup
Tuesday: Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili
Wednesday:Baked Chicken Parmesan
Thursday: Shepherds Pie
Friday: Baked Macaroni & Cheese
All the recipes this week came from Skinnytaste.com I haven’t tried a recipe from Gina’s website yet that wasn’t delicious!
Since cooking is not one of my top ten activities I put my “crooner” playlist on shuffle and poured myself a glass of wine (because really, everything is better with some Sinatra & Shiraz) and whipped up this:
Tonight’s soup with enough leftover for lunches this week, Thursday’s shepherd’s pie, and two baked mac & cheese (one for this week and one for the freezer). I also did all the chopping and grating for Tuesday & Wednesday! I love it when a plan comes together!
No last minute take out crap for us this week!
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