...ok, maybe not so much change your world...but at least, make it considerably more enjoyable!
Round abouts 2 years ago, after the birth of Buster Boy (or 2nd babes), I found myself flittin around the house all day and not actually getting a lot done. I was enthralled with my babies and thought every second they were awake needed to be spent in their faces entertaining them. And of course when they slept, I felt the need to sleep (I still believe in this part, mind you!).
But when Carter would come home from work and there wasn't even a HINT of dinner cooking, or dinner even being thought about, I started to feel like a slacker wife. So we'd pack up many nights and head to our restaurant of choice.
Soon I found that money didn't grow on trees and those darn restaurants preferred we pay with money, as opposed to other means. Silly them.
So I decided we needed a little organization to our daily routine. I developed a cleaning plan of what areas of the house I would tackle on certain days, when I would do laundry/ironing, etc.
Then came the dinner planning. I would sit down on Sunday afternoons and develop the week's menu, followed by a trip to the grocery store.
Changed our lives, I tell ya.
Ok, maybe didn't change them...just made them more enjoyable, less stressful, more streamlined. And now, with 4 little tikes at home all day, it's a NECESSITY to plan ahead and be proactive on all fronts. That way, when the opportunities arise (twins are napping, big kids are play-do-ing), I can begin browning meat, chopping veggies, or whatever else can be done early. And when the dinner hour rolls around, I just put it all together and press the "bake" key. Waalaa! (I even have those small clear bowls that I put all my prepped food in so I totally feel like a Food Network star when I get them all out of the fridge to throw together!)
Here's where you come in...whoever you are. I'm going to start posting our weekly menus each Sunday in hopes that maybe once in a while you might find something you can add to yours. If you need the recipe, you post a comment with your email address.
There are lots of these types of blogs around, but I don't ever know the people, so I thought it would be cool if we started another. Kara is already cranking at whatkarascooking so I know she's in (and will have most of the recipes on her blog already).
So here's what to do (until I figure out an easier way). Either post your menu in my comments section, or post a link to your blog.
Here is full permission to steal from me, as I will absolutely be doing the same.
Sunday (always a breakfast night for us) - Orange pancakes (just make regular pancakes but switch the milk for oj), sausage
Monday - Potato Kielbasa Skillet, cornbread
Tuesday - Steak Wraps, creamy red potato salad
Wednesday - Caprese pizza, spinach salad
Thursday - Friends cooking, not me!
Friday - Chicken won tons, cous cous, edamame
Saturday (always) - Burgers, brunswick stew (got to represent the hometown!), oven potato fries
Can't wait to see what you've got cooking! Don't leave me hanging....