As I’ve tried to get the dinner on the table that is actually in our meal plan, I’ve noticed a few things:
I can’t make what’s on the plan, if I don’t have the ingredients. For Example, Thursday, the plan was Portobello Mushroom burgers. Couldn’t find the mushrooms, and didn’t have or didn’t make buns. Instead we had veggie omelets.
I won’t make something I’m not in the mood for. Whenever something complicated is in my meal plan, I never feel like preparing it.
If we get busy, I substitute quick and easy for what was planned.
These things are OK., but at the same time, it means my meal plans need to be both realistic in time, and be for things I normally buy (I don’t often purchase Portobello mushrooms for example, so they aren’t in my fridge to begin with. Hopefully the meal plan this week will be easy to prepare, realistic as to my time, and use ingredients I don’t have to make special shopping trips for!
We had a great time hiking yesterday. My kids are starting to out-hike me. I kept wanting to turn back, and they kept asking to go forward! (although in my defense I ran 13 miles yesterday BEFORE our hike!!)