Meal Planning: Yes, I Can! (hopefully)

Meal planning. Not quite my scene as it means I have to do a couple of things I really don't like to do:
1. Grocery shopping
2. Following directions/sticking to a plan
3. Making lists

However, it's time. Working full time and trying to push back William's bed time past 7:00 means we've been eating dinner at 8:30. Things need to change. Not to mention Gala season is just about to start, which means the hours I spend at home will become precious.

Anyway, friends of mine without kids are even meal planning these days. It's all the rage, so I'm joining the club. It doesn't hurt that my new favorite blog encourages crock pot use, which is speaking to me these days.

So, I made a list today and went shopping. Here it is:

Monday: Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup (from 365 Days of Slow Cooking) and salad
Tuesday: Leftovers (my bikram yoga night, so I usually grab a quick bite with Britt afterward)
Wednesday: Baked chicken and spaghetti squash
Thursday: Crock Pot Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole (from 365 Days of Slow Cooking) and broccoli

Why am I putting this up here???? Because I can't wait to see what I actually make and I know Kari is dying to see how this turns out for me. Let's see if I can stick to it.


Kari said...

You can do it! I want a full report at the end of the week and I think that I may need some of the recipes! They sound pretty good!

Matt Hanneman said...

So let me get this straight, on the night that you go out for dinner...I get leftovers?

Lady Hannemaniac said...

You don't HAVE to eat leftovers. You're more than welcome to make yourself something.

P.S. I'm *shocked* we even have leftovers in the fridge seeing as it's your usual breakfast choice.

Rachel said...

You are inspiring me with this slow cooker thing. We have one but it has never been used due to the fact that most slow cooker recipes include meat. I am going to do a little exploring to see what vegetarian options I can find.

Lady Hannemaniac said...

Rachel -
Check out this link for some vegetarian slow cooker ideas: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/search/label/vegetarian

I've officially decided crock pop usage is my new fall trend.

Angela said...

One Word. PEAPOD.