Motivation Monday: What’s for dinner?

“What’s for dinner?”

That’s the question that seems to be asked nearly everyday as my hungry boys walk in the door after school.

Too often, the answer to that question is, “I have absolutely no idea.”

It’s a good week when I take a few minutes on Monday and plan out my meals for the week.  This allows me to scan my fridge, freezer, and pantry and to plan according to what I have on hand.  It also allows me to transfer any frozen meat or other freezer meals from the freezer to the refrigerator for defrosting.

Take a few minutes and plan out your meals for this week.  Here’s to less stress and better nutrition!




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4 thoughts on “Motivation Monday: What’s for dinner?

  1. Planning meals is such an easy thing to do and takes sooo much stress off of me during the week…I need to remember to do it! Another thing that takes the stress off–try to make an “extra” whenever you cook. Saturday I made lasagna for supper, and made an extra pan for the freezer. When I brown hamburger for a casserole I often brown extra, again to freeze, to save a time-consuming step next time I make a casserole or soup. It’s a great feeling to know I can just pull something out of the freezer on a busy day.

    Thanks for the reminder!

  2. I have found that a well stocked pantry has saved me on more than one occasion. When a supermarket has a 10 for $10 sale I pick up canned tuna, tomatoes, pasta and other vegetables. You can whip up a flavorful and hearty pasta dish really fast!

  3. It is good to have a back up plan besides fast food as well. We know that dinner comes every night, but somehow I can make it into the most stressful as well.
    Wednesday=soup and/or salads
    Thursday=taco night
    Friday=pizza night
    Saturday=new recipe, freeze doubled portion
    or one of our regulars:chick pea stew, chicken tetrazzini, enchiladas, etc.
    Sunday=grill or crock pot
    To encourage my family to try new foods and eat more locally and healthfully, we joined a CSA beginning last year. You can find one by going to localharvest on the web.

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