Confessions of a Non-Menu Planner

17 Feb

Menu planning blesses your whole family.


I have a confession.  I didn’t plan my menu this week.  Horrifying isn’t it?  I mean I even taught a class at a college last semester about menu planning!  To my credit I did think about planning a menu for a little while earlier in the week and for some reason I just brushed it off.  Usually I sit down at the beginning of every week (or two) and jot down a quick list of what we will be eating that week.  (I also usually make my grocery list at the same time.)  For info on planning a menu see here.

So I guess that is how I found myself at 7:00 tonight trying to whip up a quick batch of Chicken Tetrazzini only to find that there was not a single piece of cheese anywhere in our house!  We were also out of just about everything else you can be out of.  (Doesn’t that always happen at once?)  Since I have been cooking regularly for a few years I am usually able to come up with something else that will work fairly quickly.  Tonight however was another story.  I gazed in sadness at my pantry and fridge.  For a slight moment I thought I might really cry.  Ridiculous that such a small thing could frustrate me to the point of almost tears. 

My wonderful let’s solve the problem hubby loaded Eli up in the car and off to the market we went.  An hour and fifty dollars later we came home with the block of cheese.  I did manage to get dinner made eventually but the joy was gone.  That’s not the type of wife I want to be.  That’s why I won’t soon forget to plan my menu next week.  🙂    Won’t you join me in planning your meals next week?


2 Responses to “Confessions of a Non-Menu Planner”

  1. Allie February 25, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    Your messy boy is such a cutie! 🙂

  2. Angel February 27, 2012 at 6:11 am #

    Aw, don’t be so hard on yourself. Your worth as a wife and as a woman doesn’t depend on menu perfection, though I can certainly understand how you feel! Everybody has those weeks. Something I do is double the recipe occasionally, then freeze so we have “emergency meals” on the days I am sick, burn or otherwise completely ruin dinner, or forgot something at the grocery store.

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