I had big plans today. Big! Huge! After taking a peek at our credit card statement from last month, I discovered that we spent $6 more last month at restaurants than we did at the grocery store. I was obviously a bit disappointed at my laziness and today was the day that I had to turn it around.
A few months ago, I declared that I was going to do a post each Monday with our family menu for the week. Actually, it was the menu of the previous week so I could review any new recipes that I had tried. I think I only posted about 4 weeks of menus, but I kept it the actual menu planning for close to 5 months.
I’m not sure what happened, but sometime within the last couple of months, I got incredibly lazy. We were eating out all the time and when I did make something at home, it was a super processed meal – not the from scratch stuff that I was making before. I noticed that the scale was starting to move in the wrong direction as well which never makes anyone happy.
Today I sat down and decided that I needed to get back into the habit of meal planning, but in order to ensure that I really stuck with it, I was planning for an entire month. I sat down and started to flip through all my recipes and Pinterest to find out what everyone else was eating.
I am still only buying groceries one week at a time because our deep freeze is currently being used as storage until we move into a house.
I had my list all ready to go, packed up the kids and off we headed to the store. I was pretty happy – I was feeling organized and like I really had my shit together. I pulled into my parking spot, grabbed my reusable shopping bags (so proud of myself for remembering those!) and went to grab my pur- SON-OF-A-BITCH! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???? I forgot my purse.
For a split second, I thought, I’ll just start my organization tomorrow, but tomorrow is my running day and as ironic as it sounds, I don’t like to do too much on the days I run. I drove home, got my purse and went right back to the store. It really only added about 15 minutes to my trip and Kamryn and Rory were very cooperative. It didn’t hurt that the grocery store that I frequent plays the best 90’s music and singing in the aisles always makes me happy.
I still have a few more days before I finish my entire month of meals. Tomorrow, I’ll work on posting this week’s menu so if you are at a loss as to what to feed your family, check back and I’ll have some ideas for you.