For inspiration, I used this slow cooker blog for this past Monday. Well, it started as a recipe from this blog (Enchilada Casserole) but I didn’t have many of the ingredients so it became something different, but just as good. I plan on using this lady for my Monday meal inspirations–hope you can find something to make your life a little bit easier also!
In an effort to be more efficient with my time, I started planning our meals for the week on Sundays. Now, I know some people have done this for ages and it’s not a new concept, but for me, this is big-time. And a new concept.
Until a couple weeks ago, planning dinner consisted of me standing in front of the refrigerator or pantry staring at our food until inspiration hit. This process sometimes took a long time. And sometimes resulted in me ordering pizza.
But since I’ve started getting our dinner plans ready on Sunday (and writing them down in my planner), things have gone surprisingly well. And I’m sure no one is shocked by this except me.
And to keep things organized, I have a theme for each day. Mondays are Crock Pot days since I can get it ready on Sunday night and then just turn it on before I leave for work. It’s been the best way to start the week, with dinner waiting for me when I get home.
Tuesdays are Mexican or Italian night, Wednesdays are known as “Daddy Dinner” where Chris has to make something (also a favorite night of mine), Thursdays are breakfast night (Chris’ favorite night), and Fridays are leftovers or, if the budget allows, heading out to eat.
Doing this ahead of time has made my life, during the week, so much easier. All in one day, I plan out the week (as well as get all my clothes ready for work) and make sure it’s all in the fridge or pantry ready to be made the day of.
I love this whole thing. Love it. And it’s going so well that I really hope I don’t crap out on it like I do everything else. I’m famous for not keeping up with awesome ideas. It might be because I’m lazy. Maybe.