Friday, December 21, 2012
January- Getting it Done
I know it isn't quite January yet, but I am excited to get started on my plans. This is the first month of my 12 months of getting it done plan. I have decided that January is going to be establishing meal planning in my home.
One thing that I have tried to do multiple times without success is meal planning. I have a hard time finding the right way to make it work for me and my family. The first time that I tried it I was pregnant with my first son and cravings got in the way, the next time I tried I ran a daycare out of my home and had to gear my meals towards what 1 year olds would eat, and the next time that I tried I was pregnant again. I'm not sure why I keep trying to meal plan when I have aspects of my life that will control the meals, but this time I am determined to make it different.
One problem that I run into is that my husband is a Chef. It isn't that he is picky or doesn't like what I cook, it is that when he cooks at home he uses the ingredients that I had planned to use in a separate recipe. Then when I go to use this ingredient, it is gone and I didn't even know it. I need to make sure that in my plan I incorporate having extra ingredients available when needed and separated from the meal planned items.
I have researched different ways to meal plan and am going to try out different things until I find the one that works.
A few things that I plan on looking for are organization, ease of use, labeling of meal items (to keep my husband out of the planned ingredients).
Any suggestions or advice is welcomed.
I plan to officially start on January 1st but since I start my break from school on Monday, I might start working on it over my Christmas break.