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Friday, April 29, 2011

So I think that one of my most annoying qualities (to my mom) is that I like to know what is for dinner... sometimes days in advance. My family has traditionally not planned out meals until about 30 minutes before supper time. Imagine my joyous surprise when my mother-in-law introduced me to planning meals out for the week. I was in love. So that is how I do things now that I am on my own and responsible for feeding Hubby. Typically I will sit down and plan out a weeks worth of meals for us and then go to the grocery store and stock up for that week. I love doing things this way because I always know what we have and what we will be eating for the next few days. It also helps us save money by not buying extra food and it eliminates the purchasing of snack food (Cheez-its are my weakness but I have never purchased them since being married).

Now, 9 months into doing things this way I am bored. I hate planning meals every week and I put it off until the last possible moment. Currently Will and I eat a lot of the same meals every couple of weeks but I feel this pressure to have new and healthy meals for us. So I feel like changing things up and hopefully make things a little bit easier... especially for when we are both working.

Here is my plan: I want to plan out a month of meals... without repeating a meal. My goal is to have various meats each day like beef, pork, chicken, fish, and possibly a vegetarian meal here and there. I could then use this month plan over and over again since each entree would be spread out over 4 weeks. Of course I will need to plan for favorite meals (aka pizza) a little more frequently and account for family dinners and nights eating out. So I think having 5 varied meals planned for each week for one month would be awesome.

I need your help. I am stuck in a rut with the current meals I am use to fixing and I need some ideas from you. Please comment below with some recipes that you love! Hopefully in a couple of weeks when I have this compiled I will be able to figure out how to post it on here and share with you!

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