Menu Planning Day 5

Matthew 25:21 “His master replied, ‘Well done good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’” 

Ah the final day. It’s bittersweet isn’t it? We’ve been on this journey a long time. When we started this week, we all waited until the last possible second to pull something from the fridge or freezer for dinner, and then throw together a hodge podge meal just to make it look as if we planned it and stressing ourselves out needlessly. And now! Look at us! We have an entire week planned ahead of time! What an accomplishment! What an incredible job we did! We conquered that mountain called meal planning! Is that all? You say? Isn’t there more to this menu thingy than what we’ve done so far? I am so glad you asked! And the answer is a big, fat YES!

Day five: Putting it all together

Remember those beautiful index cards we wrote up on Monday? I sure hope you saved them, ‘cause we are going to use them again! Relax, tho’ you’ve got this! Put them all back into the bowl you used earlier, and mix ‘em up again. WAIT! DON’T PULL ANY OUT! I didn’t mean to scare you, but right now you have a choice, you can either continue with writing them on your calendar for the following week or you can do something different. Find one new meal you haven’t tried before. (don’t be scared, it will be ok I promise), just one we are not going overboard on this. Now, write down that meal on another index card, and throw that into the bowl. Mix, pick, write, sticker, search, shop, done! Isn’t this amazing? You have another full week of food planned for, AND now have an extra one! Woo hoo! Don’t worry if your family didn’t like the new one, just toss that card out. If they liked it, keep it! Keep adding one new meal every week, and pretty soon, you will have enough meals for an entire year!!! I am so proud of each and every one of you! Pat yourselves on the back, get the (you guessed it) lemonade, sit down and smile! Congratulations! You are all now menu planning aficionados!!!!

(This post was created for the Gift of the Home by Restoring to Health ~ Thanks KD!)

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