Sunday, August 31, 2008


I don't know about you, but I struggle with the planning side of eating. For the last year or so I've been trying out different strategies to make meal planning and preparation easier. I did Once a Month Cooking and loved it, truly loved it. More so the process than the actual meals, but the last chapter of the book is how to adapt it for my own recipes.

My struggle is that I just don't want to think about it. The days are so full of mental energy that I would really like to put dinner in it's slot and just do it, not think about it, badda bing, badda boom, dinner's ready.

Then I found this; a meal plan that does exactly that. It's by Kraft and the theory is one bag of groceries, five entrees. Several of them I would consider one dish meals, and the ones that aren't are very easily completed with a salad and bread. The meals all take around 10 minutes to prepare, and use little dishes so cleaning up is easy to.

I can tell you that this has revitalized my fervor for meal times! Thought I'd share in case you need some inspiration too.


Lamb said...

Hey Amanda, way to go. I think we all need some inspiration regarding cooking from time to time. It is too easy to get into a bored rut. It helps with planning to have a site like Kraft has. Thanks for your insight.

God bless,

Bloggy Mama said...

Nice! I'm just trying to wrap my head around what September means in our house and meals is just a part of it. Good for you!

Amanda said...

Thanks I am going to use this site!