1) Get Organized, 2) Save money, and my personal favorite 3) Eat better.
Or, the axis of evil, as we like to call it.
Anyway, my first feeble attempt to battle the axis was made with a sad little calendar print out, stuck in a frame. I called it our "experimental meal calendar". The plan was, I'd look in the fridge, see what we had, and plan the meal for two weeks. Sounds real good on paper. Turns out, I hate meal calendars. .I'd look at what I was supposed to make/eat on Thursday night and think: "I would rather die than cook/eat that tonight."
I don't like people telling me what to do...even if its me
But I do like lists. And inventories. And options. And dry erase boards.
So I rallied the troops:
|See that pitiful "Meal Calendar" printout?|
I looked in our cabinets, and wrote down all the meal ideas that we already had the ingredients for. Then I hung it up in the kitchen, and now it's our "Meal Options Board!"
|Seriously...easiest craft ever.|
Now, I can ask the husband what he wants for dinner, and REFUSE to accept "I don't know, what do we have?" for an answer! I just erase something once we run out of the stuff for it, and keep track of inventory that way. And when I get bored with yellow, it's easy peasy to switch it out. Love, love, love.