When I was still in college and just learning how to do this whole adulting thing, I knew right away that everything is always better with a list, especially when it comes to what to eat for dinner. Because I was the typical poor student AND lived on my own, the school cafeteria was a total no go, and so was fast food. Ok, I’m the type of person that HATES cooking. Hate it. In fact, I hate it so much I’m cool with just eating a frozen yogurt and a bag Recee’s for dinner….Ahem.
Anyway, so I knew if I didn’t have it all planned out in advance, I would crumble when the ol’ tummy started growling and give in to some easy snacking instead of a real, healthy (normal) dinner. Turns out, making a weekly menu not only helped me budget and take the stress off of figuring out what to eat each night, but it also instilled a beneficial habit early on that carried over beautifully to married/family life. Check this scenario:
“What’s for dinner?”
“Check the Menu.”
Heheh, see how that works? And if you have any complainers, it’s totally easy to take the heat off of your shoulders by just blaming the Menu. Scenario No. 2:
“But I HATE Tuna Noodle Casserole!”
“Awwwe, that’s too bad…but I can’t help it. The Menu says it’s Tuna Noodle Casserole night.”
Don’t worry though, no Tuna Noodle Casserole *this week!*
What are you having this week?