So this article has seven tips for eating out less. While it was written by a New Yorker, I found that it definitely had some beneficial info that I could use as I start this journey.
PLAN!!! Yeah, I hear ya, who has time to sit down and write out a menu for the week and then compile a grocery list and then get to the grocery store? I tried really hard to make it happen this week. I’m not usually one that finds reward in marking things off a list, but I will admit that I felt like super mom/wife walking into the grocery store with a pre-designed plan.
PREP!!! Again with this time thing, I have a four month old child! Sunday evening while the babe and hubs were snoozing on the couch, I did as much “prep” as I could. I trimmed up all the chicken and organized ingredients in my pantry that would belong together later in the week. Will I always have time to make this happen? Maybe, but I’m making a great effort here in the beginning.
I’m happy to report we are doing great this week! I’ve successfully made dinner Sun-Wed nights, and yesterday we were with family celebrating Independence Day. I took a yummy squash, zucchini, and corn casserole that I doctored up from a Pinterest recipe I found. I will admit I’m really tired of washing dishes. Between bottles and dishes, I feel like I’m constantly at the sink, but it’s worth it! There’s a pork loin in the crockpot for tonight. Yay for five days free from a restaurant!
How’s your week been? Were you able to make dinner at all this week? Are there any other tips you found in the article that you think are super useful? Let me know! I hope everyone has a great weekend!