Uff da. What a day. We are down a counselor due to illness and another in training without a caseload which equates to my co-worker and I pulling double duty with higher caseloads. My brain is shot.
The thought of coming home to cook supper brought up feelings of dread. I was tempted to throw a fit, stomp my feet and scream ‘I don’t wanna!!. Supper, cook yourself!!!’
In the past this would be the time my hubby and I would bring up the trusty pizza app and Voilà! Supper with no effort. Well, the two of us sat down recently and looked at our budget. We totaled up the amount we were spending on take out. YIKES!!! I knew we were spending a lot, but the figure that stared us back in the face was shocking.
We made a commitment to ourselves, our kiddos and our pocket book that we would stop. Not completely, my hubby likes a particular fast food joint in the morning once in a while, and I enjoy a Starbucks now and then. We decided, during the week and most weekends to cook at home.
Fortunately, I blogged quite some time ago about a nifty rotating menu I used. (You can find it here My Rotating Menu). I developed this back when I was organized. I still have all the ingredients saved in One Note, so it made it simple to pick back up again. It alleviates my mind the need to come up with something on a whim so that on nights like tonight, it’s all planned and ready to go.
So there you have it. A plan working in the moment I feel like doing anything other than following it. Goes to show preparation is key to accomplishing our goals, even the simplest of goals of eating home cooked meals.
Till next time,