I often envy those “meal planner moms” who have the week’s dinner all mapped out by Sunday. I’ve tried that route a few times, and even made it my New Year’s resolution last year, but for whatever reason, meal planning just never sticks.
The times that I did meal plan, I’ll admit – it was really great! I shopped with a detailed, meals-for-the-week ingredient list, and felt organised once dinner rolled around.
But unfortunately, meal planning only ever lasts a week or two in our house. All of the other 50 weeks a year consist of last-minute dinner ideas, inspired by whatever needs to be used up in the garden, pantry or fridge. Luckily, I’m fairly creative in the culinary department, and have a knack for whipping up some pretty decent, healthy meals – Chopped Kitchen style.
(You see what I did there – I knocked myself down, and then boosted my ego right back up! I may be a shitty meal-planner, but I can make a four course meal out of some ketchup, a bag of flour and a jar of olives! ;))