It turns out it’s May. May 2012. To me, this means I’m going back to work soon. I’m trying my hardest not to be stressed out, but let’s face it, there are a lot of things that are going to get a bit harder. Mama needs to get organized! #1 on the list – menu planning. I’ve been perusing the internet for ideas for a while now and have hummed and hawed and finally decided on what I think will work for me. Here it is. 🙂
Basically, it’s two pockets, one has laminated cards that list different menu ideas. One side of the card will have a complete meal on it (lunch or dinner – I’m thinking of colour coding them) and the other side of the card will list the ingredients that I need to have (not the staples I always have on hand like flour). I plan on going through these cards for inspiration when I’m making my meal plan. The other pocket has blank papers for my grocery list as well as a weekly menu list. I will then stick the filled out weekly menu in the middle so that I can easily see what’s up and prepare for the next day.
Next step: finding ideas for make ahead meals since my family time is going to be limited once I go back to work. Wish me luck!