I know, I know. It’s almost halfway through October and I have yet to share my meal plan for the month. I forgot how busy life can get at the drop of a hat! I feel like I spent the first couple of weeks easing back into life here, and then all of the sudden….LIFE was back to it’s normal pace.
So anyway. Meal planning. Doing a month at a time may seem a little extreme, but it has become a sanity saver for me. About 3 and a half years ago when we moved here, I needed something to control. I couldn’t speak the language, I didn’t know the culture. I couldn’t figure out when stores were going to open or closed. I was a mess. Thus began the only thing I could do to keep myself together. Meal Planning. If I could do NOTHING else, at least I could feed my family and not lose my mind in the process.
So at the beginning of each month I sit down with my cookbook, Pinterest and my newest favorite Foodily ( it’s an app and it’s amazing. I highly recommend it!) and while jay watches football, I meal plan.
Here is what October looks like.
Let me know if you can read my handwriting. I think I may need to get some new markers to make it clearer. But Hopefully you can get a couple of ideas. And just so you know, these meal plans are always in flux. I don’t think I have ever followed a monthly plan exactly. If we have leftovers, then maybe we will replace that nights meal, or if I’m just being lazy, there is a good chance we are having pancakes for dinner. 🙂