So I made the menu, did my shopping, at 2 stores, because I am: anal, picky, brand loyal, and organics obsessed. This of course means that it takes me a couple hours (with 4 year old and 6 month old in tow) to do my essential shopping. I think that is a big part of my resistance to meal planning, etc. Honestly I usually do whatever I can to postpone going. Which often means a little more takeout and "miracles from my pantry" style meals. This usually allows me to shop every week and a half, instead of every week... with Mr. Furious heading out on midnight runs for milk & bread :)
And truth be told I HATE to shop. I mean it. I don't like to shop for groceries, I don't like to shop for shoes, I don't like to shop period. It kills me that as a "stay at home mom" shopping is part of my job description. I know you are all rolling your eyes in disbelief... but it is true. There is a reason all my clothes are from Target.... it is a one stop shop... sponges? check. Kid Furious's meds? check. New spring skirt? check. Frappuccino? check. Huge cart so whiny 4 year old doesn't have to walk? check. What more could I ever want?
Okay, okay, back to the matters at hand. Despite my shopping phobia I am being won over by the meal planning. It is such a huge relief to start my day knowing what I'm making and being able to prep earlier in the day when I get a chance... which is rare since I spend literally 4 hours a day wearing Baby Furious in a sling and bouncing on an exercise ball! Baby wearing pretty much negates my ability to clean or organize during the day! Thank god I can still type ;) So I will give it an honest go. I'm also going to plan a weekly treat to have on hand. I'm looking for something in the 120 calorie range(or 120 for half)... it needs to be rich and sickening. Send me your suggestions. I need to mix it up... 3 straight weeks of cookie dough has gotten old.