Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

Menu planning

For about 6 months now I've been trying to plan main meals in advance for the whole week in order to avoid the, "What on earth are we going to eat tonight?" dilemma when it's reached 6 o'clock and I haven't even been shopping. I'm also trying to extend my repertoire and do more cooking from scratch now I have more time.

It seems to be working and from the 10-12 favourites we tended to eat week after week, I have now built up a list of 30 different meals in my spreadsheet. Yes, I admit it! I am geeky enough to have a spreadsheet which I'm using to count the frequency of each meal. This helps me to choose something we haven't eaten for a while rather than repeat something we had a few days ago. But then yesterday, despite all my planning, I got distracted by the internet and realised that I didn't have time to make the cottage pie we were supposed to be having, so I did a curry with the minced beef instead. We'll have the cottage pie tonight instead.

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