Image via WikipediaI often get asked which book or website I recommend for meal plans. Hear this one ladies – get an index card, the last thing you need is a website to give you more choices.
Step away from the cook books, websites and from the notion of perfect.
Think back to the past few suppers you felt proud of, weren’t too time consuming and everyone ate. Add a starch, soup and salad
Write them on the index card along with the name of the protein. So Monday might be Fish : Breaded salmon, pasta, broccoli & lentil soup.
Keep your protein topics as your golden rule, so from now on Monday nights is fish night. Have tilapia next week if you want a change. Just limit your choice of choices and stop making decisions, just focus on the issue at hand which is getting the supplies in advance, cooking the food and carrying on with the rest of your day.
Yes you can bulk cook, yes you should use your crock pot, sure you can change your supper if you have the time to make some herb crusted fancy fish your husband loves. Just remember – it’s the decision making that is stalling you – it’s paralysis by analysis.
Refer back to your index card each Sunday and get ahead ….. now that’s food for thought !
Image via WikipediaWhat happens when Mom has to be absent from the kids daily routines because of sickness ?
Here are 3 of my sanity saving tips :
1) Make a ‘to do’ chart on poster board that kids can check off or put stickers on as they go along with rewards when its completed by a certain time.
2) Have Mom record one of their favorite bedtime stories for children to follow along with. It brings a sense of normal at a time that is quite trying for children.
3) Remember that the non-flourescent colored cereal ie cheerios is a perfectly nutritious supper.
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