Thursday, January 01, 2009
I am a very organized person, who is also cheap as can be. Some might say frugal, but I think cheap sums it up much better.
So, with being cheap and organized and trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, I put together menus for breakfast, lunch, dinners and snacks. Since I get paid every two weeks, I put together the menu for the next two weeks and then make my grocery list from the menus. I even save the last few weeks to help remember what we had so that I don't duplicate too much yet still remember what the family did like so I can make it again.
So, why frustrated? Because I can't seem to make anyone happy lately. No matter what I've planned for dinner, someone has to gripe. One doesn't like tacos anymore because we have them so often. One doesn't like burritos because he wants tacos. One doesn't like ANYTHING new, even after I clear the recipe with him BEFORE I put it on the menu. I've suggested that my family make the menus and hubby just shot that down. Unless I let him put pizza and tacos every night. I'm feeling unappreciated and really am considering cooking what I like and to heck with the rest of them. Of course, they would all complain then!
Okay, I guess I'm done venting. I really don't know what to do to get through to the family. Maybe my company will send me to a far away location for two weeks. That's my New Year wish!!