1/13/13 What I Choose To Celebrate Today (Meals For The Week ... Links to Recipes)
Sunday, January 13, 2013
It's been a difficult day. I'm still digesting the news of her passing. It was hard to be on Facebook today because all my friends on there who knew her, were talking about her.
On Sundays I like to do my meal planning for the week. So this morning that's what I did. I took on a challenge to minimize my grocery shopping by trying a new site: http://supercook.com/
You put in the ingredients you already have on hand, and it generates a recipe database of what you can make with what you have in your house. After I put in the major ingredients I had in the house, it generated over 6,000 recipes!
So I planned our week out. Added it to ZipList (ziplist.com), and ZipList sent it to the family's Google calendar. Then I went on to cooking the meals for the week. By cooking it on Sunday, we only need to zap it on the night it is planned for and that frees us up to do other things during the week that would normally be used prepping and cleaning. It also keeps my kitchen pretty clean during the week (but a major mess on Sundays!)
For lunches: Soup made with leftover turkey, chicken broth, an assortment of canned veggies, and rice. I still have to put that into SparkRecipe to get the nutritional information. I can't do that until I divide it up because I don't know how many servings there will be yet. Half will be put in the fridge for lunches, the other half frozen for Spring Musical season.
Today I celebrate the art of planning. It takes most of my Sunday, but it keeps my mind and body busy and keeps me on track for the week. If everything is ready to go, less likely to drive through or go out to eat.