Monday, July 23, 2007

What if ... I began to enjoy meal planning?

My last post I talked about staying on task with my meal planning. So far so good. We've had some good meals the past week, my kids have enjoyed helping and I have to say the help has been nice and it was very nice not to wonder what we are having for dinner.

Since Anne shared a wonderful meal planning resource website it reminded me of another website I came across some time ago that I had meant to go back to but you know how that goes sometimes.

Well I made a point to check it out finally and I have to say it is a great free resource website that helps with meal planning. The website is called Meals Matter and you can plan weekly meals, search for recipes that are in their database or add your own, create your shopping lists with a click of a button from the recipes you plan to prepare and create your own cookbook online that can be viewed by others if you like and lots of other great information.

What if ... I actually began to enjoy meal planning? I think it is very possible with these simple online tools and after 10 years I could finally be able to turn over a new leaf and eliminate this one major stress in my life making us all happier in our family.


Randee said...


I must say that you are inspiring me. Meal planning and implementation is a challenge for me, too. As the matter of fact, my husband is upstairs cooking salmon as I write. Yummy!

Nonetheless, I have decided to teach my oldest son to cook during his afternoon break from homeschooling this year. The truth is that if he learns and loves it (one can hope) then I have another cook in the family.

And, the way we like to eat...we need as many cooks in the kitchen as possible. I will continue to post on the progress. You do the same.

We'll call it: Encouragement in the Kitchen! What do you think?

P.S. Have you noticed my incessant need to label everything? Must be some form of OCD.

Lori Arriaga said...

Sometimes that is just what we need, our kids give us great reason to learn or improve on things. I will keep you posted on how things are going here at our house and I look forward to hearing how the homeschooling goes with your son.

I need all the Encouragement in the Kitchen that I can get as one of last week's dinners didn't go over too well. No one ate it and after that I felt discouraged to the point of wanting to give up on my meal planning and cooking.