I’ve fallen behind, off my wagon, even. I can list a million excuses, or I can list one and the one is the only one that really matters: I just haven’t followed my routine lately. I’m getting things done, but not in the order I’m used to, and not with the priorities that have so been embedded into my routine. In some ways, this is good: I’m focusing on other things that need to get done, rather than sticking with a routine that just works. And I know it’s healthy for my brain to jump things around a little bit. But in other ways, not so good. Because nothing makes me realize I’m off routine more than waking up Monday morning without my weekly plan complete. I’m a little lost, a little shaken. So, I sit here, with 5 minutes to spare before rushing off to a dentist appointment, stressed because, for the first Monday in who knows how long, I don’t have a dinner already planned.
So, naturally, I’m checking my blog because, luckily, I have prepared the meal plan for the month and I quickly know that tonight’s dinner is supposed to be Roasted Salmon with Pesto Vegetables, which is almost eerie because that’s what Middle asked me to make. Now, I just need to squeeze grocery shopping into my day so that I feel more inline with my week when I wake tomorrow morning.
If you’re new to meal planning, then check out my how to meal plan post which will give you the basic instructions on how to organize your week and get started. Of course, here at Julieverse, I make it easy for you. Each week, I repost the monthly plans, highlighting 5-7 well-rounded, family-friendly meals for you to fit into your plan. Once you get into the habit of planning, you’ll find yourself less stressed, spending less money and having to go to the store only once a week.
St. Patrick’s Day dinner menu
… and check out all of the dessert ideas at Betty Crocker
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