hello! big changes this week! my meal plans will now feature five different recipes each week PLUS a grocery list to make it insanely easy to follow. i have heard from several people that the hardest part of getting dinner on the table is not the cooking, or even the shopping — it’s the thinking, the planning! (personally i don’t understand this as i love the planning part — hi! 🙋 geek here!)
my hope is that you will not only enjoy the variety of meals i include each week but also find that you spend less time thinking about what to make. the majority of the meals in my plans are already available on the internet via food blogs or cooking websites, some are from cookbooks and then there are a few that i’ve gleaned from friends and family. they’ve all been tested however and are keepers!
not every meal (not even close) can be ready in under 30 minutes but i surprise myself a lot at just how quickly so many of them come together! i often find myself marinating something the night before, and i’m a big bean soaker (there’s nothing wrong with canned beans, i’m just cheap) but for the most part, i start making dinner about an hour before i want to sit down and eat.
occasionally i will include a salad or side dish with a particular meal if i think it’s necessary, but often i won’t; if you would like to add a salad or side dish or crusty rolls even, feel free!
here’s what we’re eating this week:
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