calling all meal planners

Thanks to Thursday’s events, we took a bit of a long weekend. Well really I had to pop into work a couple times, and Jason had to go get a storage units worth of items from his former employer. But it still felt like we got a few bonus days thrown in. Overall we embraced this curve ball life has thrown at us with positivity. Sure there are waves of uncertainty and a bit of feeling like the rug has been pulled out from underneath us, but there is also the fact that we now have the luxury of so! much! time! to spend together.  Before I would jump up and down if Jason got home around 6:30. 8:00 was probably average and there was more than the occasional night he would show up anywhere between 10 and 2 am. I dunno. I was asleep.

My meal strategy had defaulted to ad hoc, since i often had no idea of when or if we would be eating a meal together. I’m embarrassed to say there were many nights I defaulted to cheese, crackers and some form of cured meat for myself, and left Jason with nothing but fish tubes and tortillas. Now we’ll get a chance to actually all sit together and have a meal before baz’s bedtime. Couple this with the fact that the kiddo is eating more and more real food and TAA DAA.  I basically have 2 men to cook for. (Side note: I have basically stolen away any autonomy Jason had in the kitchen before we started dating over a decade ago so getting him to help in the kitchen is going to take baby steps 1) for him to figure out how to do new things and 2) for me to let him in my kitchen.) Basically it’s time to dust off that old culinary school education.

To start? I’m cleaning out the freezer. Turns out I had some food in there I was waiting to defrost for an easy weeknight meal.  Two nights ago we feasted on pork tacos from some pulled pork i made many weekends ago and forgot about. Last night was chicken wings leftover from memorial day. Tonight Jason gets a chance to put something together before I get home from work. Or maybe we’ll order sushi.

Once we’ve tackled the freezer items i’m ready to start with the real meal planning and fixing up my grocery shopping methods. I’m curious what are your meal planning strategies?

And now, for no reason at all I present to you what happens when dad takes the baby to the park. Shoes? Who needs shoes?

baz at park

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  1. I really do need to be better at this too! But one thing that has helped me is filling in the calender a month ahead and using days that represent which night it is, so chicken on tuesdays, or fish on wednesday, kind of like that. Pinterest has also helped me a ton with getting more creative!

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