I have a new project of Recipe Organization. Every week I am left with nothing to fix for suppers and feel overwhelmed with the prospect of thinking about what I should cook when I go to the store. The results of this have been bad: rather than meal planning, I simply buy every ingredient I could possibly need to make any meal that I could want!
This weekend I decided to try to think of a solution: I created an Excel file and started to think of all of the recipes I know that we love. Then, I write down the basic ingredients so that by copying and pasting the spreadsheet onto my grocery list, I can quickly and easily create a meal plan for the week. We really do not eat very many "meals" because if I make something, we have so many leftovers, but I think that it will make things easier for me. Another plus would be that I can examine what we eat and hopefully get a better variety of food in our diets.