New Thing #76: Knowing What's For Dinner For The Next Week

Week_MenuI found this notebook on Saturday afternoon. It's not like I was snooping - it was sitting out, open to this page, on the kitchen counter.

It seems like my wife has plotted out our dinner for the week.

That's new - I'm sure she hasn't done that before.

And I'll say this - it sounds like a tasty week. (Click on the picture to enlarge...I think.)

My wife does the heavy majority of the cooking in our house. I do a little more in the summer when I'm not working, but even then, she's planning what we're eating.

Sometimes, she has a plan far in advance. Sometimes it's the old, "What would you like for dinner?" "I don't know, what would you like?" You know. I'm sure it's not all that different from what goes on in your house, no matter what your familial status.

Rarely has it been plotted out a week in advance.

I asked her what was up.

She told me it was just so she wasn't putting meals together at the last minute. I asked her what the stars next to certain parts of the meal meant. She said those were items she needed to buy at the store.

I'm pretty impressed. Sometimes with three kids it can be hard to get ahead of anything - cleaning, cooking, and personal hygiene are a few examples. Even if this lasts for only this'll make for a good week.

But even with this extra step - it's not a flawless system.

We forgot about the potato salad on Saturday night.