This weekend something dawned on me. I spend a lot of time dealing with food.
It’s very important to me to provide delicious, high quality food for my family. So, it makes sense that I would spend a good portion of time fulfilling this goal. But I did the math (yes, I am a total math geek) and it came to roughly 10% of my week spent planning, procuring, and preparing said food. And that was a conservative estimate.
Maybe that doesn’t sound so bad, but when you factor in the 37% I am (supposed) to be sleeping and the 28% I spend working, that doesn’t leave me much time to get everything else done, let alone play time.
And I’ve decided that I am getting totally ripped off.
Every weekend I rush, rush, rush trying to get all my errands and chores done, just so that I can return to work on Monday and do it all over again. To what end? Are vacuumed floors the key to happiness?
So I am looking for some ways to be more efficient so that I can enjoy my time off rather than resenting my pets for leaving furballs in every corner of my house.
One of the changes I intend on implementing is bi-weekly grocery shopping. Because I loathe going to the grocery store. For absolutely no reason other than I hate to get everything organized only to forget the coupons or my Aldi quarter.
But this means I will need to bring back the monthly meal plan. Which honestly, can only be a good thing. It ensures that there is always supplies to make several meals, which allows me to be more flexible in case I really can’t stand the idea of eating pork for dinner. (Yeah, like that would ever happen. Pork is #ALLCAPSAWESOME.)
But for now, here is the week in food…
Monday: Mac ‘n Cheese
Tuesday: Grilled Shrimp, Roasted Beets, Green Salad
Wednesday: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Carmelized Carrots
Thursday: Dinner with friends
How do you organize your time?