It’s January, and in January I’m all about getting my life organized, my house cleaned and decluttered and saving money. Happy New Year, right?
So I’m going to start first with meal planning. This is my biggest area of “mass chaos” if not tended to properly.
If your family is anything like mine, you are stressed out as 5:30pm nears. Your kids and husband are saying how hungry they are. Which is when you remember that you didn’t take anything out to defrost and that you are out of milk and also out of any resemblance of something fresh in your fridge, and on top of that, you are SO.DAMN.TIRED.
Which makes you then agree to go out to eat because your husband suggests it. However, once in the car, you immediately regret it because your 4 year old is already having a temper tantrum because he is refusing to sit in his car seat because he is SO.DAMN.TIRED.
It’s also dark out, because it’s winter in Michigan, and you are trying to look at the menu without yawning while praying that your phone has enough juice to keep your 4 year old entertained until the waiter can manage to pull away from looking at his phone and maybe service your table?? Help please!?? Anyone….Anyone????
By the time you order and your food comes, your preschooler has completely lost his shit, which makes you lose your shit, which pisses off your husband, and Hello crabby family, yet once again.
So you shove down a few pieces of food then quickly grab your stuff and your crabby kid and run out of the restaurant as quickly as possible. As you get into your car, you glance at the $80 tab, and you realize how NOT worth it that was, and swear to yourself that tomorrow it will be different.
BUT… as we all know, this crazy cycle continues until you grab it by the horns and say ENOUGH. YOU ARE THE MAMA…. you can control this! We can figure this out together! I’m going to doing this with you! WE.CAN.DO.THIS!
So sisters… I’m going to do a blog series of make ahead freezer meals, easy quick fix meals and make ahead snacks and lunches.
Stay tuned for the recipes and my family’s honest reviews of what they liked and what they never want to see again. So you can make only the good stuff.
Check back again this week for my review of the Wildtree’s Freezer Cooking Crock pot session recipes and also a few of my “go to” quick meals that I always have on hand for those emergencies when I didn’t plan ahead.