Happy New Year!
I've never really had a new year's theme, but this year I'm trying one on for size.
Don't just think, dream, wish.....DO. Be intentional. Stay in the present and DO. (I'm hoping this helps slow time down some.....do you think it will?)
And so, since I always WISH that I could have monthly main dish dinner plan, and I always THINK I'll get around to doing one, and I DREAM of delicious home cooked meals for my family.....I have jumped in to 2012 with my first "DO"---make a January main dish dinner calendar. It took me a lot (lot) longer than I wanted, but this is one "DO" that is now "DONE"! And the ingredient/shopping list for each dinner is also done too! Woo Hoo!
(If you're curious, you can click to enlarge. The recipe books: Vegan Holiday Kitchen, 1,000 Vegan Recipes and Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker)
I am trying out a theme night idea that I've seen elsewhere on the internet.
Sunday- Hand Held Night (wraps, sandwiches, tacos, etc.)
Monday- Casserole Night
Tuesday- Soup and Salad or Sandwich Night
Wednesday- Slow Cooker Night (something thicker than soup!)
Thursday- Breakfast for Dinner Night
Friday- Baked Potato Night (Baked potaotes and different toppings/sides)
Saturday- Pasta or Rice Night
I am going to keep the calendar posted on the refrigerator where we can circle/rate dishes that we especially enjoyed so I can file the plan away and use it in the future to cut down on some of the time this initial endeavor took. Hopefully after a few months of cold weather menu plans and warmer weather menu plans, I'll be all set to just rotate dishes and add a few new ones in here and there!