I saw a pin on good ol' Pinterest that inspired me to start meal planning for my family. It's pretty simple, really. Crock pot meals that can be put on in the morning before heading out to work, cooking throughout the day, and a fabulous dinner waiting for you when you get home .... but wait! What if you pre-made these meals so there was zero prep time in the mornings? Genius, I tell ya!! You know how the typical morning goes ... making breakfasts, packing lunches, getting kids off to school and getting yourself cleaned up and out the door in time for that daunting thing in life called a job. Did you see any time in there to prepare dinner?
I have decided that every Sunday, I am going to put together 4-5 meals and bag them up in Ziplocks to store in the fridge. This way I can throw them in the crock pot in the morning and not have to worry about the measuring, dicing, chopping, and mixing. Last night, I made up 5 meals in an hour. I found a few recipes online that I thought sounded yummy (we will see if they pass the test with my 3 boys), and they were pretty simple to throw together. I am excited to see how much stress is relieved in my evenings this week, being I am not having to create dinners with my oh-so-tired brain come dinner time.
Have y'all tried this sorta meal planning with your family? What are some of your favorite recipes?? I would love to try out some of your favorites on my own family! If you share, I'll be sure to give you proper kudos here on the bloggity blog!
Have a wonderful week, peeps!! xoxo