Last evening I was making my husband's day amazingly interesting by bemoaning the fact that I cannot (I use the word "fact" in this case kind of loosely. Or maybe it's the word "cannot." You be the judge) manage to meal plan in any way that really saves me time or frustration or money.
You guys. When I designed my planner at the end of last year, I made sure to include an ENTIRE category every day dedicated to the listing of the food for the consumption. True story. Every day is divided into categories and one of my categories is "eatin." Do you know how many times that box has been filled out ahead of time?
Three times from January 1st to August 5th have I planned the meals in advance.
Homemaking ultra fail.
So I decided that last night was the night that would all change because I was going to read every single word of this link that Cari sent me because apparently this lady plans her meals in advance and manages to feed her family of 6 on $329 per month. Sure, her kids are younger and fewer than mine. But even if I add another $100 on there, that would still be a LOT less than I'm spending right now. Heck- add another TWO hundred bucks on there and we're still winning at the food budget.
Food is our absolute biggest expense annually. Numero uno.
So. I open the link. I start reading. I....sort of....get....ooooooh! I should totally respond to this Firmoo email. Hey, look. I can upload my face onto their site.
I wish they were paying me to do this, man. I love money. Whoa. Look at my eyeballs all over this screen. Hah. That looks weird. I wonder how accurate....
No! Focus! Freezing of the meals ahead of time! You can do this, dweej.
Yes, okay. So which of these recipes looks good? Hmmmmm, the picky peoples would probably eat this one. Let me just write that down on....Instagram notification...pictures...cute babies. Hey, Kelly likes all of Yesterday's Classics books. Probably I should read more about that scene. I mean, is it too much to ask to be able to....
STOP! Write down some dang food names devilwoman! It's not that hard. Just pick up the pen and write the words in a little column. That's all you have to do. Okay? Here. I'll help you. "pasta. with. meat. sauce." Did you write that? Okay. Next line. "Slow. Cooker. Pulled. P.....
What was that They Might be Giants song that people were talking about? The one about the sun being a burning ball of gas or something? Hey, someone shared the YouTube link on facebook....
Hah! This is fun. I better show it to the kids when...
Gah! You cannot serve burning helium for dinner! THIS SHOULDN'T BE SO HARD, BOROBIA. Look alive, look alive.
And thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat is exactly how that bizniss went down, right up until I looked at the clock and it said "you are going to want to die in the morning o'clock". And yet another opportunity to plan the meals slipped through my foolish, foolish fingers. Obvious moral: never take any time management or homemaking advice from me ever. Never ever. Nevereverever.
And thus ends post number 3 of 7 posts in 7 days and I'm really sorry if you started following my blog back when wholesome, good, life-improving things were being posted here. Hopefully soon I can...oh, look! A new email!