I love to sit down on Sunday afternoons in sweat pants, pour through cookbooks, and get my thoughts organized for the week ahead. Somehow, this orderly task is therapeutic recovery after a freelanced weekend.
Moreover, I've found that planning our meals ultimately helps me cut down on cost and time spent grocery shopping. If I go the store without a dinner plan or grocery list in mind, I feel like I spend an hour wandering around aimlessly and putting things in my cart I don't end up using. Click this link for a neat post from Iowa Girl Eats on how she meal plans and grocery shops.
Also, if I have a lot of time on Sunday afternoons, sometimes I'll get started on prep work for week night... just to make it that much easier after we get in from a long day of work, errands, and the gym. Tonight, I'm going to the gym and then have a Junior League commitment so I don't expect to get home until 7:00 or 7:30. Thankfully, yesterday, I was able to able to go ahead and make dinner for tonight, so all I have to do tonight is pop it in the oven while I'm in the shower. Easy peasy!
Do you do anything like this or have any meal planning tips you use?
Can you believe this week will be September??