Hello, Lovers. I changed my commenting system, because the old one was being a dick. If I ever get time, I’ll just switch this site over to the same style as Artchoo. But who has time when focusing all my energy on my beauty regimen. Thanks for your comments, by the way. I tried to reply, but that’s how my commenting system was being a dick. I couldn’t reply. So instead I replied to each of you out loud- I hope you heard.
Did you guys watch the Super Bowel? I didn’t. I mean, I watched it as much as I ever do, which is just enough to comment on how huge the football players are, and every once in a while to ask a completely inane question or shout out: Look at their butts!
My sis and I took advantage of the evening by going out to a fancy restaurant for a couple of drinks at the bar, because we knew it would be empty. Nevertheless, I did provide delicious food for my family by making slow cooker pulled pork. How do I make it, you ask? I throw a pork shoulder in the slow cooker, dump barbeque sauce over it and slap it on high for 6-7 hours. Oh yeah, I do line the bottom with chopped onions first, so there’s that bonus vegetable.
This is pretty much how I like to cook. I call it the dump and slurp method. No I don’t. Today I posted on my Facebook page to see if anyone had tips or good sites about meal planning, and there were mostly crickets chirping. This leads me to believe none of you are good at meal planning either, or you eat mostly cereal and cookies like we do.
Anyway, I spend far too much money at the grocery store due to poor planning, and it’s giving me a twitchy eye. So I said to myself, self, I said, Why don’t you organize all of this on Pinterest? And sure enough, I discovered yet another reason why Pinterest is the most wonderful place on earth.
I set up 8 boards: Pork, chicken, beef, meatless, soups, slow cooker, salads and sides. No need for a dessert board, because I don’t need to “plan” desserts; they happen quite regularly on their own in my home, thank you very much.
My first meal pin is tomato, basil, cheddar soup from More Fruit Please. I’m sure she’d be thrilled with this honor.
So my whole deal is that I’m going to pin meals in these categories that I already make on a regular basis, and that I want to incorporate into our little lives. Then I’ll go through weekly and write on my calendar what we’re having each night. As for shopping for the ingredients, I already use Zip List on my phone, so I can clip the recipes from Pinterest with my Ziplist clip recipe thingy up on my toolbar, and shop like the wind for the week.
This takes care of the planning, if I actually go through with this. I want to get this down, and then my next plan is to cook some stuff ahead of time and portion them out in the freezer for future meals that I can whip out and defrost instead of eating cereal and cookies.
Doesn’t this all sound wonderful in theory? Have you any advice? Tips? Tricks? Words of encouragement or derision? At least show me a photo of your open mouth with food tumbling out. I think my new comment system allows pictures.