- Posted by Amy
- On October 3, 2017
Arrrgh…There’s Nothing for Dinner!
Do you know that feeling when you look in the fridge and discover that there’s nothing for dinner? There are many reasons why this can happen. It could be because you haven’t been to the store. Even more frustrating is when think you’ve got the ingredients for a meal but one item has gone bad – this usually actually happens to me half way through cooking the meal!
The worst cause of all (worst because it usually turns me into a monster with my family) is when I plan a meal that will feed us for two nights and the second meal portion is consumed without my knowledge. I usually discover this when I go to the fridge to heat it up, thinking to myself……wooohoooo no chopping tonight, I just need to reheat last nights lasagne. But wait – where is the lasagne? WHERE IS THE LASAGNE? WHERE IS THE LASAGNE? This isn’t totally fair – it isn’t usually all gone – it’s just mysteriously shrunk over night and there isn’t enough to feed all of us.
In a Panic I Turn to Junk Food
I don’t like turning to junk food. I have a kidney condition so I have to watch my salt intake but there are times when it’s just too late and I’m just too tired to think of another plan B. Phoning for a delivery is the easy option and sometimes I need easy.
Sometimes I have a back up
Yes I occasionally phone for takeaway but I also sometimes have back up options. Pasta and tomato sauce is a great back up because it uses pretty much all dry ingredients apart from onion and garlic. If I don’t have those in you know it’s really bad. Cooking frozen fish and frozen veg is another great back up meal.
I Usually Plan Meals
Planning meals is one of the areas where I’m actually pretty on top of my game. We only have one family car and my husband uses it during the week to get to work. We head to the supermarket at the weekend and do one big shop. Due to the lack of transport during the week I have to plan or we’d have nothing to eat for most of the week.
I created a food and drink planner based on what I do in our own house. Planning out our meals means that 99% of the time we do have a home cooked meal for dinner. It makes meal times so much easier and cheaper as you have less food waste.
What are your organisational mum struggles?
Us mums have to juggle so many things and be in 10 places at once, comment below to let me know what your biggest mum struggles are. Maybe I can design an printable that will help.