1. My daughter using Weekly Meal Plans.
I love that my oldest daughter and her husband eat together every night. She does the grocery shopping for them each week.
She likes the structure that Weekly Meal Plans gives. It’s easy to swap out whole meals or cross off ingredients that she already has. She chose the Whole Foods Small Plan.
2. Having a stocked pantry.
I like using the Weekly Meal Plans too. Last weekend we were out of town and that meant I didn’t do any grocery shopping. But because I normally follow the Weekly Meal Plan lists, my kitchen stays pretty stocked. It was easy to pull meals together, even though I hadn’t done a big grocery trip.
The recipes included on all the Weekly Meal Plans use common, pantry ingredients. That means that I regularly buy all the basics. And if I don’t use the ingredients for one meal, they will get used for another.
3. Altering a slow cooker recipe and making it on the stove top instead.
One of the meals we had this week was Chicken Enchilada Soup. I didn’t think of it until later in the day though, so that meant I couldn’t use the crockpot. Instead, I changed the recipe and made it on the stove.
I used frozen rotisserie chicken. I left out the red bell pepper and creamed corn, because I didn’t have those. And we topped it with cheddar cheese instead of Monterey Jack.
Don’t be afraid to alter recipes to make them fit your pantry and your day. Sometimes you can make minor changes that still work.
What’s working in your kitchen this week?