Here are a few things I've been doing to make life in our kitchen and home:
*Please note that I don't take pictures of my food - they never look as appetizing as the food really is! We'll have to use some good old fashioned imagination for this one ;)
Food Shop for the Week- I was a notorious food shopper. There were at least three-four trips to the market per week (!!!). I seldom had a list and would often come home with lots of food but not enough to make meals for the week. I've now started to go to the market on Sunday's and try to stick to one trip per week (and if I forget something and have to pick it up NBD). I've also ordered groceries online. This ensures that I have a list (that I double, triple check) and discourages me from actually going to the store to buy more food because I've paid for them to be delivered. I can't decide if this is the ultimate laziness or convenience?
Prep- After I've gone to the market I find it best when I prepare my food for the week as soon as possible (because before you know it Sunday turns into Monday which turns into Friday and then the whole week is gone!). I cut up fruits and veggies, grill some chicken, etc. so that everything is conveniently ready to eat when we open the refrigerator.
Share- My husband and I take turns cooking - especially on Sunday night's. Since I am usually the one who goes to the store, preps the food, makes the lunches, etc. we've agreed that on Sunday's it's his turn to cook.
Plan- Meal planning is something I am still working on. In my quest to be more adventurous in the kitchen I've been picking two new recipes per week to try (usually main course meals). Cooking new recipes has helped me to try new things and step outside of my cooking comfort zone. The planning makes things easier throughout the week. When dinnertime rolls around I don't need to ask myself what's for dinner because I've already pre-planned (and maybe even prepped a little if I'm feeling ambitious) it out.
Question: Do you meal prep? What helps you to stay on track/ organized at home with meals/food?