By planning ahead, I find that it prevents me from having any last-minute worries about what we're going to have for dinner. And I can get the ingredients and equipment out ahead of time and prep everything so it's quicker.
Recently I was a little neglectful in finishing my weekly menu plans and I found out how much it really helps to plan things out. I wrote down some ideas for meals, but I never bothered to figure out the exact meals for each day. I ended up being completely blasé about what we ate, and our meals suffered. Usually when that happens, all I want to do is go out for meals even though I know that's unhealthy and costs more.
Menu this weekM - the boys are eating alone so they can do whatever they want, but it'll probably be pizza or melt sandwiches since those are Husband Jeff's favorites
T - broiled Parmesan fish, lima beans
W - banana pancakes from the freezer, veggie frittata
R - brisket in the slow cooker, heat-and-serve dinner rolls, butternut squash
F - pizza with friends
S - special Korean lunar new year meal
S - typically something light and easy like soup and sandwiches