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January 21, 2010

And I Thought A Week Ahead Was Good

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I don’t know about you guys, but I hate grocery shopping. H.A.T.E. it. Maybe if I saw these guys down the aisle, I’d have a better time. But as it stands, I only seem to find the aisles filled with slow old ladies and screaming children (some of whom aren’t with me). Besides, I always spend more money than I should even with a list and I inevitably come home without the most important ingredient that I needed in the first place. Thus, I try my best to avoid doing it, which forces us to either eat out more than we should or try to make dinners out of stale saltine crackers and chicken noodle soup.

Fast forward to my new year’s resolution. Figure out how to be a grownup when it comes to cooking and meal planning. I am a smart and capable woman, so why, on God’s green earth should I be perplexed when the kids ask me, “What’s for dinner?” Dinnertime doesn’t sneak up on me. It happens about the same time every day. Those children we decided to have so long ago seemed hungry last night and chances are, they will be again tonight.

I came to the conclusion that while I may be good at several things, this was not one of them. So, I turned to my friend, the internet, to help me out. And I found it….the Holy Grail of meal planning and grocery shopping….the best things since sliced bread…the answer to my daily dilemma. Are you ready? This is going to rock your world…

I swear to you that I am not getting paid to rave about this site. I just love it so that I had to share. Parenting is hard enough without all those stupid chores and things around the house we have to do. So far this month, I have followed the meals, saved about $40 a week at the store, and stayed away from feeding my kids crap at dinner. Just thought I’d share. BTW, as organized as this all sounds, believe me, it’s pretty easy. No extreme measures are allowed in my house. After all, I am NOT this woman...


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