This morning at MOPS a lady came to talk to us about clutter and how to de-clutter your house. She gave us a lot of really good tips, but as I was sitting there a few thoughts crossed my mind:
1. People shouldn’t complain about emptying their dishwashers like it’s such backbreaking work… some of us live in very old houses that didn’t come equipped with such modern-day conveniences.
2. People also should complain about a cluttered “walk in closet”… same reason as above.
3. I think the secret to not having clutter is to live in a very small house because then the clutter is right in your face and you HAVE to clean it up and also live on a very small income so you aren’t tempted to buy things that you don’t need without walking out of the store in a shroud of guilt.
Anyway, what does this have to do with dinner, you ask? Well, after the lady left (and she really was helpful. I make it seem like I was offended, but honestly, I really wasn’t at all. Just had a couple of thoughts.) But after she left we had discussions at our table about clutter in our cars and how to organize ourselves enough to plan for dinners and go grocery shopping. So I told Megan (AKA the best table leader ever!) that I plan all our dinners on Monday and then go grocery shopping. I told her that I would post my dinner menu on my blog to give her ideas.
BUT here’s my disclaimer: I’m not super-healthy, organic, “cook it from scratch”, or even well-balanced all the time. You might not even like my taste in food. And you’ll probably be able to tell if we’re strapped for money that week depending on the kind of dinners I plan. (For example, hot dogs mean we’re hurtin’!) Also, I grew up eating pasta at least every other night, and sometimes I carry that tradition on to my kids. And we’re not big red meat eaters, or pork eaters for that matter, although Jen inspired me to venture out into the world of pork today, so who knows, I might just go wild and crazy with pork! 🙂 I usually “cook” dinner 5 nights a week. Tuesdays we meet Geric at Wahoo’s (or else he won’t see the boys for two days) and we usually eat leftovers or eat at someone’s house one other night durng the week.
Anywho, all that to say I’ve replaced “Caden’s Crafts” on the sidebar with “What’s for Dinner?” (Caden’s crafts dwindled. I didn’t realize all the prep time and expense that goes into crafts for one kid!)
Feel free to share your tips or good recipes!