The other day someone complained to me that she dreaded going home from work to a house full of hungry people. “I never know what I’m going to make, and then it takes forever to get something on the table.” I suggested that she try planning a weekly menu but was told that was too much work.
Many times, doing work now saves time and frustration later. The last few weeks I’ve really dreaded packing my lunch for work. While I always plan something in my menu for our lunches, I haven’t been in the mood for sandwiches or heavy leftovers like meatloaf or casseroles. I decided to do some extra work this weekend and prep a few things that I will be excited to eat – and that will be ready for me grab in the morning without much prep work.
I assembled a pasta salad with chicken and veggies and separated it into four containers – one for each day I work this week. Today I plan to pick up some fruit and do the same thing with it (so it will be fresh for the rest of the week). Paul eats lunch at home, so I made him a batch of pizza poppers [pictured above] that can be reheated in the oven. It feels really good to have all of that done!
Is there a daily task that you dread? What can you do to make it more appealing?
On The Menu
- Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
- Banana Bread
- Eggs & Bacon
- Meatball Subs/Fries/Corn (didn’t make this last week)
- Taco Mac & Cheese/Green Beans
- Beef Enchiladas/Peaches
- Spaghetti/Salad/Garlic Toast
- BBQ Beef Cups/Lemon Garlic Broccoli
- Oven Baked Chicken/Scalloped Potatoes/Peas