Meal planning is about looking ahead with an eye toward flexibility. If I have three or four solid dinner ideas (or breakfast, for that matter), I know I’ll have enough to make it through the week, even when plans change.
Sometimes we aren’t that hungry, or one person works late, or one of my children decides to eat dinner with a friend. Three or four dinner ideas per week will usually do the trick.
When I’m able to repurpose those meals and ingredients into something new, it means more family time and less time doing dishes. It’s a win all the way around.
This week’s Use It Up is all about flexibility and adaptability