Letting go of the stress
I think I’ve mentioned this in previous posts – but it bears repeating. I am really not a meal planner. If I am honest with myself, I strive to be a planner but I am more of a procrastinator. None of this makes sense since I am a Type A personality. And Type A’s generally are super-organized and meticulous planners. But the older I get, the more I find that I just let things fly because I find myself getting stressed if I plan too much. You know what I mean? For example, if we decide we are going on a trip – we book the flight, plan the drive and book the hotel, but beyond that I don’t do much other planning. I used to spend WEEKS planning trips and researching and planning every little detail. My family might have appreciated all the planning but it made me a stress ball. I used to find comfort in planning and knowing exactly what was coming. Now? Not so much. And in the end, I didn’t enjoy the trip as much as I should have because I felt some anxiety in making sure we did all the planned things. And at some point I’m arguing with my family because I’m like “We are going to miss this THING we have planned at 3:00!” So now, I kind of have a general idea of things I may want to do, but otherwise, I just go with the flow. It’s supposed to be a vacation, right? I may have to adjust my personality type. I’m a Type A with Type B tendencies. LOL
Meal Planning is a general guideline – not a rule
So the Meal Plans that I am sharing here each week are general ideas to me. It gives me an idea of what I would like to make, but if things go sideways during the week, we may be picking up Little Caesars pizza and I am SO not going to stress over that. Meat can go in the freezer and everything else will hang out in the fridge or pantry until the next day. Just click on the links below to take you directly to the recipe!
BBQ Biscuit Cups
Dorito Taco Salad
Kitchen Closed ~ Recipe Development Day