I am not a cook....well I like to cook, and I am getting better at it, but time is never on my side and I make one heck of a mess when I do. I am fortunate to have a husband who likes to cook and is VERY good at it.
Just to put things into perspective, Josh taught me the right way to cut an onion and a tomato. He taught me how to cook a baked potato in the microwave, he showed me how to cook squash, fry chicken, cook a pot roast, make sweet tea, and that there are more options for dinner than casseroles and stouffer's lasagna! :) While on maternity leave I have done a good job of cooking for my husband and with my return to work looming, I want to try my best to continue this. I think it is very possible, with a little organization.
I have always heard people talking about making their weekly dinner plans on Sunday, and going shopping so you will have all the ingredients. Well, this is what I am resolving to do this year! One of my main problems with cooking dinner is what to make! I hate making that decision and never have anything laid out which makes it harder. SO, I have already made a list of all the dinners we normally rotate through, and I am going to sit down every weekend and pre-plan my meals! This way I will know what we are having and can avoid making that decision when its 6:00 on a Tuesday night and we are starving. And luckily Josh will cook some nights too, but as long as we know what we are making, it will be easier on both of us.
Does anyone have any advice on how they plan dinners? I think this plan will work as long as I stick to it! :)