I had another successful prep day this weekend! I think knowing that school is out soon is giving me a lot more energy on the weekends, well probably knowing that school AND the baby will be out soon gives me a lot of hope and energy! Just in the nick of time too, because I think my husband was starting to wonder if I was going to be worthless forever. Not forever, honey, just a few…ten months.
Not to toot my own horn, but I’m really liking the preparation guide, mainly because it lists so many cuts of meats, veggies, and fruits that I may not think of while sitting at home writing my grocery list. I can circle new items each week and try out something new if I am feeling adventurous (which I always am). I might improve the guide in the near future, but for right now it is fitting the bill and helping me prepare. Prior to using the guide, I wrote down a few meals that I would like to have this weekend, then used the guide to fill in the gaps.
To give you an idea of how much time having a prep day on the weekend can save you I timed myself today as I cleaned, chopped, and stored my food for the week. After spending what seemed like an ungodly amount of time at the commissary soon after payday, I headed home to prepare for the week. After unloading the groceries and realizing that I was completely spent, I sat down, had a snack and rested for a bit before waddling back into the kitchen. I spent an hour in the kitchen from the unloading of the groceries to cleaning, cutting, storing and having my kitchen back to it’s original state.
HOW I GOT ORGANIZED:
From start to finished the process took me an hour and I am guessing it will save me about 25 minute of extra chopping, prepping, and cleaning each night this week. That’s nearly three extra hours I would have spent in the kitchen this week prepping for meals–I saved myself two hours! I’m rich! Now I’m going to go spend that two hours doing something COMPLETELY unproductive!