With this awful weather all I can / want to do is to stay indoors.
I've started back with teaching Eleanor, I've had a bit of time to check out and think of new things to do, so it's been a nice, positive start to the year.
I hope you emerged unscathed from the storms. We can see the extreme cold weather in America- my heart goes out to you! I really don't like being cold.
Back inside, even after plenty to eat at Christmas, I felt the urge to try a plan for meals. I'm not good at sticking to planning ideas, I tend to stray away quickly when they aren't working for me.
So to the point!
I'm trying a simple system (for simple people like me!)
I bought some post it notes to write very simple meal ideas, and started writing my favourite recipes with the ingredients on separate cards for lunches dinners and puddings.
The reason for the basic meal ideas is that I can adjust the recipes for using any other ingredients I have, but having a basic list of ingredients to shop for -means I can make a basic dish if nothing else!
Hope that makes sense.
I drew a quick table for lunch etc and days of the week to stick the meals on.
I generally don't like food shopping in supermarkets, and I much prefer to shop locally.
I do like bulk buying non perishables so I don't have to go very often!
You can do shopping lists with written recipes, and store them in a file for reference.
It has worked for a week so far!!
I don't know if anyone else used this book at school?
I was fairly rubbish at home economics, but I still use the book.
Again it's very basic, but useful to use on days when you want to turn to ready meals.
So here are the meal plans on the fridge.It's not set in concrete. It's a work in progress!
No breakfasts yet, it's just cereal and toast in our house at the mo.
With my creative hat on, I have begun to think about different ideas and continue to sort and get rid of things I don't use. I think it's a January thing.
I think that's more than enough rambling for now, I'll just leave you with a couple of photos of work and inspiration.
A spot of organising.
A bundle of cuddles and mischief.
Reminders to use 'bits'.
Finishing off some pieces.
Bye for now x