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Make Meal Planning Work

Life is crazy busy around here, and the last thing I want to spend time thinking about is something I have to do everyday… decide what is for dinner.  Ugh.  Seriously.  A few months ago, I decided to start using to make this task a little less laborious.

I use the Aldi eMeals Plan because I do the bulk of my grocery shopping at Aldi and Sam’s club.  I don’t use every meal listed in the plan.  I average using 5 or 6 of the 7 recipes each week.  We eat dinner at church on Wednesdays, so I only need to plan for 6 nights a week.  Occasionally, there is a recipe that I know my family wouldn’t eat, so I sub in a family favorite.

I also don’t follow every recipe to the tee.  I nearly always substitute venison for beef, in the recipes that call for beef.  With the exception of the occasional burger, we don’t really eat beef.  I also try to limit how much tomato I use because Mister and I both have issues with reflux.

That being said, using eMeals has really helped me with the dinner doldrums.  I recently made the Chicken and Rice Taco Fiesta recipe from the Aldi meal plan.

Chicken and Rice Taco Fiesta

I was a bit nervous about it, because Mister typically doesn’t eat anything with rice in it.  I was pleasantly surprised when he requested thirds.  LOL.  I’m making another new recipe for us tonight, a Corn and Sausage Bisque.  It will be interesting to see how that goes over.

Recognizing that I don’t have to follow it to a tee, but that have a plan is better than no plan has really helped me out.

Do you ever find yourself in a dinner rut?

Do you follow a meal plan?  How do you make it work?

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.