This week is all about meal plans and menu planning. A few questions:
Do you menu plan?
I decide on Mondays which meals I do not need to make for the week. Then I decide if I'm going to deviate from any of my typical meals that I make all the time and try something new--either something I read about or something I saw online)
How far in advance do you plan?
About 3-4 days, sometimes I meal plan for the entire work week.
Do you think menu planning is a waste of time? Is is too much work?
As long as I stick to it; if I plan to cook at home, buy the ingredient and then end up at Chipolte, then it was a waste of time and money. I try to keep it flexible. If I do end up at Chipolte for dinner, then I'll probably cook after and bring in the meal for lunch the next day.
Any tips for a better meal plan?
Master 4-5 recipes you love so you have a good base, then experiment.
What about you? Leave your answers in the comments.