Do you meal plan? Wait. A better question is, do you stick with meal planning for more than two weeks? That seems to be my limit. I don’t know if it is boredom or laziness or even a combination of the, two but I just can’t be monogamous to meal planning. I will go back though, so I guess you could call it an open relationship, or maybe more of an on and off again relationship.
I have talked about sticking to theme days though and that does help. But isn’t it so much easier NOT to cook at all? Maybe if money grew of trees that life would work for us. Sadly it does not, so cooking it is!
We are still stuck in the phase of toddler meals and adult meals. Yes, I created bad habits. Yes, I gave in to their weird food preferences. But also it is sooooo much easier just to give them three things to choose from for dinner than hear them scream and moan about something green being on their plate. I know, worst mom ever. (Passive aggressive eye roll emoji). I do have high hopes that they will come back around and maybe one day we can all eat one meal together.
Sigh, that is what my dreams are made of!
Alright, so our meal planning is just for me and Mike really. If you think the kids are picky, then I guess you haven’t met my husband the buffalo sauce everything king of Chicago. He calls himself a simple man with simple needs, but I like to use other non-blog appropriate words when it comes to Mike and food.
All that aside, he is somewhat happy with lunches and dinner as long as one is spicy or coated in buffalo sauce. And since I give into the kids all the time, why not just keep it going with my husband. Hence the invention of buffalo salmon wraps. I buy one large piece of fresh salmon, lather it in a little bit of salt, pepper, and buffalo sauce. Then I broil it on low for 10-12 minutes. I add some of Mike’s most tolerable vegetables and then wrap it up. Ta-da! Dinner and lunch the next day!
To appease my inner suppressed foodie, I made a nice lemon-tahini-cumin dressing to go on everything in the wrap. You know I can’t keep things too simple! But you could easily drizzle in a little ranch dressing if you were looking for a quicker dinner.
Thanks to this meal, me and meal planning are back on after a week long hiatus. Thanks for your support and understanding guys!