The idea of planning out a whole month's worth of meals makes me want to pull out my hair. It's probably why I've run away from every single meal planning organizer I've come across. Here's the problem: I love to cook and hate wasting food, but don't relish the thought of having all of my meals planned out (or doing it myself).
However, when I don't plan ahead for my meals in some form or another, I'm left with three situations:
- When I finally decide what I want to eat, I'm out of certain ingredients so I have to make several trips to the grocery store.
- I'll buy an ingredient or two for a specific recipe, and then never use in time before it expires.
- It's late and I don't feel like cooking, so my only choices are take-out or frozen pizza.