Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Making a plan...

I'm a right brain person...

I'm impulsive and intuitive and I've always dragged my feet when it came to "schedules" for our homeschooling and/or for our home...just the word schedule brings me down.

Things always got done, but not necessarily when they needed to...I'd remember to think about dinner around 4:30 and then wonder how to get the rock-hard chicken to thaw AND cook by 5:30 when we needed to leave for dance class.

I knew I had to become more disciplined. But, I didn't want to become a slave to a schedule (shudder) either...So, I prayed and asked God for wisdom on how to better order our home.

We still don't have a schedule...

We have a "Plan." (It sounds much nicer don't you think?)

And life is running a bit smoother around here. (except when people are sick and then I kind of operate on survival mode...like right now - just being honest)

I've begun to plan meals ahead of time...Boiling a whole chicken gives us delicious meat for a meal (with leftovers), and a side benefit is the delicious home made broth for other recipes (it's wonderful for cooking rice and sauteing vegetables!). My home made pizza crust recipe makes 4 crusts - 2 for now, 2 to put in the freezer. My Italian Bread recipe also makes 2 loaves...

I've started thinking about meal planning differently. It's a make it once, use it twice philosophy that has helped us to eat healthy meals, and be more frugal at the same time. A real win-win situation all around.

It's amazing how a little bit of foresight can make a big difference!

I'd love to hear how you use a "plan" to help your day run more efficiently! Feel free to comment and inspire us all!

Find more inspiration here:

Growing Home - Teach Me Tuesday
Time-Warp Wife - Titus 2 Tuesday
Far Above Rubies - Domestically Divine Tuesday

1 comment:

Dionne said...

If you don't mind sharing your pizza crust recipe...I would love that...I like clean eating. Ya know, where you eat more whole foods minimally processed. My email is under my about me picture.