Meal Planning

If you were to look at our family calendar this spring, here is what it would look like:

Monday- Ty baseball game at 6 p.m.

Tuesday- Jack baseball game at 6 p.m.

Wednesday- Ty baseball game at 6 p.m.

Thursday- Ella ballet at 3:45, Jack baseball game at 6 p.m., Ty baseball practice at 6 p.m., Ty and Jack Cub Scouts at 6:30 (this is a REAL fun night to coordinate!  Don’t worry we don’t do it all, that would be impossible!)

Friday- Ty baseball at 6 p.m. if he doesn’t play on Monday or Wednesday

Now, this crazy schedule is only for about 2 months, but boy is it making our life a little crazy!  My lifesaver?  A $3 meal planning calendar from Target.  Seriously.  Between after school activities and getting to the games, we have little time to sneak in dinner.  Planning ahead of time keeps things organized and reduces the amount of times we stop for fast food on the way to games or on the way home. 

We get together on Sunday evenings to fill out of meal calendar for the week.  The kids even love giving us suggestions, although they’d prefer to stick to their favorites every night of the week (see pictures).  It’s fun, it helps me feel sane, and it saves us a ton of money.  Money we can spend on ice cream after a game every once in a while! J

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