Over the weekend, I continued to clean out my kitchen cabinets. The task is finally complete. I didn’t have to throw out too much, but I was very disappointed in all the things that I inadvertently let go bad (or at least were past the expiration date – and I’m not that adventurous of an eater). One easy solution to this is better organized cabinets. I’m pretty good about that, but while sharing space with my roommate, things got a little crazy. There isn’t a pantry in my kitchen, so food is in the cabinets, which is good and bad. Unfortunately, it meant some things got shoved to the back and I wasn’t sure they were there.
So now everything is completely organized. Foods are grouped together and everything is organized in the cabinets in date order so the oldest stuff gets used first. I am going to have to try to plan meals around some of those items.
I really want to get better about meal planning. I see all these great printable planners and I think “Hey, I should do that.” And then I never do. Meal planning is such a great idea, but it’s pretty hard to meal plan for one. So many recipes make way too much. Or they’re just too much work. I don’t mind a lot of work if I’m cooking for someone else, but if it’s just for me, I just want to cook and be done.
What are your meal planning tips? I think even planning two or three meals a week would be great.