Last night we had meatless meatloaf muffins for dinner!
I’m finding getting dinner ready isn’t too difficult, as long as I plan ahead and start early. For these, I prepped the beans early in the day, then while Leo was napping in the late afternoon, mixed them up and got them in the muffin tins. Leo woke up at 4:45pm, but it wasn’t a problem because they were already made! Unfortunately, I hadn’t prepped the green beans ahead of time, but I was able to snap the ends off while still holding Leo. At 5:15 I stuck them in the oven and got the beans steaming and voila! Dinner at 5:3opm, right on time!
My plan for the coming weeks is to make a meal plan and grocery list a week in advance. I’ll know what days we’re having what meals, what days we’re having leftovers, etc. That way I can know early in the morning what I need to do to prep for dinner. I’m sure there will still be some days where it’s 5:30 and dinner is nowhere near ready, but that’s what pizza is for, right?! (Note to self: make sure there are some days where dinner is not ready so pizza can be had…)
Do you meal plan for the week or fly by the seat of your pants? I always just did it spontaneously.