I need to go to the grocery store, like desperately. No really guys, I’m not in the least prepared for the zombie apocalypse right now (or just an average week of feeding myself, for that matter).
My fridge currently contains:
My pantry contains:
Now I can get creative and make fridge clean-out frittata, or impromptu pasta with the best of them… but this is just not enough to work with. If my life were wheel of fortune I’d be asking Pat to buy a vegetable right about now.
I don’t like to head to the grocery store without a plan of action (read: I don’t like to go most places without a plan of action. I’m sort of a nervous person.) This afternoon while eating lunch at my desk I put pen to paper to whip up a quick meal plan….
I didn’t get very far.
I started scouring my favorite resources for meal ideas. I can always count on Maggie’s blog archive for delicious eats (we are flavor twins I’ve decided). I also looked through my Martha Stewart Everyday Food app. Pinterest was a mess of crockpot nonsense I wasn’t interested in. Nothing was jumping out to me… Enter my good pal Lauren, of “ohmypuddin” fame. The following is a transcript of our Gchat conversation.
This is why we are friends. It’s important to have friends who are the same shade of crazy as you.
Ok back to meal planning – what’s your approach? I find that templates and checklists aren’t very helpful for me. And because I’m just cooking for one, the network of meal planning blogs isn’t much help either (though I do find great recipes on them). It’s just such a different task to plan a shopping trip and what to cook for one person for a week. What can I make that will last for several days, be healthy, and not grow boring after several meals back to back? What recipes could I easily cut in half to feed just one person? Or maybe I need to be marathon cooking like I’m a family of four, and just freezing most of it? I haven’t figured it out yet, would love your suggestions.