It’s official – This is the last weekend before classes resume. Ang bilis!! I feel like I was just starting to enjoy summer, and now it’s over and done.
To be honest, though, I am looking forward to having more structured days again. I think I say this each time the start of the school year draws near. Then, a few days in, I long for my easy days and lazy mornings to return. Lol. Same thoughts, different school year lang.
This year, I’m starting to shift myself into back-to-school mode earlier than usual. It’s something I always hope to do, but never actually do. I guess I’ve been at this long enough for me to already know what works and what doesn’t. And yes, I know that it pays to plan and prepare ahead.
I’m so prepared that I already have a set menu plan for the first week (or half-week since we start on a Wednesday) of classes. I’ve also already stocked my fridge, freezer, and pantry with what I need to prepare these meals. O, diba???
As always, this plan is made up of a few tried and tested dishes plus new recipes that I want to try. I also chose lunchbox fillers that I’m sure the kiddo would like to eat. This is so we can avoid the unfinished food drama that comes when I experiment with baon. I’m not ready for that just yet!
So, I know I keep saying that I hope to become more consistent with my meal plan posts, then I never do it, but this time I promise to try harder. Not just for you guys, but for me, too.
Meal planning helps me at home in so many ways. I get to stick to my budget when I know exactly what I should be buying. I don’t have to spend so much time thinking about what meals to prepare. I get to manage the contents of the fridge well, and make sure that leftovers are eaten up. I also am able to vary what we eat and make sure it’s some sort of healthy.
So there, more meal plans from me. Hopefully. Yes. I’m already off to a good start with this one.
P.S. In case you wanna cook along with me, here are some of the recipes I’ll be using this week: