You know I love you, right?

So, can I just say, with all the love in the world, that I’m just the teensiest bit frustrated with you?

Let me explain.

When I go to speak, and I start talking about dinner, EVERY SINGLE WOMAN rolls her eyes and groans. Everyone, and I do mean everyone, is perplexed by dinner.

  • “I feel like 5 o’clock sneaks up on me everyday.”
  • “I buy hundreds of dollars of groceries and there’s never anything in my house.”
  • “My whole family is BORED with what I cook, so why bother?”

I love you all. But I’m just sick of it. Because you all assume that it’s easier for the woman next door. You honestly  believe that everyone else is out there, whipping up tasty food for their families, while you are the only one who is THRILLED that you at least have a box of Mac and Cheese that could pass for dinner. (It has two of the four food groups, right?)

Yes, there are some women who don’t panic at 4:00 in the afternoon when it comes to dinner. What do they have that your don’t?

A plan.

That’s it. They’ve taken the time to write down what they are going to have for a week, (or a month,) so when they go to the grocery store, they have a plan. And when they wake up in the morning and wonder what to defrost, they have a plan. And when their kids have swim practice, they have a plan.

And I KNOW you know this. But when I ask women if they have a plan, they know they should have it all written down, but for some reason or another, (their child needs them, The Real Housewives of the OC is on…) they don’t. And the Panic continues.

I want you to have a plan, and I plan on providing a public service to those of you who do. Here is what I’ll do:

  1. Here is the link to my 50 Dinner Ideas Worksheet
  2. Everyone who tells me by Friday at midnight PST what they are having for dinner next week will be entered into a drawing to win one of my books. (This week it’ll be The What’s for Dinner Solution!)
  3. I’ll share my menu so you have some ideas

This Week’s Menu

Monday Chicken Sausages, Potatoes and Veggies on the Grill
Tuesday Chicken Stir Fry with Brown Rice and Veggies
Wednesday Lemon Pork Roast and Sauteed Spinach
Thursday Going out!
Friday Pulled Chicken Salad
Saturday BBQ – Everyone’s Coming Over
Sunday Leftovers

Now tell me. What is your plan for next week? I promise  you, if you tell me what you are eating, your week will be so much better. Plus, if you put it in the comments, you  will be entered to win my book The What’s for Dinner Project.

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Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.