I’m Back….

It has been a wild month of travel, MOPS moms, trainings and T-shirts. I left my blog in a corner because I didn’t feel I could give it the attention it deserves.

The other thing that was getting neglected in my house was my meal planning.

With the travel and coming home late and getting up early in the morning, my meal plans took a back seat. Which meant a lot of last minute looking at each other and a lot of rotisserie chickens.

Now don’t get me wrong. I LOVE a rotisserie chicken (especially if it’s a COSTCO rotisserie chicken. To. Die. For.

But when the question becomes not “Should we have rotisserie chicken tonight?” to “What kind of rotisserie chicken should we have?” That’s a problem.

The biggest time, money and energy saver for me is to figure out what I am eating for the week, write it down and put it on the fridge for the world to see. A plan, even if it’s a back-of-an-envelope plan, is a life saver for me.

So, I’ll show you my plan if you show me yours.

I’m doing super accountability here. My plan is that every Monday, I will show you my week’s plan. If you tell me yours by Tuesday night, I will enter you in a drawing for an advance copy of my latest book, THE WHAT’S FOR DINNER SOLUTION.

Just tell me in the comments what you are eating Monday thru Friday. (You can put in the weekend if you are really ambitions.) Some of my best ideas come from hearing what other are eating and copying… I mean, letting that inspire me…

Here is my menu for the week:

Monday- Every Man for Himself (we have a ton of leftovers)

Tuesday – Pepper Corn Steak and Baked Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus

Wednesday – BBQ Pork Loin with Cajun Rice and Salad

Thursday – Going to my mom’s house

Friday – Out of town (eating out)

I know – it looks like I’m cheating. I’m actually only cooking twice this week because of leftovers and going out of town. But isn’t that kinda how life is? If you count in the times that you have to eat on the road because of soccer practice, and then the number of times you could eat leftovers if you planned ahead, or the times that you are eating at a friend’s house, or at your small group, suddenly cooking for a week doesn’t seem so daunting.

So share your menu, and I will randomly pick one winner to receive the book the week before release. But the real prize? Having your meals planned out!


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.

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