The last few weeks, I have fallen in a rut.
The kind of rut where there is so much to do before our home schooling years begins, that I can’t get into the attitude of just Doing the Next Thing because the next thing seems overwhelming. Can anyone relate?
During the school year, my responsibilities are so busy that I go from one thing to the next, and routine is very consistent. But right now, I am spinning with new tasks that need to be completed. I know that in order to hurdle this moment, I MUST get my act together, take a deep breath, and create some sort of plan to accomplish all the details that need to be accomplished in the next month. (When I really just want to curl up in bed with a blanket over my head ;)).
So where should I begin that always helps the most…our MEALS. Busy scheduling has already kicked off with our three boys back in football, and one of our daughters beginning soccer soon. I know you can all relate in understanding how mealtime madness quickly spirals downward if there is not some sort of plan in place.
This weekend, I am going to begin refilling my freezer and get a jump on my mealtime mountain with some bulk cooking – both main dishes and baking. Would you care to join me? Grab your children or a friend and encourage each other throughout the day.
Here’s where I will begin, and then I’ll determine the rest as I go…never a good idea, but it’s about baby steps right now.
Banana, Blueberry Muffins
Zucchini Banana Bread (Using some of the zucchini still left from when I froze it in baggies many months ago. So thrilled to have this since my zucchini failed me this year.)
Four Loaves of French Bread
Freezer bags of seasoned ground beef
I want to accomplish more than this, but I just made a HUGE FREEZER Cooking boo boo and I am ticked at myself. I let six pounds of chicken spoil. UGH! I know better! Unless I run out and get some more, which I will attempt tomorrow, this will be it.
Anyone else in the planning rut? Let’s just take it step by step and begin filling up that hole. 🙂