I’m not well. The sort of not well where all I want to do is sit in bed, feel sorry for myself and pray that I won’t be sick again. For the first time in a long time I admitted defeat and accepted that I couldn’t do it all. I decided it was Daddy’s turn to meal plan. I passed the meal planning reins over to Alistair and told him next week’s meal plan is entirely up to him.
I’ll be honest, part of me felt a little bit wary as I watched him drive off to Aldi with Harry in the car but a bigger part of me just felt relieved that it was one less thing for me to worry about. Would he remember everything? Would he make healthy choices? It sounds cruel but these things did go through my head.
Alistair’s approach to meal planning is different to mine. He likes to go shopping, with no list, buy food and then plan around what he has bought. I prefer to meal plan and then make a shopping list from that. I was sure he would come home with loads of food, having spent a fortune, but nothing to create a full meal. I should have had a little more faith in him though. He only went £6 over our £40 budget (and he didn’t get nappies or wipes but I did stock up during the baby event last week so that’s ok!)
Here is Alistair’s meal plan for the week:
- Eggy bread and salad
- Homemade turkey burgers and homemade chips
- Pasta and pesto
- Tuna steak, new potatoes and vegetables
- Harry Eating at nursery
- Shepherd’s Pie
- Cooked breakfast
- Duck and pancakes
What are you eating next week?
Who does most of the meal planning, you or your partner?
Please share your meal planning ideas in the comments!