What to cook today? My worst time of the day!

Cooking is just not for me.

I simply can’t cook, i follow recipes step my step and still my meals don’t taste good, so every day i cook the same meal and even though my family eats what i put on the table for them i would like to know how other busy moms like myself prepare their meals. How do you mom plan your meals?

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  1. I menu plan every Sunday afternoon. It is the best way I have found to be successful at getting a healthy dinner on the table every night.

  2. Donna says:

    I used to enjoy cooking, but now I’m with you. Everyone in the family (me included) has different dietary needs and it’s just such a hassle. Much easier to get take-out so everyone can have something exactly right.

  3. Kimberly says:

    Cooking with kids is never easy. I find that shopping at Trader Joe’s makes cooking for my family easier and tastier! With so many ready made or pre prepped foods to choose from I can always seem to fin something I can whip up for my family. Today is going to be a busy one and I know I won’t have time to make anything especially fancy. So, tonight I am making their orange chicken (frozen) with edamame (unshelled) and brown rice (frozen and microwaveable)! On other nights making dishes like chili, chicken soups, lasagna, enchilladas is great because we can eat it for more than one night!

  4. Alexandra says:

    First of all, I am so impressed that your boy will eat his veggies! In some ways I am fortunate that my husband and son only like certain foods. I do cook (or assemble) meals every day for them, but I don’t really plan them. I buy the same things every week, and just do variations. The one BIG rule is that I can prepare the meal in one pan or baking dish. For example, I sometimes chop potatoes and carrots and saute them in a pan sprayed with canola oil with minced dried garlic until they are carmelized, then push them to the side of the skillet and put chicken breast tenders in the same skillet to cook. With the same ingredients you get a whole different flavor if you assemble all these ingredient in a baking dish or roasting pan and cut the vegetables differently. I also prepare LOTS of Trader Joe’s premade items, like the mini chicken dumplings and their curry sauce. As a southerner we love shrimp, and I buy those at Whole Foods in a two pound bag frozen and thaw one meal’s worth at a time.

  5. Jamie says:

    LOL I relate to this! I love how you said you follow recipes and they still don’t taste good!

    Wonderful video!

  6. Caryn B says:

    I am so bad at menu planning but it’s the only thing that really works. If I don’t have a plan, I will either cook the same thing or go out to eat. I prefer homecooked meals as preferred to frozen or packaged foods. I do have a handful of meals I consider staples and I resort to those when I don’t have time or I don’t know what to cook

  7. Stopping by from MomsLA…love your blog thus far!

    I tried repeatedly to get into a meal planning habit, but it never seems to stick. I just fly by the seat of my pants and it gets me irritated every time. We always shop at Fresh and Easy for already-prepared, healthy meals. Maybe I’ll try again…next week.

    Elle @seemomworkblog.com