I don’t know about you, but when faced with having to throw together dinner I am usually stumped. It’s funny, because I certainly have my go-to meals, my favorites, or things I’ve tried a few times in the past. But the moment I find myself pondering ‘what should I make tonight?’ my mind goes blank.
My husband is great about remembering things — “hey, remember that pear stuffed pork you made once? That was good“.
Me? Not so much. I can’t remember what we had for dinner last night.
After being inspired on Instagram and Pinterest with people listing their favorite meals in their Bullet Journal, I decided it was time to create my own meal index as well.
I knew I needed a place to go to remind myself of the options that I know I like. While my husband will eat just about anything, I have a lot of food allergies and I am really picky so being thoughtful about what I pick is important to me and necessary for my well-being.
Otherwise, I find myself down one of two paths:
- Opting for take out (aka junk) which does not leave me feeling good
- Making the same thing for dinner every night — a boring combination of plain basics
Cue my inner infomercial voice — there’s got to be a better way!
There is not much to this spread. I sat down and started listing off my favorite dinners, go-to dinners, dinners I’d like to make more of, etc.
The columns don’t mean anything, my goal was just to have a very full list when I have completed this. I also wanted to make sure there was plenty of room to grow, because I add to this regularly as old meals pop to mind, or when I try something new that I know I’ll make again.
Now, any time I find myself stumped on what to make, I’ll flip to this spread this for some inspiration and ideas. Oh and that adorable little utensils doodle was made from a stencil from MoxiDori on Etsy!