All posts tagged: stress less

5 Easy Weeknight Meals + 2 to Freeze

My least favorite thing about school starting is going back to packing lunches.  I feel like I get in a rut with what to make, especially for the kids.  How many different ways can I make a sandwich?  Bistro box?  My second least favorite thing about going back to work is meal planning and cooking. Now don’t get me wrong.  I love to be in the kitchen baking, but when I come home dog-tired from teaching, the last thing I feel like doing is making a complex dinner.  Over the years, I’ve implemented small changes to make the beginning of the year less stressful, so I don’t grab a frozen/microwavable meal to feed my family. 1. Make a grocery list and stick to it I make my grocery list on a Saturday night and shop Sunday, usually after church.  Saturday evenings are pretty mellow in my house, so I have time to think about what I need and what activities we have going on the upcoming week.  Being intentional about what I make and how …