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8 Reasons Why Meal Planning is a Terrible Idea for Your Family!

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It happened again… the brain cloud… I thought I was cured! After all I have written a great cookbook that has over 5 full weeks of meal plans, without a repeat!  I have been researching and planning for this book for over a year!  Surely, I am cured of the Meal Planning Brian Cloud. 

Not so!  yesterday I sat looking over the cookbook, searching the web for something to lift the cloud so that I could feed my family! Nearly an hour or more wasted! Then I came across this great article on the Dine Without Whine website. I liked it so much I got permission to share it with you!

Meal planning is not for everyone. Here are eight reasons why meal planning just may be a terrible idea for you and your family.

1.  You enjoy eating unhealthy fast-food three to five times per week.
2.  You love the taste of pre-packaged preservative packed frozen convenience food.
3.  Spending $200 and 2 hours at the grocery store, only to come home to discover that there is nothing to cook for dinner is one of your favorite things to do.
4. You enjoy the stress of running around like crazy at dinner time trying to figure out what to cook while your children and husband are hungry and crabby.
5.  You like your food rut of spaghetti, hot dogs, pizza, repeat.
6.  You have no other way to spend the extra $100 you spend each week eating out.
7.  You have nothing better to do at 5 o’clock every day then to go to the grocery store. It’s enjoyable to daily spend extra money on groceries as additional items “fall” into your cart.
8.  You have no desire to enjoy a home cooked meal around the dinner table with your family.  You feel spending time with your family is a complete waste of time.

If you agree with the above statements please do not ever try meal planning – it is probably a terrible idea.  On the other hand, if you possibly disagree with at least one of the above statements perhaps it is time to give meal planning a try!
I was cured!

So here it is.
Monday – Potato Corn Chowder and Melty Muffins
Tuesday – Quick and Easy Quesadillas
Wednesday – Spaghetti with no-meat meat balls
Thursday – Leftovers
Friday – We are leaving for a trip to Missouri to visit Grandma
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