we met with a financial planner a couple months back and it was a very good experience. much needed money therapy. one of the things that came to light was that i have no idea how much i spend on groceries per month. the guy said to me, "you must have a ballpark number?" nope. now, i know that this is budgeting 101 but i'm not a big fan of budgeting...umm...or of being responsible with money. haha. so when i figured out how much i'd been spending a month - the figure was much, much more than i'd imagined.
i typed "meal planning" into the search engine on my blog to see if i've ever talked about this before and i found this post, which makes me laugh because apparently one year ago, i was rocking the meal planning/budgeting...according to that post. i'm pretty sure that only lasted one week because i can't even remember it. but, like i apparently knew one year ago, i figured meal planning would be my ticket to a lower grocery budget. so a couple weeks ago, i tried it out. made the plan for the week. didn't follow it. augh. it's like, i get to the day that says, "baked spaghetti" for example, and think, "yuck. i don't want to eat that for dinner." so i choose something else from the week. unfortunately, i don't think i like a lot of my go to recipes.
since it occurred to me that i don't like my recipes, i'm going to try some new ones. crock pot ones as often as possible because i like the idea of making dinner when i have time during the day and not have to worry about it at dinnertime. so tonight, i'm trying a crockpot lasagna. i always like lasagna though i DID forget the mozzarella cheese when i bought groceries today so hopefully the cheese that i substituted won't taste too strange. haha. here's the recipe. check in tomorrow for results and see my next recipe.
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