“I am Walking the Dog”

9-25-11 Blog


It’s like that expression:  “Are you walking the dog or is the dog walking you?”  So many weeks I feel as if my schedule and what I am trying to accomplish with healthy meals runs my life and creates stress.   But, I am getting smarter about how to make sure I am in charge.  I am calling the shots.  I am walking the dog.

I feel really good about this week. My Mondays continue to be so very very busy.  I was not confident that I would get to the grocery store on Monday.  So I shopped on Sunday AND took 45 minutes to prep things for this week:  I washed and cut the chicken for Monday and Wednesday, chopped the peppers, carrots, and zucchini for Thursday’s soup, and sliced the grapes for Tuesday’s fall salsa – all in just under 45 minutes.  There really isn’t anything else to prep.  I just have to put the meals together this week.  That is major time saved at the dinner hour when every second counts!

Don’t feel that you have to shop on Sunday.  If you can get it done on Monday, go for it.  If shopping is really difficult to squeeze in, you can organize a home delivery.  Sunday shopping is something I started to make sure I am ready for Monday’s dinner.


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