There's nothing better than day old lasagna! Sounds sketchy when said out-loud, but only few will deny that leftovers are none less than fab! Plus who really likes to cook every night of the week anyway!? That being said, I promised to share my new meal planning strategy (husband included). I'm so happy to have a husband who is so helpful and is as easily excited as I am about tackling the age old question, "What's for dinner?" Well, my friends, I have a solution, but it is a team effort. Sorry single ladies. Get a man! Or better yet a nice friend who is up for the challenge. The best part about this type of meal planning is that it encourages trying new recipes. Doesn't this look yummy? Well, it was! This was my first meal, Spinach, Sausage, Mushroom Lasagna, which I cooked on my first night, and we are having again tonight. And there will still be leftovers!! The rest is going in the freezer... it will serve as a good lunch some time in the near future.
***Just a quick side note, I like to use www.eatingwell.com, which is where I found this dish. However, I prefer extra tomatoes, and I thought it could have used a tad more salt.***
Ok, here is how my ingenious plan works. Jason and I each have two nights out of the week in which we are responsible for assuring that dinner is on the table. For instance, he may take Monday and Wednesday nights, and I may take Tuesday and Thursday nights. Friday nights are pizza night, frozen dinner night, leftovers...quick meals! You get the idea. Another great thing about taking responsibility for two nights is that if you make enough food on say Monday night for two meals then there would be no need for you to cook on Wednesday. It is intentional cooking/ planning. Essentially you could only be making one meal a week!! How awesome is that!? And it really works too! That is as long as you have a team. I've only cooked once this week. No joke. Jason made a really great white bean soup... I forget the proper name, but it too was delish and reaped leftovers.
This plan, although we are still in our first week, thus far has proved itself to be motivational requiring some effort of creativity, but well worth the effort. Cooking two nights out of the week (if that) makes it that much more rewarding...plus we're eating more healthier than usual. I hope you enjoy, and share with your friends. I have planning to do.