"I've just had an apostrophe."
"I think you mean epiphany."
I was coming up with dinner ideas the other day, and I came up with the best system for meal planning. For once I went to the store and bought actual food, as opposed to milk and toiletries like I usually do. I bought enough food that I think I could go two weeks and only have to pick up more milk (maybe; milk usage varies widely depending on how much time I have for breakfast). Our lovely realtor had sent us a calendar full of pretty pictures of places that I'll never be able to afford to go to, so I grabbed it off the bookshelf and started writing in dinner ideas, one on each night. Rather then moving them around on my weekly calendar (but I still love you, Betty Crocker), I can just cross off the day that we eat it. So today may be Wednesday but we have Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday crossed off for the week because I was just really in the mood for french toast. If I want to eat something from two weeks from now, I just cross it off and pick something else that day. Or what if someone invites us over for dinner and I don't end up making what I had planned? Back ups!
It's absolute genius, I tell you! It results in effective grocery shopping (what, we can't have Special K for dinner every night?) and meal flexibility.
I assure you, though, that we are having black bean and chicken quesadillas for dinner tonight, because it's Cinco de Mayo and I have fresh cilantro. That's more than enough reason.