Menu Planning Monday
In an effort to stay organized I have found a great site with all kinds of helpful tips at www.orgjunkie.com. Every Monday over two hundred women participate by adding great recipes and organizational plans.
This week one contributor suggested keeping a best priced foods book. All of her entries are done in pencil so she can erase when she finds a better price on the item. This would work for me, because as a writer I already have a notebook, pens and pencils in my purse.
Keeping a foods book reminds me of something that happened while we were at the beach. On July 1, I had an assignment due for my Christian Writer’s Guild class. It was the toughest, longest one yet and I kept putting it off, hoping it would shrivel up and die. Instead it grew into a terrible monster that seemed to have a life of it’s own. I couldn’t face our trip with the assignment looming over me. I stayed up late the night before, agonizing and analyzing prose from over 100 years ago.
My mentor returned my assignment while we were at the beach. Before opening it, I told my husband that my mentor might tell me to never write again, not even a grocery list. (He is an incredible man and has been nothing but encouraging to me.) I opened the assignment and fought back tears at the comments which included "well done." To experience that much joy from an earthly mentor made me realize how much more I long to hear the words "Well done, good and faithful servant," from our Father in Heaven. The assignment inspired me beyond writing, straight into living well.
Back to menu planning, this is my first week attempting to plan meals ahead. So, in an effort to not set myself up for failure, I can only plan tonight’s menu as a good start.
We will have:Sloppy Joes on toasted multi-grain buns, a green salad and corn.
I am off to write my grocery list and then to start my next assignment…..I can’t wait to see what God’s got for me this time!