Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Planning the Meals

Being busy does not always mean real work. - Thomas Edison

We struggle with our “eating out” budget, just like every family in America. Cooking? Yeah, I theoretically like to cook, but in practice when I’m done with work and have two kids who want to play, do I really want to cook? In practice when I get off work, and Mrs.Chaos has spent eight hours taking care of two kids, does she really want to cook? No. But yet, eating out (or getting take out) adds up fast on the budget.

When we decided that meal planning needed to be a joint marital effort, I did the only thing I know how to do: researched apps to find one that would be awesome for meal planning. Because, the theory goes, if I have a super-convenient method to do it across all my devices, won’t that really be the tipping point?

We’re three weeks in and all is going pretty well on this front. Saturday is meal-planning day. Sunday is grocery run. We’ve been sticking to the schedule.

The app? Paprika - which goes on sale once a year after Thanksgiving, but we shelled out for the full price across Mac, iPad, and iPhone.