Meal Plan by: Anne Postic, writer and mother
Number of meals: Five dinners, six sides
Sized for: Two adults, two to three kids, and the occasional aunt or uncle
Ingredients: This plan includes a little bit of everything!
I have a lot of jobs. It's a running joke. My sister asks, "What are you up to today?" "Work." "Yeah? Which one?" But it's nice. They're all more or less freelance, and nine out of my 10 jobs can be performed from the privacy of my own home, where I work in pajamas, sometimes from my bed, more often than I like to admit.
Until now, it's been relatively easy to get meals on the table, because I prep throughout the day — whenever I need a break — and pop out to the store for an ingredient or two if I need some fresh air. But I recently took a real job, with regular hours, and it didn't come with a personal chef, so I've had to make a few adjustments. The slow cooker is my best friend, and this meal plan is an example of how, on some weeks, I use it to put every dinner we eat on the table.