Menu Plan Monday – “No Plan Monday”

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 13, 2010

I have no plan.

I remember this feeling.  It happened last June when I was approaching the deadline for the manuscript for The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook.

The feeling is difficult to describe. Mostly it feels like my brain is about to explode with all sorts of amazing ideas, tips and tricks on how to make the whole breakfast and lunch process a bit easier. And I can’t wait to get those thoughts into a Word document.

The good news…I have called in the troops!  My mom is here for the week to help me take care of the kiddos and give me time to work and get this thing finished up.

We talked about our plan this evening…this next week will involve a little takeout, a little dining out, and a little cooking at home.  In no particular order.

My brain cannot possibly come up with a coherent plan at the moment.  But I have no doubt that once I get this manuscript finished, I’ll be ready to have the meal planning order back in my life.

For this week, I’ll be turning off the WiFi on my laptop. A daring move, but it must be done. No distractions allowed!

I’ve got some posts already lined up for you all this week. I’ll be back in full force next week!

I hope.

(Crawling into my hole now. And hitting the WiFi button as I go.)

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Marjorie June 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm

I think that’s ok. We need to give ourselves unplanned time every once in a while. I’ve gone some weeks with no menu plan. Everyone survived!


Jen@balancing Beauty and Bedlam June 13, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Oh girl – praying for you….WOW!! SO exciting. I know you can do it. It’s going to be amazing!! :)


Jennifer @ Saving and Giving June 13, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Wahoo! Can’t wait to see your amazing ideas for this book. We’ll miss you this week. :)


Susie's Homemade June 13, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I can’t wait to get home and start cooking:-)


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy June 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm

I often wish I could have a printout of all the things that my brain thinks of. I am constantly thinking of things and ideas but if I don’t write them down, they just go away. Give your brain a rest! :-)


Rona June 15, 2010 at 9:09 am

Good luck with your book.

Happy Father’s Day!


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