Meal planning is key to simplifying our lives. I try to maintain a meal plan each week.
One way to simplify meals is to incorporate a tradition each week. We have “Spaghetti Sundays” in our home. It makes meal planning a bit easier knowing that each Sunday is the same meal. Spaghetti is something everyone likes and it is super easy (as well as budget friendly!). We can change things up by changing the sauces each week or by adding veggies or chicken.
More importantly, it creates a tradition. It is something consistent each week that everyone looks forward to. Sometimes we even make it a little extra special by serving the meal on special dishes (I have large pasta bowls we bring out sometimes).
Whatever tradition you create, make it your own. Make it something special and unique to your family. Not only will you be simplifying your meals each week, you will have more time to focus on each other and Simply Live…For Him!
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Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.