Picking what’s for dinner would have to be one of my least favourite jobs! Hubby and I can waste a whole hour just deciding what our meals are for the week. It’s not meant to be so difficult! One of us came up with the idea of these meal sticks, or dinner lucky dip as we like to call it.
The idea is pretty simple. All of the things we like to cook for dinner are written on the sticks and when we can’t think of what to have for dinner, out comes the jar! I’ve written one suggestion on each side of the stick and tried to split them into warm weather and cool weather meals. If the first suggestion doesn’t take your fancy, flip the stick over and check out the other one, or pull out another stick.
The jar lives on the window sill in the kitchen and I’ve got a pile of blank sticks in the drawer so that I can easily add to the jar if I come across a new recipe to add into the rotation.
I managed to come up with 40 different meals to write on the sticks. The lucky dip has really helped make weekly meal planning easier for us. What tricks do you have for planning your weekly meals?