Meal planning is actually a thing I enjoy. I lay out several cookbooks, I review the previous month's dinners, I check out the pantry supplies. I may hate cooking dinner some nights, but at least I've usually got a plan for what should be cooked and two kids and a husband who can follow a recipe so I don't have to!
When I visit the library, I always check out the Friends of the Library book sale. Before I even leave the house, I make sure I have at least two quarters. There is nothing worse than getting to the library, finding a book a I desperately want, but not having any money to purchase it. On occasion, there is a free box.
Is there anything better than a box of free books?
Sometimes, the box is full of weird, smelly books. But then I hit the jackpot. I can't believe that this book is in the free box. A cookbook the likes of which I have never seen! Spiral bound at the top, winter and spring one way, turn it around and summer and autumn the other.
Today's meal plan would be:
I'm not rushing out to make a cottage cheese and date salad or stuffed onions, but I do love this book. It tickles my meal planner heart. And it was free! That tickles my frugal heart!