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Eating Out: Not Planned

April 19th, 2014 at 07:13 am

Our painting project caused us to get take out twice yesterday! The kitchen was in complete disarray for lunch. The girls said their was nothing to eat. Probably true. My husband picked up Subway for lunch. Then I picked up Pizza Hut for dinner.

The problem was I didn't plan ahead for what we would eat during our big project. And this isn't the first time that has happened. It sure could have been avoided, if I had decided and shopped ahead of time for what our meals would be on painting day.

There will be some more painting today. We are going to tackle the stairway leading to the basement. The wall extends up and is visible in our living area. We will likely be reaching up while holding on to the ladder for dear life. But right after I write this post, I'm going to make a list for the store. We will have food to eat here at home today. No more take out!!

If you want to see the color we painted our kitchen/living area, I posted a picture on Your Organized Friend. You also get to see my painting supply bin. Smile

Were you able to get a task crossed off your list yesterday? Did you get take out? Was it planned or unplanned?

3 Responses to “Eating Out: Not Planned”

  1. Homebody Says:

    Don't beat yourself up. It happens.

  2. snafu Says:

    It's hard to plan for everything when undertaking a major project. Using take-out eliminates so much pressure and you've saved a ton with DIY painting. It's a project that displaces stuff and creates a big mess of ladder, drop cloth, bucket of paint, brushes and more.

    Should you have another big project, it helps to make something in a crock pot/slo cooker like chili, sloppy joe/jane, stew or pulled pork that can easily be laded into a bun or slice of bread in a bowl without fuss by each individual when they want to eat. They can return to their task quickly not even needing to wrap the paint brush.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    It totally happens. Sometimes we'll even deliberately plan for a takeout night if we know we've got something going on or are going to want a break from cooking.

    Our weekly menu/grocery spreadsheet continues to get more complex. Now, we not only list all our planned meals by day, and all the groceries we're planning to by divided by store and with an estimated price by each, and a total price, but we also note any events coming up the following week, so that when we're planning the next week's meals, we know what days we need easy or make-ahead meals. It's a lifesaver because we used to just plan meals based on what we thought we wanted to eat and we'd accidentally plan a time-consuming meal for a night when we had plans or something.

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