I am no Heather. I realize this. She inspires me, though, and allows me to be just who I am in all of my imperfection and mess. Though I try to resist comparison, it sometimes creeps up on me. When this happens, I work to change my thought pattern to one of inspiration.
One area of struggle for me is menu planning. I have a mental block, an aversion, to it, though I have prepared hundreds of meals and fed my large family daily for years. In theory it should not be this difficult, but in practice it is another matter.
Recently I was in Heather’s kitchen and noticed her menu written on a chalkboard hanging on the kitchen wall framed by an elegant frame. There was a Scripture verse printed on it, opposite the week’s menu. My mind went to the white board in my kitchen and to the possibility of writing a menu plan in similar fashion.
I decided to take action when I arrived home, claiming the lower left corner of the board for my plan. I listed Monday through Sunday and wrote down what I would prepare each day. At the end of each day I wiped off the day’s meal and wrote what I would fix the following week.
In essence it is a continual meal plan. A continual feast.
It has been a few weeks and the new menu plan has been serving me well. Now if I could get the grocery list under control!
For the curious, this is what my kitchen whiteboard looks like today
It’s not the most beautiful and could use a Scripture verse or two, but it’s doing its job. And my grocery list rhymes.