How is it already December? Here we go with meal planning again. I must have been craving breakfast food while planning this month's menu because it's on there a lot. Breakfast foods tend to be quick, easy and less expensive which is another reason we eat it frequently. Here is what we have planned:
The egg quinoa bake, deviled eggs and Turkish lentil soup are new recipes so we'll see how this goes. Not very optimistic the kids will eat any of those. The chocolate crepes are also new. We tried crepes a couple months ago and they didn't go over very well. Maybe the cocoa powder will help. I plan to serve them with whipped cream - a really special treat my son loves, so fingers crossed he will eat it. I am actually celebrating today because he liked my chocolate peanut butter oatmeal no bake cookies1 He doesn't like oatmeal so he's never eaten them before. Small victories! I also got my youngest to eat an orange slice (twice!). We are celebrating.
I've also been wanting to try out some electronic meal planning services/apps to review for you. One planning site I keep hearing about is Plan to Eat. They have a half price sale for Black Friday so I took the plunge, signed up and got started. Another reason (besides the cost) I've been putting off a review of this type is because of the initial set up time. Inputting recipes/notes/etc. So far, Plan to Eat has been pretty easy to use. I love how easy it is to move meals around. I often change my meal plan and it's easy to just drag an drop with the mouse rather than erase and rewrite. I tend to prefer cooking from a paper recipe so I still have to print or suffer through cooking looking at an electronic screen. Of course this would be the case with any electronic planning service or even Pinterest/Evernote (which I also use for some recipes).
I've got some new recipe posts in the works so stay tuned!