It seems like anything I do the night before takes a fraction of the time it would in the morning. Laying out clothes, putting stuff in my purse, even getting my towel and washcloth ready just takes a second the night before.
Same goes for planning meals. I wrote down what we had for dinner every night during 2017 on a calendar. We pretty much have a two-week rotation of stuff we like. The more I shop and prep on the weekend, the easier it is when we're starving after school. Here's this week's plan:
I made Chex Mix to snack on this evening. I'll pack it for lunches tomorrow with an icy cold Diet Coke.
Monday: chicken/stuffing casserole, lima beans. I baked and cut-up the chicken this afternoon.
Tuesday: homemade spaghetti sauce, garlic bread. I use 2 pounds of ground chuck, which provides planned overs for the freezer.
Wednesday: Three-hour after-school PD on school safety. Colton spends the evening with his dad, I'll have something from the freezer or run through McDonald's on the way home.
Thursday: I usually make something, but this week Colton will have a Little Caesar's "hot and ready" (also his lunch on Friday) and I'll have something from the freezer
Friday: Colton is going to Lexington with his dad for Comic-Con so Bill and I will probably have dinner out somewhere. Wednesday is usually our date night.
So, I'm only cooking two nights,
but some weeks are crazy like that.