Once upon a time there was a woman who got tired of having to come up with first the ideas and then the food to eat every night. That woman had a brilliant husband. This brilliant husband decided it was worth while to pay for a meal-planning service.
I got over my stubborn perfectionism, admitted that my menus weren't all that consistently balanced or exciting, and researched a few of the more popular meal planning services. We decided to go with eMeals and their "Clean Eating" plan. (Because apparently their other menu plans are not clean?)
Tonight I prepared the first meal and it was lovely. Steak and tomato kebabs with roasted barley pilaf, to be precise. I feel such a sense of relief that I don't have to THINK anymore about food; all I have to do is buy what's on the shopping list and do what the directions say each night. Lovely, lovely system. Tomorrow we're having Greek pizza with lemon spinach salad and the night after that we'll have balsamic glazed chicken with crunchy lentil salad.
I'm really thankful for that brilliant husband of mine. I'm also thankful that I don't have to spend time doing something that isn't all that exciting to me, and for a husband who understands. We'll all probably eat better, this way - hooray for meal planning done by someone else!