As adults, certain chores get repetitive, don’t they? Chores like meal planning and cooking 3 squares a day just burn my grits.. Eating occurs a little too predictably at our house, but I learned a secret. The Q.O.D. meal plan saves me time and money, so it’s a win/win.
What is it you ask? You didn’t take Greek or Latin in high school? I did, but darned if I can give it to you in any particular language, just medical-ese. Any nurse will tell you it refers to a medication administered every other day. Yes, Q.O.D. means every other day.
When applied to my kitchen, it’s a prescription I find quite appealing.
- Cook Monday, enough for two meals.
- Cook Tuesday, enough for two meals.
- Wednesday eat Monday leftovers.
- Thursday eat Tuesday leftovers.
- Friday date night go out for a bite.
- Saturday eat light while prepping Sunday dinner
Boom! I cooked three times, stretched my meat, and saved money on my grocery bill in the process. Adapt my Q.O.D. meal plan to any variance of days in the week and it still works. Cook Sunday/Monday, reheat Tuesday/Wednesday, cook Thursday, date night Friday, reheat Saturday…it adapts to any schedule.
I know, I’m fortunate my husband likes leftovers. As a matter of fact, he thinks they taste better the second time around. (His momma trained him well.) I live in the fast lane on a fixed income. Saving time and money ranks right up there with winning the lottery. Remember: Q.O.D. and score big!