A few things:
Bachelor: I still can't even believe I'm watching this regularly. I'm glad that Michelle is gone. She was drama. I'm afraid that I might have changed my most favorite vote from Ali to Ella. I still really like Ali, but Vienna seems to be bringing out the worst in her. Not very attractive. Plus, I have a big soft spot for Ella - she's a mom.
I'm getting a lot of comments on the meal planning - which I LOVE. A lot of great advice and success stories. Thank you to everyone, keep it coming!! Last night was the first night and it felt good to not have to fight with myself on what to make. I have to tell you - this is actually exciting for me. I'm realizing that I can now cook whatever I want. Whatever sounds good, looks good, whatever. Before I was browsing my cookbooks and recipes for what I could make, not what I wanted to make. Now that I'm planning things, and grocery shopping beforehand based on those recipes, I can pick whatever. Feels pretty good. I plan to go to the store this weekend, so I will be putting my $20-$25 rule to the test. Like I said, we are incredibly lucky to not have to purchase meat, so I think that will be a big advantage to us. Surprisingly, my husband is on board. He is encouraging me to start with two weeks and then once I get the hang of it, we'll move up to 3 and 4 weeks at a time. He's down with it, just so long as I don't try to feed him broccoli! :) Thanks again for all your advice and encouraging words. Don't stop now, I can use all the help I can get!