Eating every meal at home, we've had to adapt our meal planning. In an attack of geekery, I decided we needed principles:

  • One new recipe every week.
  • Minimum one third veggie.
  • Vaguely healthy.
  • Lunches are hard, so have leftovers.
  • Delight. Without this we just cheat on the board.

Shopping once a week, we can't supplement with unplanned ingredients. On a Thursday night, we sit with a drink and sketch meal options and whittle down to the week's menu. To keep flow when outside, the grocery list gets ordered by shop and aisle.

Once we're happy, it goes on the chicken: