I’ve been thinking a lot about the Eisenhower Matrix over the past few weeks, as I continually seem unable to get to any of the things I want to get to. I have really good intentions – to clean my house, to write blog posts, to develop recipes, to work on projects – but I can’t seem to get myself out of the “important and urgent” quadrant and into the “important, not urgent” quadrant. I know some of that is in my head and a function of disorganization and time wasted (plus adapting to my new sabbath practice), but it’s still frustrating.
Another current source of frustration is decision fatigue. As I haven’t been good at menu planning lately, every evening is a last minute discussion about what to eat. At that point in the day, I don’t care. I don’t want to use my CSA items, I don’t want to cook and I definitely don’t want to make decisions about what to cook with my CSA items.
At this moment, I’m shunning the remainder of my grading (all of which must be finished later this week for the end of the quarter so it’s bordering on urgent and important) to write this menu plan. I’m hoping that feeling that I’ve accomplished something important (but not urgent) will decrease my frustration and having a plan for the week going forward will reduce my decision fatigue.
The Pick Up
We’re on biweekly pick ups for the winter, so I’m getting 20 items per pick up. Below are two weeks (more or less) of meals that will be appearing on my table.
No Knead Pan Pizza (Budget Bakes)
Thanksgiving in January: roast turkey, sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, and sauteed spinach
leftover Thanksgiving in January
Gold Rush Soup with Chickpea Croutons (My New Roots)
potato and sweet potato hash with eggs and ham
Butternut Squash Q
Creamy Rutabaga and Potato Soup with drop biscuits
black bean tacos with cabbage
stir fry with radishes, carrots, cabbage
30 Minute Golden Lentil Curry with Sweet Potatoes and Kale (Baked Greens)