I've had a few people snicker at me when I tell them about how I plan out our weekly menu. So, I thought
I would explain why I plan it out & how I do it. I haven't always been organized with meal planning. When Ben & I got married we went grocery shopping every Sunday. We would make a list and talk loosely about what we wanted every night for dinner. I never wrote meals down, I would always forget things, and I would end up at the grocery store like 5 times every week. That gets expensive. And annoying.
Enter in 2 kids and making grocery trips are no longer easy. I mean, I only have 5 minutes of "quiet time" while they eat their free cookies. Then the real fun begins. And by fun I obviously mean a complaining toddler & screeching baby. I need a meal plan to save money and my sanity.
I figure out our menu on Sunday & we go grocery shopping on Monday morning. I'm trying to get back to planning what we eat around weekly sales and I try and make things using stuff we already have in our pantry. If we have a plan for each night then we tend to eat out less. Just don't look at our track record lately. So, there you have it. Pretty simple. But pretty life-changing. seriously.
Monday: Ground Turkey spaghetti
Wednesday: Ground Beef, black bean, & corn quesadillas
Thursday: Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Friday: The Fair...so, fair foods!
Saturday: Lemon Thyme Chicken, Baked Potatoes, & fried okra
Sunday: Honey Chicken with Fried Rice (from Whole Foods)