Several readers have asked me to post our meal plan each week. I’ve decided to try to do this on Saturdays. The recipes from these meals will eventually find their way to Go Gingham. My cooking is free form style and I just make things up as I go along.
Weekly Meal Plan
I meal plan at the beginning of each week, before heading to the grocery store. Weekly meal planning saves money, reduces food waste, and keeps me from saying, “Let’s go out to eat!” If you need more reasons to meal plan every week, check HERE. Both of my kids cook dinner once-a-week and do the clean up after the meal. If you want to learn how to pull that off at your house, check HERE. If you’re looking for more meal planning ideas, check HERE.
This meal plan is from Monday, February 6, 2012 to Sunday, February 12, 2012.
Monday: Mexican vermicelli with black beans, corn, and tomatoes
Tuesday: leftover Mexican vermicelli
Wednesday: fish, quinoa, greens (sautéed Swiss chard)
Thursday: bean and cheese burritos
Friday: roasted chicken, brown rice, green salad
Saturday: whole wheat pasta with garlic sauce, green salad
Sunday: chicken noodle soup (made from leftover chicken)
We also had curry chicken salad sandwiches from the leftover chicken for lunches 2-days in a row. My son made dinner on Monday and my daughter made dinner on Sunday.
You’ll find the blank meal plan downloads here. Don’t forget, you can also sign up for a free meal planning service from Food on the Table. Just click on the image below.
What’s for dinner at your house this week?