Sometimes I don’t feel like doing our weekly meal plan. I don’t want to take the time to look at the calendar, see what our family is up to for the next week, and plan our meals and then write it all down. Whenever I think about skipping this 10-minute process, I picture what my week will look like. I know I’ll be scrambling, going to the grocery store more often, or dreaming of carry-out.
By taking a few minutes out of my morning to plan ahead, using what food we have at home, and only buying what we need, our week goes so much smoother. No, I can’t always predict all of the ever changing activities of a busy family or who might actually be home to eat dinner, but by meal planning, I do save money, time, and resources.
Weekly Meal Plan
This meal plan is from Monday, November 5, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012.
Monday: chicken noodle soup (from freezer) with fresh spinach
Tuesday: pork chops, brown rice and vegetables
Wednesday: pinto bean (from freezer) and cheese burritos with salsa and chipotle sour cream sauce
Thursday: pan seared fish, quinoa, green salad
Friday: homemade mac and cheese with cabbage salad
Saturday: homemade mac and cheese (leftovers) and cabbage salad
Sunday: whole wheat pasta with myzithra cheese and carrots – for the kids – the adults had dinner group and you’ll read about that deliciousness soon!
My daughter made dinner on Thursday night. Without school the next day, she had a friend sleep-over and they made the dinner together. It was very tasty and my daughter taught her friend how to cook fish, quinoa and make salad dressing. It was fun to listen to them cooking up a storm!
My son made dinner on Friday night and Saturday. I honestly don’t remember how he got scheduled for 2-nights in a row but there must have been a good reason. I could ask him but I’d rather not alert him to this fact – in case he tries to get out of cooking this week!
What’s for dinner at your house this week?
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