I started menu planning at the beginning of the year and I will say that with a few exceptions, it has worked!
HOW DID WE DO LAST WEEK???
MONDAY::: Turkey, stuffing, green beans, yams, gravy---YES
TUESDAY::: Taco boats, mexican rice, corn--YES
WEDNESDAY::: Lasagna soup (new recipe) and garlic toast--NOPE-- BUT we ended up moving the Thursday meal to this day, so we had the grilled chicken, chicken rice and peas.
THURSDAY::: grilled chicken, chicken rice, peas--We had this on Wednesday night, I moved Saturdays meal of bratwurst, green beans and pineapple to this night.
FRIDAY::: pizza and fruit--YES
SATURDAY::: bratwurst, green beans and pineapple--We had this on Thursday night, so this became macaroni and cheese for the kids and Bill and I had date night.We used a gift card that one of my tutoring clients had given me...good thing because my dinner was okay at best. Reminded me why we hardly ever go to Jake's restaurant.
SUNDAY::: macaroni and cheese for the kiddos, date night for Bill and I-- We had the lasagna soup (which turned out to be more of a lasagna casserole in the crockpot), after I had to go the tomato paste that I forgot earlier in the week. I will review it later in the week.
So overall, I will call this week a successful one. I made everything that was on our menu plan even though I had to move a few things around. That is okay. What is important to me is that we are eating better meals than convenience foods and eating fast food. So I will call this past week a successful one! Yahoo!
So what are we having this week??
MONDAY::: Ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots
TUESDAY::: Chicken patty sandwiches, waffle fries, pears
WEDNESDAY::: Hamburger helper and peas
THURSDAY::: Fish, Velveeta shells and cheese, broccoli
FRIDAY::: Pizza rolls and fruit
SATURDAY::: Chili and grilled cheese
SUNDAY::: Chicken and cheese casserole and green beans
I tend to make our menus out on Sunday night to go from Monday to Sunday. I usually go to the grocery store one day during the week (usually Wednesday but sometimes another day). I have everything I need for this menu!
Hopefully, I will be able to stick to this plan and can report back success next week!
Do you menu plan?
Do you have a favorite dinner to share?