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::: Orange chicken in the crockpot, rice, green beans-- YES
TUESDAY::: Lasagna soup casserole and corn--YES
WEDNESDAY::: Cheese pizza and fruit-- YES
THURSDAY::: Taco boats, mexican rice, and corn-- YES, the kids had taco boats and corn, Bill and I had date night.
FRIDAY::: Fish, macaroni and cheese and peas-- YES
SATURDAY:::Whole chicken in the crockpot, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans-- YES
SUNDAY::: This is Valentine's Day. We will NOT be going back but I will cook my dear husband a steak dinner at home! Steak, baked potato, asparagus and salad. I will probably do chicken nuggets and french fries for the kiddos as that is their favorites! :) -- YES and NO...I made steak, baked potato and asparagus for hubby. I made the same for me, but with green beans instead of the asparagus as I can't stand asparagus. I let the kids make their own homemade pizzas. They loved it!
So overall, a GREAT week of menu planning! Going forward in the next week (possibly 2), I am going to be trying to use up what we have in our upright freezer as I need to defrost it. That should keep our grocery bills lower as well! So with that ideology going on....
WHAT ARE WE EATING THIS WEEK???
MONDAY::: Chicken and cheese casserole and green beans
TUESDAY::: Cheeseburgers and steak fries
WEDNESDAY::: Cajun chicken, julienne potatoes, peas
THURSDAY::: Spaghetti with meat sauce
FRIDAY::: Fish, macaroni and cheese, and broccoli
SATURDAY::: Waffles, sausage, bacon, fruit
SUNDAY::: Homemade pizza (maybe date night??)
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). For this week's menu, I need pepperoni for the pizzas on Sunday.
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?