Welcome back to Menu Plan Monday!
Oh how I’ve missed these posts! We’re doing well going back to our cash envelope system for purchasing groceries, and I’ve been back to planning weekly menus for the last few weeks.
Although planning weekly menus is extremely time consuming for me, I find that it saves us money, I can use what we already have on hand, it keeps us from eating out too often, and we eat healthier meals. It’s a win-win-win-win!
I plan meals from Monday to Sunday. That way, I can use some of my time on the weekend to plan for the next week. My usual strategy is to rotate breakfasts, snacks, and lunches between two or three options during the week. This helps cut down on the amount of ingredients I need to buy each week. I try to change up dinners each week. If a recipe makes more than I know we can finish, we take leftovers for lunch or I plan a leftover night. I’ve been planning one slow cooker night each week, and I try to rotate in one or two new recipes to try each week.
This week, my husband has requested homemade pizza, burgers, ravioli, and lots more salads. I happily obliged.
Here’s the plan for this week:
Banana berry smoothies
Chocolate banana smoothies
Brown Butter Fish, Fruit
Monday – White Pizza on homemade whole wheat crust, Caesar salad
Tuesday – Chicken & Wild Rice, corn on the cob, garden salad
Wednesday – Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken, rice a roni, garden salad
Thursday – Burgers, mac n cheese, garden salad
Friday – Ravioli, garlic bread, Caesar salad
Saturday – leftovers
Sunday – Build Your Own Loaded Nachos/Taco Salad
What’s on your menu this week?