Recipes for the week
Menu Plan Monday
I haven’t participated in Menu Plan Monday, hosted over at OrgJunkie each week, in a while, but I am splitting my main blog into smaller, more specific niche sites. I’m in the process of moving over all of my recipes, and hope to be more active in the food lovers community:) I do my shopping on Fridays, so I tend to plan my menu’s from Friday to Thursday.
Having a menu plan for the week helps so you can plan a shopping list. That is important so you are able to have all of the ingredients on hand for the recipes you plan to make throughout the week. For me, it helps keep me from buying any unnecessary items! I know exactly what I’m making, so I don’t need to buy anything “just in case I make” something else:) This helps the grocery budget immensely.
If you are new to menu planning, I suggest you take it one week at a time and start with theme days. For example, I know I want a big, sit down dinner on Sundays and I have more time to let things bake. I’ll plan a meal that takes longer to cook and prepare – such as a pot roast, and I know we want chicken at least twice, beef twice, pork once, and seafood once, so I plan that accordingly.
Sunday – Family Meal using Beef
Monday – Pasta Dish – or an Italian themed meal
Tuesday – Taco Tuesday – or a Mexican themed meal using beef
Wednesday – Pork Day – BBQ, Chops, Ham, etc
Thursday – Chicken Meal
Friday – Fish Friday – or a Seafood themed meal
Saturday – Chicken Meal
My real menu for this week:
Friday – Pizza Night!
Saturday – Cheesy Chicken
Sunday – Pot Roast with a side of Black Eyed Peas since it is New Years 🙂
Monday – Lasagna
Tuesday – Homemade Burgers and chips
Wednesday – Lemon Pepper Chicken
Thursday – Fish Sticks