Our recent financial overhaul has prompted me to get back on the Menu Planning Bandwagon! Yee haw! I’ve found that careful menu planning reaps huge rewards at the grocery store check out, especially when I plan for all three of our daily meals, snacks and any “goodies” we’ll be baking during the week. That way there’s no running out of ingredients and no waste of produce and other perishables. The benefits of lowering our food budget, reducing waste, and eliminating emergency trips to the store far outweigh the time it takes me to do the planning.
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Breakfast: Chocolate Chip Muffins
Lunch: Chicken Curry & Brown Rice (taken in a crockpot to church), Berry Cobbler to share with others
Dinner: Wild Dinner (our family term for Sunday night’s Every-Man-For-Himself dinner)
Breakfast: Copper’s Famous Monday Morning Waffles
Lunch: English Muffin Melts, Baby Carrots
Dinner: Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder, homemade bread
Breakfast: Cold Cereal
Lunch: Left-over Chowder & Bread
Dinner: Tuesday Night Tacos ala Copper
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg Omelets & Toast
Lunch: Loaded Baked Potatoes
Dinner: Breaded Oven-Baked Pork Chops, Brown Rice Pilaf, Steamed Mixed Vegetables
Breakfast: Old-fashioned oatmeal (I’ll add chopped pecans to my bowl, and sweeten with real Maple Syrup)
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese, Sliced Apples
THURSDAY GOODIE: Dani’s “Cinnabon” Cinnamon Rolls
Dinner: Gnocchi-Dokey, Green Beans with Lemon & Garlic (Recipes for these dishes found in this great cookbook. )
Lunch: Double Decker Cheese Sandwiches, Baby Carrots
Dinner: Rotisserie Chicken, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli (We were recently gifted with a used, fancy, home rotisserie . This will be our first time to use it!)
Breakfast: Cold Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Salad Sandwiches (from last night’s chicken dinner), Chips
Dinner: Nachos (A Saturday night tradition.)
This week’s menu is posted on my fridge and includes this list of Mom Says, “YES”, snacks. These are pre-approved snacks that my boys can grab whenever they’re hungry.
Celery Sticks with Peanut Butter
Celery Sticks with Cream Cheese
2 – 3 Cuties (Mandarins)
What’s on the menu at your house this week? Trying any new recipes?
God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!