Category: Meal Plan

Meal Plan No. 3

This week is going to be a busy week with Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday but I do have all my meals planned out! Even though I don’t always eat exactly what I have planned, it’s soooo nice to have a plan beforehand so I don’t have to try to decide at 5 pm what to feed my family. There’s one thing I’ve been thinking of lately and it is how tiring it is to get three plates ready at the same time and sit down to eat with everybody. That makes it sound like we have a lot of people eating with us. It’s pretty much just me, Kevin and the kids. But still! The kids are not old enough to fix their own drinks or get their own silverware yet so I’m doing a lot at dinner time.

Here is my meal plan for this week:

Sunday: Popcorn shrimp, edamame

Monday: White chicken, corn, rice, green beans

Tuesday: Teriyaki chicken, company potatoes (my fave!)

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Thanksgiving

Friday: Dinner with family

Saturday: Out to eat

Happy eating!

Meal Plan No. 2

It was my plan to post my meal plans on Sunday, buuuuut I actually do my meal plan on Sunday usually and then I just put off posting it. Maybe in the future I can post on Sundays but I think for now I’ll just post on Mondays. This past week I started really craving some yummy comfort food and in the past two days my meal plan has changed about five times. I think a lot of it is because whatever we end up having on Sunday evening tends to set the tone for the rest of the week.

I am trying a new recipe this week, I actually had it on last week’s meal plan but we ended up going out to eat instead.  So now I still have that meal for this week and that makes me happy! I really hope it tastes good.  One of the things I’m trying to do this past week and this coming week is to use up all the food I have stored in my cabinets and freezer.  About two months ago, I was able to buy some meat more in bulk and then freeze it so I’ve got a good bit of that left because well, I’ve been pregnant and it’s been hard to cook some (most) nights.

Here is my meal plan for the week:

Sunday: Popcorn shrimp

Monday: Teriyaki chicken, rice, green beans, baked fruit

Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Chicken skillet, corn, green beans

Friday: Dinner with family

Saturday: Leftovers, taco soup

Meal Plan No. 1

I love meal planning.  I have a written meal plan for our suppers almost every week.  I started meal planning in 2016 as a way to keep our food budget low and under control.  Once I started having a plan every week for what I was going to cook at night, I got to where I couldn’t decide what to cook if I didn’t have it already written out.  Which is kind of funny because we pretty much eat the same rotations of meals that I generally already have the ingredients for.

Despite eating mostly the same meals every week or so, I can still draw a blank while I’m coming up with a meal plan.  I think part of this is because every time I sit down to write out my plan, I do have the thought, “what if I don’t want to eat/cook what is on my plan for the night?”  I like to have flexibility in what I get to cook or what we eat.  But that’s the best thing about being the mom and the grownup.  It’s my plan.  I get to change it if I want!  I can switch around meals as I want or I can just put off the meal for the next week.

I’ve been thinking about the benefits of compiling a master list of the meals I make so I can just look at my list and pull ideas from it.  I haven’t started on this yet, I just think it would be a good idea to do. One of my favorite organizing tools to use is index cards so I want to incorporate those somehow.

The weather is finally getting cooler and that makes me feel more like using my instant pot to make soups and gumbo and chili!  These are my favorite things to make for a Sunday evening because I can get them started before we leave for evening church so dinner is ready when we get home.

Here is our meal plan for this week:

Sunday: Eating out

Monday: Gumbo, corn, green beans

Tuesday: Pizza

Wednesday: Chili, corn, edamame

Thursday: Chicken skillet, green beans

Friday: Dinner with family

Saturday: Leftovers/bagel bite