Meal plan for this week

Since I’ve seen a couple posts on facebook recently about meal planning, I decided to start posting our weekly menus.  My menus aren’t perfect, and my family actually loves certain convenience foods (like shells & cheese), so sometimes they make their way into my meal plan.  Also, I’m very picky, so our sides/veggies end up being the same a lot…potatoes and green beans are staples at my house!

When I was first starting out meal planning, I had a big brainstorming session with my husband.  We listed in categories all the foods we make, and included some recipes we’d like to make as well.  This helps a lot when I sit down to make my meal plan.  Think about it, sometimes it’s hard to think of a meal for supper that night.  It’s really hard to think of a week or 2 worth of suppers in one sitting.  Having a list to help me think is a big help for me.  Chad comes home for lunch, and the kids and I are home all day, so I plan for lunch and supper every day.

Monday: 
Lunch: BLT’s;
Supper: Chicken and Dumplings, green beans, mashed potatoes

Tuesday:
Lunch: leftover chicken and dumplings;
Supper:  Creamy Mac & Cheese w/ hamburger, peas

Wednesday:
Lunch: picnic at the park after storytime (sandwiches, yogurt, fruit)
Supper:  Chicken Parmesan Garlic Bread w/ salad

Thursday:
Lunch: goulash
Supper: fried pork chops, potatoes, green beans, tomatoes (I’ve been wanting this since I saw it on pinterest!)

Friday:
Lunch: tacos
Supper: Date Night!  Steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cheese

Saturday:
Lunch: Meatloaf, green beans w/ potatoes, macaroni and cheese
Supper: grilled chicken, pasta salad w/ veggies, corn

Sunday:
Lunch: leftover meatloaf;
Supper: spaghetti w/ salad, garlic bread

You might also like:  Meal Planning Monday on www.orgjunkie.com

Comments

    • says

      Thanks so much, Linda! I wouldn’t say I’m smart, but I have found a lot of benefits to planning our meals this way! I sometimes found it frustrating to think of something to eat, especially times like Sunday after church when we’re getting home right at meal time. If I know I have a plan it makes it so much less stressful.

  1. says

    Crystal, I have found that posting a weekly menu really keeps me accountable. And having that menu planned makes the entire week work more smoothly. Your menu sounds good. We like chicken and dumplings, too. Have you tried this recipe?

    http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2009/02/chicken-and-dumpling-bake.html

    Easy and tasty! Has that chicken and dumpling flavor without making the dumplings/noodles. We tried it last week and it was a hit with the family.

    Happy MPM! ~~Rhonda

    • says

      I do LOVE having a meal plan and I’m hoping that posting it on line each week will keep me more accountable. I’d kinda gotten a little lazy with it.

      Thanks for the recipe! I do a similar thing for homemade chicken pot pie or chicken casserole.

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