Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home has a 6 week meal planning challenge going on over at her blog, and I decided to participate.
Why am I participating? For my family, I have found that when I plan meals, I tend to spend less money on groceries. I spend less money because I don't buy premade food, don't buy on impulse, and don't waste as much food. Meal planning reminds me of the needed preparations for the next day or two. Unfortunately, I have stopped menu planning and want to get back into it. Breakfasts are rather boring, Drew and I have oatmeal for almost EVERY SINGLE breakfast, though sometimes I have an occasional smoothie. For lunch, we have leftovers from the previous night. So my menu planning will focus more on dinner than breakfast and lunch.
Monday: Spinach turkey meatloaf/Rice/Carrots
Tuesday: Stromboli (The recipe I have makes two strombolis. I work on Friday from 7AM-7PM; so my plan is to put one in the freezer for Friday)/Spinach salad
Wednesday: Lentil taco salad
Thursday: Curried quinoa/Chicken
Friday: Stromboli/Salad (Drew will make the salad)
Saturday: Slow cooker Latin chicken/Cornbread/Raw apple cider (To drink!!! Cider Saturday is on Saturday, and Charis and I hope to attend.)
Sunday: Church dinner-Taking grain free brownies