Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Menu Planning {Plan It-Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge}

26 September 2011

Menu Planning {Plan It-Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge}

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