Menu Planning for November 11, 2018

This week I’m trying to have a mini pantry challenge, so I’m looking to make meals that I already have the ingredients for.  I’m also considering trying to reduce our grocery budget by having a few vegetarian meals a week.  We’ll see how that goes.  Here’s the plan for the week: Saturday Fried Rice Sausage […]

Menu Planning for October 21, 2018

This past week was a weird one and not like I planned.  My husband grilled twice, so that left us, thankfully, with a lot of leftovers to eat for our meals during the week. Here’s what we had last week: Saturday Lunch: Polish Sausage and Cabbage, rice Dinner: Grilled heart and chicken and potatoes with salad […]

Menu Planning for October 13, 2018

In part of my attempt to adjust to our new, busier schedule, this weekend, I did some meal prep for the upcoming week.  On Friday we had Taco Rice, so I doubled the recipe and put one in the freezer.  Then, I made ahead Hamburger Vegetable Soup so that will be waiting for us Monday […]

Menu Plan for September 29, 2018

Better later than never getting this up, right? Each week, I’m adapting more to our new routine.  I’ve decided that I need to also write down lunches on my meal plan.  The kids don’t like me to pack sandwiches every day.  In one way I’m glad that they don’t want sandwiches much because gluten free […]

Menu Planning for September 22, 2018

Last week was another week of flying by the seat of our pants, but by the end of the week, I started feeling like we’re adjusting to our new normal.  In a few more weeks, I think we’ll have adapted just fine. Here’s what we had last week: Saturday Lunch:  Rotisserie chicken, broccoli, diced potatoes Dinner: Chipotle […]

Menu Planning for September 15, 2018

Last week was our first week of taking two kids to ABA therapy 25 hours a week.  I naively thought I’d be able to cook meals at night, but that didn’t really happen because each day was jam packed.  Instead, we relied on easy and slow cooker meals, and I think we’ll keep doing that […]

Menu Planning for September 8, 2018

Do you want to know a secret?  I don’t usually stick to my menu plan perfectly.  I write down the meals I’m planning to make, but I don’t always make them on the day I had planned to make them.  Sometimes, I don’t make them at all because plans change at the last minute.  Take […]

Menu Planning for August 19, 2018

Last week, PB & J Girl suddenly dropped with a cold (my kids don’t just get colds–they vomit and can’t eat for a day or two), so we changed the menu plan a bit.  As a result, I didn’t make all of my meals, so they’re appearing again this week. Plus, I’m trying to set […]

Menu Planning for August 12, 2018

Last week, I couldn’t make two of my meals because I didn’t have carrots in the house.  Those meals are on the menu plan again this week. One of the nights when I didn’t have a meal planned because of my lack of carrots, I searched and found a recipe for turkey chili using ingredients […]

Menu Plan for August 5, 2018

Imagine this.  I made a menu plan last week, and I stuck to it.  Taking 30 minutes over the weekend to do that saved me so much time during the week. Of course, I know this because I’ve been a menu planner for years, but when you let it drop and then pick up menu […]