I am so proud of myself! I’m finally doing some intentional meal planning! I have one full day home with no kids, and teach the other four days. I really need to make that one day count, so my plan is to plan/cook for the whole week on that day off. I did it for one week already and it was lovely.
The best part about a meal plan, is that if you keep track of what you do, you can go back after 6 or 8 weeks and just repeat your entire meal plan! Your work is done for you!! That’s one of the main reason I’m sharing this with you – to give me a reference point in a month or two!
My biggest issue is planning for busy week nights. Weekends tend to be more laid-back and simpler meals, so I don’t need to plan for those as much. I do like to cook meat ahead of time (BBQ or slow cooker) so it’s ready to work with on my cooking day.
Monday: Leftover burgers from a weekend BBQ (bonus!!)
Tuesday: Sausage & Potato Bake
Wednesday: Sausage & Potato Bake again – everyone loves it, so I make enough for two meals
Friday: Leftovers – a great time to clean out the fridge and use up what needs to be used up. I often make a package of Knorr Sidekicks to go with the leftovers.
Monday: BBQ Beef & Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes
Tuesday: Sweet & Sour Pork
Wednesday: Peanut Chicken on Rice
Thursday: Chicken & Broccoli Shells