Monday, February 6, 2017

What's on our plate: Weekly Meal Plan [1]

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend!  Did you watch the Super Bowl?  Tell me all your favorite commercials.  What did you think of the half time show?  

I'll be honest, I didn't pay that much attention this season and I'm not a huge fan of either of the teams in the big game this year, so I opted to not make such a big deal about the game yesterday.  We traveled back to my hometown on Saturday to visit my parents and to celebrate a first birthday for my best friend from high school's son.  He is so precious and we loved to be able to celebrate with them.  But on Sunday, I wanted to mostly relax. So we did.

We stayed put at home after church, took advantage of the sunny and mild weather by playing outside and working in the yard, and did some prep for this week.  One of the things that we do [mostly] each week is make sure we have a meal plan in place.  Not only does this save us money, but it eliminates SO much stress during the week as I already know what to expect in terms of cooking each day so I am better prepared.  

I've thought about sharing our meal plans for a while on here, but to be honest, we don't cook anything super fancy and I don't have beautiful photos to go along with it.  But, I think that's most of us and I love to see what other people are eating for a little bit of inspiration.  I hope to share some of the recipes that we use as well as some of the meal planning tips along the way.  (I'll also try to take some photos along the way to show you what we're eating.)

Sunday: Chicken and Bacon Pasta
Monday: Tacos
Tuesday: Crockpot BBQ chicken with Hawaiian Rolls
Wednesday: Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese
Thursday:  Cheese Burger sliders
Friday: Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

I always keep frozen veggies on hand and fruit in the fridge for sides and those change sometimes.  I also try to cook things for dinner that will have at least one meal left over for hubs to take to work the next day so I take that into account when deciding on what to cook when.

What are you eating this week?  I always like to find new, simple recipes for our family so please send me what you like.

I'm planning to post some of these recipes in the future.  Meal planning has been so helpful in our family and even more so now that we have a little.  It is way too easy to grab something out when we don't have a plan.



4 comments:

  1. I love your meal plans! I need to buckle down on this stuff while I single mom the next 9 months haha I feel like it will make my life so much easier.

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    1. It helps me so much to know what I'm cooking for dinner so that when it gets time to start, I don't have to make decisions! We also have a list of go to meals just in case!

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  2. Love this! Weekly meal plans are soo helpful in cutting down on stress and spending! Homemade pizza is one of our favorite Friday night go-tos as well! :)

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    1. I totally agree! We really love pizza on Friday nights; it's a fun way to end the week!

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