My first–okay, second–attempt at menu planning
I’m taking a page out of my friend Kalli’s book and attempting to plan a week’s worth of meals by the Saturday before. Fortunately my menu planning is half done every week thanks to our set theme nights:
- Tuesday = Taco Tuesday (usually tacos but anything Mexican will do)
- Wednesday = Waffle Wednesday (generic term for breakfast for dinner, aka “brinner”)
- Thursday = Thursketti* (usually spaghetti but anything Italian goes)
As much as I love tacos, I was kind of getting tired of that being our main Taco Tuesday dish. The same thing goes for pancakes on Wednesday and spaghetti on Thursday. Combine those same-old dishes with my kids asking me what’s for dinner starting at 4:30pm every other day of the week has me giving this meal planning thing a shot.
So here’s what we have going on this week. I’m thinking if I share it with you, I’ll feel a bit more accountable and a bit more likely to continue with a weekly menu plan. (Don’t tell me I should plan a month at a time; I’m not sure I could take the pressure.)
Dinner at the in-laws’—yay!
Breakfast burritos (scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, cheese and yes, tator tots)
Peach smoothies (aka peach freezies)
Cheese-filled jumbo shells (I always forget about this recipe and it’s a family fave!)
* A big thank-you to Stephanie for introducing us to Thursketti. It has been life changing.
What’s on YOUR menu for the week?
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