Plan your weekly menu’s in advance to save you time, money and stress this busy holiday season. You’ll be amazed at how easy meal planning can be.
December has officially begun. Usually this time of year, I’m not looking forward to how fast the time flies by. This year, however, I’m looking at it with full anticipation. Maybe it’s because our Christmas holiday shopping is done. Or maybe it’s truly because we are going on our first “real” family vacation in many years. And, we are going down to see our eldest son in LA. The trip is still a surprise Christmas gift for the two younger kids. I’m looking forward to their surprised faces on Christmas day when they each open their last Christmas present and out pops Mickey and Minnie with fun greetings telling them they will be celebrating the upcoming new year at Disneyland. It’s been really hard keeping this trip a secret for the past 7 months telling them only that we’ll be visiting big brother for New Years. I truly can’t wait!
With the holiday season in full swing, I’m really looking forward to gathering around the family table and sharing a lot of those traditional family favorite holiday meals. This weekend, I’m reviewing my freezer inventory and plotting out my weekly meal plan. Thanks to my previous weekend’s cooking session, it really helped to stock my freezer so I have lots to work with.
Here’s our plan for the week.
My weekly meal plan and shopping list is completed and posted on our fridge:
(served with fruit)
French toast casserole
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Scrambled, Fried, or Hard-Boiled Eggs
Mini Apple Pies or Turnovers
Sandwiches or Wraps (Tuna salad, egg salad, chicken salad, turkey salad, leftover meats, grilled cheese, blt, pb&j)
Leftovers from dinner
Homemade Pizza Pockets
Suppers Your Family Will Love
Need ideas for your weekly meal plan? It’s time for another weekly menu. I enjoy menu planning because of the simplicity it provides for my life. It enables me to decrease my grocery shopping excursions to twice a month and it allows me to have more free time to focus on my family and home. For ideas in the weekly meal plan, we’ll be focusing on a variety of family meals. You’ll find the recipes on the weekly meal plan also available on my Recipe Index page with a grocery list included.
Dinner (recipes will post throughout the week, given time to cook and photograph )
Note: an asterisk* means it’s from the freezer
Sunday: Sunday Supper~Chicken Pot Pie
Tuesday: Breakfast for Dinner~Egg Frittata, served with wheat bread and a green salad
Wednesday: Cowboy Special~(Hamburgers topped with Chili and melted Cheddar on a bulky roll)
Thursday: Chicken Noodle Soup, Crackers and Cheese
Friday: Family Favorites Night ~Turtle Bean Burritos
Saturday: Bowtie Chicken with seasonal vegetables
For more great family recipes, be sure to visit my new recipe box page.
What’s cooking at your house this week?
Linking to… Menu Plan Monday
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