I meal plan at the beginning of each week. For me, it’s Sunday mornings (yes, even on Mother’s Day) when the house is quiet and everyone’s still sleeping. Even though I meal plan every week, (for many reasons I do-here is how I keep it simple) I try and manage a decent frugal grocery budget and not go to the grocery store on a weekly basis unless we need dairy products like milk. Weekly meal planning saves our family money, reduces food waste, and keeps us from the urge to say, “Let’s eat out!” If you are in need of more reasons to meal plan every week,check HERE.
Cooking and eating together is a great satisfaction that often disappears with the busy schedules of families. Working outside of the home has always been a necessity for most adults these days and enjoying the food we create together is a way of connecting with one another. Our kids cook dinner once-a-week and do the clean-up after the meal. If you want to learn how to pull that off at your house, check HERE.If you’re looking for more meal planning ideas, check HERE.
Here’s our meal 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~Mother’s Day at the in-laws~Enchiladas, green salad
Monday: Asian Chicken Noodle Salad~Frugal and Easy!
Wednesday: Scrambled eggs and veggies– simple recipe to make; it’s affordable and a dollar stretching meal!
Thursday: Pinto beans and shredded chicken over brown rice and fresh tomato salsa
Friday: Family Favorites Night~ Homemade Pizzas-serve with veggie platter (Our daughter is making dinner tonight)
Saturday: Stir fry spicy chicken with green beans and orange sauce (Our son is making dinner tonight)
Dessert of the Week:
Lemoney Lemon Brownies-Like Brownies but made with lemons (a huge hit on Mother’s Day)
For more great family recipes, be sure to visit my new recipe box page.