Monday, January 6, 2014

Menu Planning Monday

Today I am joining Organizing Junkie’s Menu Planning Monday!  One thing that the hubby and I have done since we got married is menu planning.  We sit down before we go grocery shopping and plan the following week’s menu.  We make a grocery list and then an actual menu.

The past few years I have written out weekly menus on a picture frame with a dry erase marker.  It works so well!!

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I made this printable a while back.  Click on the picture and you can download it for yourself!

Weekly Menu

Our menu is different than most.  We do not plan huge complicated meals during the week.  We both work full time and have two small children.  It isn’t going to happen!! We plan strategically and make simple (delicious!) meals.

Sunday: Margarita Chicken (marinate chicken in margarita mix), Brown Rice, and Black Beans

Sundays we make a more complicated meal and usually prepare at least one other meal to eat during the week.  This particular Sunday we also make Pork Chops that will be eaten on Monday.

Monday: Pork Chops (cooked with Sticking Fingers Carolina Sauce), Rice from Sunday, and Green Beans

Tuesday: Spaghetti (Sauce is already frozen)and Salad

Wednesday: Leftover Pork Chops, Mac and Cheese (from the box), and Corn (frozen- Broiled with salt and olive oil)

Thursday: Amy’s Organic Tortilla Soup and Grilled Cheese

Friday: EAT OUT!

So there it is! It works for us! This allows us the most time with our children on week days.

What are your tricks for saving time while in the kitchen?

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