Tuesday, January 4, 2011

menu planning

menu planning is certainly a hot topic right now and with good reason. it definitely saves money and makes the day go a little smoother in regard to the evening routine. however, i just can't commit to a plan that i set on sunday for the entire week, because usually by monday what i planned on sunday for monday sounds about as appetizing as a card board box. the benefit of the couponing and stock piling is that i usually have all the ingredients that i need without a last minute trip to the grocery. so here is my plan for the menu around these parts.

monday: soup day
tuesday: beef and potato day(the beef type will vary and the way potatoes are served)
wednesday: breakfast day
thursday: Italian day
friday: chicken day
saturday: leftover day or if there are none a quick frozen something or sandwiches(hot on the griddle)
sunday: appetizer night...fun snick snack stuff with some healthy veggies and fruit on the side

what i like about this plan is it gives me a little guideline to think within but i have the freedom to chose within the guideline what sounds good. for example, instead of on monday thinking what out of all the foods in the world am i going to fix i just think..."what soup sounds good tonight?"

i don't know if this thought process will be helpful for you, but it is for me. what is your plan for tackling meals at your house?

HERE are some meal plan templates that are already created. they might be a good fit for you if you want to take the time to look through them.

~type to you soon~

1 comment:

Inspired by His Love said...

Thanks for the ideas always looking for ways to simplify.