It’s a new year…time to get back into doing menu planning rather than “flying by the seat of my pants” like what I did for most of December! I can definitely say that not making menu plans definitely wrecked havoc on my day and my stress level, esp. those days when I was scrambling at 5pm to get something on the table. Thankfully there weren’t too many days where I was a “cop out” and got take out for dinner.
The last time I did grocery shopping was TWO days BEFORE Christmas!!! I still have food in the house to use so that is what we will be using this week. One of my goals for this year is to only shop twice a month so you will be seeing many menus where I am using what I have on hand rather than going grocery shopping. It should be an interesting year as I am sure that there will many weeks that creativity will prevail during the week. Along with only shopping twice per month, I am going to work at trying TWO new to family meals each month so that I can increase our family favorite meals list. Some of the items on the current list are becoming not so favorite any more due to overuse.
This week’s meals are some of the family favorites. I asked the kids what they wanted to eat for dinners this week and the list below is what they picked. Granted I had to give them parameters as to what I had on hand because I wasn’t going to the store to pick up the meal fixings.
For this week’s lunches that are for the kids and me! Unless we are having leftovers, our lunches are served with apple slices or carrot sticks along with fruit juice or water. Hubby usually takes a dinner leftover along with various snacks for his work lunch so I don’t take the time to plan his lunches.
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Breakfast: eggs, sausage, hash browns, and donuts(freezer)
Lunch: grilled cheese & turkey sandwiches and chicken noodle soup
Dinner: beef gravy served over egg noodles and peas as a side and leftover rolls
Breakfast: cereal and donuts
Dinner: saucy chicken served with rice and green peas and homemade bread(freezer)
Breakfast: waffles and sausage
Lunch: homemade turkey lunchables
Dinner: spaghetti served with garlic toast
Breakfast: bagels and cereal
Dinner: oven fried chicken, fish, and shrimp served with French fries and green beans
Breakfast: French Toast and sausage
Dinner: roasted chicken served with mashed potatoes & gravy, corn and biscuits
Breakfast: cereal and toast
Lunch: sandwich & chips
Dinner: homemade bacon burgers, French fries and carrots
Snack: ice cream night
Breakfast: Your Choice
Dinner: pizza subs