Sunday, September 23, 2012

Menu Plan-September 24

September 24-30

Hey y'all! It's been awhile since I've posted my menu plan on our blog. I've continued on with menu planning and sticking to it but I also started something new with our menu.

I was inspired by Rachel's simplifying series and loved her thoughts on meal planning. I loved the idea about planning one week of meals and repeating that same menu the following week. What a concept! And I wish I would've thought about it. I also struggle with coming up with awesome meal plans each week. I mean I love planning but some months the task is daunting and I have a hard time coming up with meals. Even though we eat a lot of the same meals I try and be fun and plan new things but I get bogged down in that. Easier and familiar are better!

It's been a couple weeks since I've started planning our dinners like this and I love it! It's easier to plan our meals and surprisingly we don't mind eating the same things two weeks in a row. And I've found that our grocery budget is staying in check and somewhat lower. And that's something I didn't expect to come along with this new menu planning adventure.

Well, enough about that.  Let's see what we're eating for the second week in a row.

Monday- America's Test Kitchen Taco's (these are really great!)

Tuesday- was going to be penne alla vodka but since I forgot I used all the heavy cream I have no idea what I'll be making. oops!

Wednesday- pulled chicken sandwiches and veggie chips

Thursday- jambalaya

Friday- bbq chicken pizza

Saturday- leftovers or sandwiches

Sunday-leftovers or sandwiches

Are you looking for easier breakfast planning too? I wrote a blog about that not long ago. Check it out here! An update on that... we're still doing it! I love looking on the fridge and knowing what we're eating each morning without thinking about it too much.

This post is linked to:
Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday
Stone Gable's On the Menu Monday


The Atwoods said...

You know I'm loving the sound of those beef tacos! I'll have to try that recipe next time we're making tacos!

Carissa Rasmussen said...

it makes such a difference when you actually plan it out! looks like it was a great week

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

I love watching America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country. I get so many fantastic cooking tips, techniques and recipes.
I’m always interested in some new recipes to add to my Recipe File Box. That’s why I love MPM!
Looks like there’s going to be lots of yummy meals eaten this week.

Ginny said...

Carissa: It does make a difference when you plan. I love planning!

Berry: We love America's Test Kitchen! I haven't seen Cook's Country but I'm going to get it from Netflix and watch it. I'm looking forward to seeing it.