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Monday, October 25, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

So I've decided that I am going to start posting my menu plan for the week on Mondays. I don't always stick to my plan, but I'm going to start really trying to.
Here are my reasons to stick to my menu plan.

1.I never have to come up with a last minute meal idea off the top of my head.
2.Our meals are for the most part healthier and well balanced.
3.I always have the ingredients in the house for whatever I’m making because I make up my menu plan before going grocery shopping.
4.I always know what meat to take out of the freezer the night before.
5.I save money by not buying groceries I don’t end up using.
6.I save money by planning my weekly menu around what is on sale that particular week.
7.I save time by planning quick and easy meals (especially crockpot meals which can be prepared in the morning when I’m not rushed and have more energy).
8.My kids and husband enjoy knowing in advance what is for dinner.
9.Helps me to avoid last minute unhealthy desperation meals.
10.I don’t have to spend any more time in the kitchen than is absolutely necessary.
11.Knowing in advance what is coming up allows me to often prep one meal while making another, saving me even more time.
12.Dinner is organized and on the table at the same time every night.
13.It gives me something to blog about every Monday :)

Here is my plan for this week:

Cheeseburger Casserole

Beef Stew

Chicken Lemon Rice Soup

Pasta with Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

Order out for Pizza


Chicken Tacos


Betty said...

Thank you for posting the recipes. I'm making Cheesburger cassarole tonight...my kids will love it. I'm the worst at menu planning. After checking out some different website that help with this I signed up for a free trial of Gigi Centaro's menu club. She's a self-taught cook who understands how frustrating it can be to prepare meals with limited time and cooking skills. She also recently wrote a cookbook called Let's Cook Tonight.

Pat said...

Good for you!
We had chicken lemon rice soup and stew last week!
Tonight is a greek salad with chicken.

Trish said...

Can't wait til Sunday!