Hello! So happy to see you here today :)
I don’t know about you but my menu was all over the place last week. For a variety of reasons I kept having to switch days around but you know what? That’s the beauty of menu planning! There is so much flexibility to it. Since I shop at the beginning of the week all the groceries I need for the week are there ready and waiting. So it really doesn’t matter if I have chicken scheduled for Tuesday but feel like pork chops instead, I can easily switch it up. Or if I forget to take out the meat to defrost one day, or I forget to put my slow cooker meal on in the morning, or my hubbie wants to surprise us and take us out for dinner, it’s all good. By the end of the week it works itself out. If I don’t end up making a recipe that week at all, no biggie I just move it to the next. So you see there is flexibility to menu planning and the freedom it brings in return is enormous. If you have been reluctant to give menu planning a try, I hope you find some encouragement in my words. I’ve been menu planning for five years now and I can honestly tell you it has changed my life and I will never go back.
If you are just dipping your feet into the menu planning water, try just planning for 2 or 3 days to start and work your way up from there. Visit the numerous links shared on today’s post and you will glean plenty of ideas. It is an amazing group that participates here each week. Thank you to everyone for encouraging and helping one another in this process and for making me accountable too. I love this community!
Alrighty then ladies, let’s get planning shall we? Woohoo!!!
Here’s what we’ll be eating this:
Monday: Slow Cooker Corn Chowder (missed from last week!)
Tuesday: Beef ‘N’ Broccoli Stir-Fry
Wednesday: Oven Baked Whole Chicken
Thursday: Thai Peanut Butter Chicken Wraps (using leftover chicken)
Friday: Tortellini Caesar Salad served with Italian turkey sausages
Saturday: Bacon-Topped Grilled Cheese sandwiches and soup
Simple Supper Sunday
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections are here.