Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 6/12
Happy Monday my friends! I hate when I eat a big meal on Sunday nights because it sure makes planning my menu plan for the next week that much harder. Do you ever find that? The last thing I want to do is look at pictures of more food :)
I want to thank everyone who commented and emailed me privately with solutions for my sciatica. I really really appreciate it and feel very loved! I’m feeling much better now with the help of some stretching exercises and a tennis ball :) If you also suffer from this problem be sure to check out the comments on this post.
How do I feed my family healthy meals without breaking the bank and with no time to coupon?
Before I started menu planning (which was only 6 years ago by the way) my family did not eat very healthy at all. I would go grocery shopping and just sort of saunter the isles making it up as I went along throwing a little of this into my cart and a little of that. Needless to say a lot of our meals were from the processed frozen food section and much of what I bought also went to waste. When I started menu planning I was shocked by how much my grocery bill went down, how much less food we were throwing away each week and how much healthier we were eating. I also couldn’t believe that I could prepare a healthy meal in the same amount of time it took to cook a frozen pizza. No joke. It all came down to carefully planning recipes for the week that fit with my recipe criteria and using those recipes to plan my weekly grocery list. Now I only buy for the week what we plan on eating. What a difference it makes!
To further assist me with answering this question, I am going to refer you to my blog friend (turned real life friend!) Angie from Echoes of Laughter to help me. Last week she wrote two awesome posts that you don’t want to miss. The first one is titled “5 Easy Steps to Menu Planning” and the second “10 Best Ways to Save Money on Groceries Without Couponing“.
PS: Today is the last day to enter to win this very cool digital scrapbooking software!
My Menu Plan for the Week:
Monday: Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps (I’ll use my Panini press)
Tuesday: Pasta Primavera (my kids will probably turn their noses up at all those veggies but oh well!)
Wednesday: Rosemary Garlic Chicken Thighs
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Dinner out, yay! I also will be making these Shortbread Heart Cookies for a church function.
Saturday: Shredded Beef au Jus
Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.
More family favorite recipes here.