Hello and welcome to the first Menu Plan Monday of 2015!! So who is ready to have an organized new year? No better place to start than with a menu plan. Gosh if you want to feel organized and on top of things, wait until you see how fabulous you feel when your meals are all planned out. I’m seriously not kidding, you’ll be on top of the world with excitement. Especially when that horrible 4 o’clock hour rolls around and you DON’T have to stress about what’s going to be for dinner because you’ve already got it figured out. Go you!! Now for the life of me I don’t know why people are so hesitant to give menu planning a try. You just got to give it a go to see what a difference it will make in your life. It will, it really will!
There are so many benefits to having a weekly plan, including
- saving money (not buying foods you will never use and less eating out)
- eating healthier (because you’ll be planning nutritious meals of course)
- less stress (conquering the witching hour once and for all)
- happier family (because they have a less stressed mommy)
- saving time (you can plan quick and easy meals to get you in and out of the kitchen fast)
I could go on and on, this is just a few of the many benefits. So if you’ve never planned a menu before grab yourself a free printable menu planner and start plugging in some recipes. Pinterest is a great resource for recipes by the way! Or do what many people tell me they do and just borrow ideas from some of the participants below. You’ve got this!
So I took a nice break off over the holidays and just enjoyed spending quiet time with my family. We didn’t go too far or do too much (because it was dang cold, see the picture below!) but we did do a lot of relaxing and just hanging out (indoors) which was very much needed. I live in northern Alberta, Canada, but not in an igloo as one might be tempted to think lol :)
And I’m so super excited with how my New Year’s Eve pizza (made with regular pizza dough) turned out that I made for the family. Such a cool idea, they loved it!!
I’ll start back with posting tomorrow and up first will be clothes organization because I love cleaning out my closet! :)
My Weekly Menu Plan:
Wednesday: Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
Thursday: Leftover Buffet
Friday: Pizza Party Friday Night! This bread machine dough is our favorite.
Saturday: Grilled Pineapple Burgers (without the paprika)
Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own)
Have a super yummy and organized week!
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