It’s Monday morning…what are you planning for dinner this week?
I find that when I plan our meals for the week, we eat better, spend less money, and there’s less stress in our home.
Today’s Motivation Monday Challenge is to make your meal plan for the week sometime today.
I’ve made mine:
Monday: Meatloaf, Baked Potatoes, Salad
Tuesday: Pork Chops in the crockpot, Brown Rice, Salad
Wednesday: Spaghetti Squash topped w/spaghetti sauce, Diced Potatoes, Fresh fruit salad
Thursday: Chili and Whole Wheat Bread in the breadmaker.
Friday: Frozen Pizza
(I’ll be at the MN Hearts at Home conference Thursday and Friday–Mark and the boys are on their own!)
So what’s for dinner in your house this week?
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Our Menu this week is : Mon-Tacos, Tues-Meatloaf,baked potatoes,corn,Wed-Chili,Thurs-Fried Chicken, Fri-Spaghetti, salad, & garlic bread (I have Sm. Grp, so this may turn into frozen pizza if my husband is in charge of supper..:))
Bring on the non-chaosed week where supper is concerned!!
How do you make Pork Chops in the crockpot? They always turn out dry when I cook them on the stove. The crockpot sound like a good solution.
I put them in the crockpot with a can of cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup and about 1/2 can of water. They are yummy!
Thanks for the reply Jill. I will try them tomorrow!
I find that it is handy to have my schedule next to me for the week. If I’m going to be gone one evening, then I will plan something from the crockpot or plan something simple the kids can make. I also try to plan things efficiently. If I want a whole baked chicken one night, then get one a pound bigger than I need and the leftover will be for a casserole two nights later. Leftovers need to be eaten up for lunches to make this work for your budget. I love my weekly menu!
This week:Cheddar chicken Spirals (mon), BBQ ham buns with corn (tues), hamburgers and carrot sticks(Wed. This meal needs to be easy to travel with in case of need to get to church on time), pizza macaroni casserole with green beans (Thurs), pizza (of course for Fri), Mac n Cheese and a ham steak Sat and chicken chili (doubled since we’re having company) on Sun!
Would love to hear more menu ideas from you. I, too, have to plan around busy schedule.
I usually do better with dinners if I plan to cook large meals on Saturday and Sunday or once during the week and then we have leftovers the rest of the week. So our leftovers for Monday and Tuesday are: Lasagna/Salad/Peaches/Garlic Bread; Meatloaf cups/twice baked potatoes/green beans/Peaches; Wednesday – Fiesta Chicken Burritos (crock pot)/rice; Thursday – leftovers; Friday – Homemade Pizza/Salad/Grapes.
I appreciate the bread maker reminder. I should use mine more often!
MONDAY- SALISBURY STEAK, BROWN RICE AND SALAD
TUESDAY- GRILLED CHICKEN,BROCCOLI, COUSCOUS
WEDNESDAY- TACOS, RICE,SALAD
THURDAY- HONEY CHICKEN STIR-FRY
SATURDAY- SAUSAGE CHICKPEA SOUP
Loved seeing suggestions that people use for dinners. My kids won’t eat over half the items mentioned, though. We are getting in a non-creative rut so more kid-friendly ideas would be great! Especially non-meat/chicken ones.