Back to Menu Planning! After a week of no routine, it’s important to plan the menu so I don’t waste the things in the fridge that I thought I would make last week, but didn’t because there wasn’t a plan.
And if you’re having a little brain-freeze trying to plan a menu, I’ll give my best piece of advice.
Ask your husband what he’d like.
I did this a few weeks ago when I was feeling uninspired, and he immediately rattled off three things that are some of our favorites but I hadn’t made in a while. So, the burden was off of me to come up with ideas, and he was happy too!
Monday – Chicken Stir Fry over rice
Tuesday – Spaghetti with homemade breadsticks (I’m planning to make a ham/egg/cheese version of the breakfast pockets I made a few weeks ago, so I’ll save some of the dough for breadsticks).
Wednesday – Tator tot casserole
Thursday – Chicken cooked in the crockpot with Italian dressing, served over rice. (I’ll cook extra rice on both Monday and Thursday, and should have enough left over to make chicken fried rice next week.)
Friday – Eat out
Saturday – Leftovers
Sunday – a freezer meal
Do any of you have a great Sunday lunch recipe? We’re eating at home for lunch on Sundays more now, and I would like to start having real meals, instead of just sandwiches. We’re looking for things that cook while we’re at church and are ready when you get home. I’m thinking crockpot type things that cook in 3-4 hours.
I’m linking up to Menu Plan Monday at Orgjunkie.com.