I’m so glad that I made a menu plan last week. Even though I didn’t want to.
Having a menu plan meant that my trip to the store on Monday morning wasn’t a Random Act of Shopping. I got what I needed for the things I was going to make.
Except for the ground beef. That was supposed to wait until Wednesday so I could catch it on sale, but then the week was turned upside down by weather that closed the schools for the rest of the week. So, even though I couldn’t follow the plan exactly, having one meant that we were able to eat at home all week (except . . . of course . . . for the day Chili’s sent out an email saying that our area was having a Kids Eat Free day).
But now I have my 1.99/lb ground beef, ready to be cooked up all at once, and we’ll have the Cheeseburger Soup I’ve been craving this week.
Monday – Meatballs in Mushroom Gravy over mashed potatoes
Tuesday – Cheeseburger Soup
Wednesday – Grilled Chicken and cheesy mashed potatoes
Thursday – Mexican Casserole
Friday – Date Night
Saturday – Potato Soup (We had this last week, and LOVED it!)
Not that I wouldn’t love having my kids home all week for another week . . . but I’m hoping this menu goes as planned!
Check out more menu plans at Orgjunkie.com.--Nony