This is our maiden voyage for a new addition to the blog. Our Weekly Menu Plan is designed to discipline myself while planning our grocery budget. It is my hope that you will benefit as well.
I rarely ever actually write down my menu plans for the week. As a seasoned veteran homemaker, I generally keep it all in my head. Writing it down will be new to me but I’m going to do it! I’m already feeling a little touch of relief as I have realized that writing down the weekly menu allows me to better plan for leftovers and the idea of ‘cook once eat twice.’
Keeping it real
This is our actual menu for the week. I’m usually the one to plan menus but I invited my hubby to participate in the process this week. I’ll just bet you can’t guess which item he requested!
Stacy is always in a hurry to get out the door in the mornings. His commute and the desire to sleep means he eats breakfast at his desk when he gets to work.
Our Standard Breakfast Menu
Cereal (Honey Nut Cheerios)
Homemade Oatmeal (Weekend)
LUNCH: Leftovers (I always plan to have leftovers available for lunch at home)
Peanut Butter & Honey Sandwich (no leftovers this Monday, so my favorite sandwich is on my menu)
Stacy packs his lunch choosing sandwich and chips, always.
Weekly Dinner Menu #1 Soup, Salad & Casserole
SUNDAY: Dine out for lunch
Frozen pizza for dinner
MONDAY: Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup (be sure to freeze the leftovers)
Cornbread (make Cornbread Croutons with leftovers)
TUESDAY: It’s Taco Tuesday! I’m cheating and using a store bought kit.
WEDNESDAY: Mandarin Orange Salad with Mandarin Dressing
THURSDAY: Glazed Spam (Hubby’s request 🙂 recipe coming soon)
Homemade mashed potatoes
SATURDAY: Leftover Jazzed Up Meat & Potato Casserole
I can’t tell you what a joy it is to not have to think about dinner menu’s this week! I’m so excited, I’m going to go ahead and get next’s weeks menu ready now! Now my time is free to complete a thrift store makeover I’ve been working on! Be sure to pop back in Thursday for that project!
My printable is purposefully plain, black and white with few graphics so you won’t need a lot of printer ink. You will find space under each day for you to jot down your needed grocery items for those meals.
PLEASE, feel free to share your weekly menu with us in the comments below! Let’s help each other work smarter not harder.
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