When I started meal planning my weekly suppers two months ago I honestly didn't think I'd stay with it as much as I have. I'm a total Type A personality but when it came to making suppers I liked to choose what we ate the morning of. My taste buds led the way and I willingly followed. Not anymore!
Now that I've had a chance to play around with meal planning I have to say that I'm quite enjoying it. Not only do we not waste as much food as we used to (too many leftovers sat in our fridge just biding their time until they were put in the Green Bin) but I'm also finding that I'm spending less per week on food! How awesome is that?!?
Now, I will admit that I don't stick 100% to my meal plan. Depending on how exhausted I am (or any other number of factors) I switch things around a bit. Like last Friday. I was utterly pooped and didn't want to make meatloaf ... so I didn't. I am nothing if not a maverick. We had a quick 'breakfast for supper' meal and it was fantastic. The kids thought I was amazing for giving them the meal that they always crave. Three cheers for Maternal Exhaustion!
The point of the meal plan is to make my life easier and more organized and I'm pretty sure that if we're not there yet at least we're well on the road. Here's what I have planned for this week.
MONDAY -- Supper at my Parents!!
Pork Side Ribs
Carrots & Turnip Mash
Tomato Soup Cake -- a delicious and easy spice cake!
Chicken, Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onion Quesadillas with Avocado Sour Cream
Note: chicken was BBQ'd Sunday night to save time
Raw Veggies and Dip
Acorn Squash with brown sugar (with a side order of Progeny Dissension thrown in for good measure)
Tilapia Peach Packets (NEW RECIPE)