I didn't get around to meal planning last week, and I felt it all week long. I hate not having any idea what's going on when it comes to dinner time. At 4:00, I start thinking...'what can I make for dinner?' 4:30--'I don't feel like cooking tonight, maybe we'll just go out.' 5:00 (as the kids are breaking down) 'OK, what was I thinking? There's no way we can go out--too much money, the kids are exhausted, etc., etc., etc. So, I suck it up and make dinner out of whatever I can pull together. It all works much better when I just plan ahead, shop for it, and stick to the program.
Go to, if all else fails, pantry meal: Do you have one of these? Something you keep on hand so if whatever you have plan doesn't work out you can still make dinner? Share it with me. I could really use some fresh ideas. Hamburger Helper, green beans, wheat bread, applesauce
Monday: Maple Mustard Salmon, roasted veggie long grain and wild rice, asparagus
Tuesday: Pioneer Woman BBQ shrimp, bread, caesar salad (chicken legs for the kids)
Wednesday: Kung Pao Chicken, white rice
Thursday: Trout Almondine, new potatoes, green beans
Friday: mile high nachos
Saturday lunch: chili dogs, chips, carrot sticks
dinner: Good old spaghetti w/meat sauce, garlic bread, green salad, sauteed broccolini
Sunday: We'll be on the road to Indianapolis and back, we're swapping Matthew for Rebekah
Wow! Lots of recipes this week. I guess I feel like I'm back on my game plan. That will be nice (and yummy) this week. For more meal plan Monday, head over to organizing junkie's.