I usually meal plan on Wednesdays. Why? Because on the weekends, I avoid the stores like the plague. Not that I like trying to fit one more thing into the work week, but I would rather shop on a Thursday or Friday on the way home from work so as to not have to do it on Saturday or Sunday. So here I am, planning away, and I thought I might share.
Saturday: I am running a half marathon on Sunday, so I am planning on a pasta dish. I have some chicken in the freezer; salsa, sour cream, and peppers are on sale at our local grocery store...Zesty Chicken it is. (Sort of Cinco de Mayo-ish, right?)
Sunday: As I am running the race in the morning, I am giving myself the day off of cooking. And planning. If that means we eat out, so be it.
Monday: It has been a while since I have made mini meatloaves, and my kids love them. I will probably make some potatoes and corn or broccoli to go with them.
Tuesday: We eat dinner early on Tuesdays because my kids take (and my husband teaches) Taekwondo on Tuesday evenings. This is the perfect day for a crock pot meal. I am thinking Salsa Chicken and salad so I can use the rest of the salsa and sour cream from Saturday's meal. It will be done when we get home. Love it.
Wednesday: I always plan at least one day of leftovers and because my son takes gymnastics on Wednesdays until 5 and my husband has meetings every Wednesday and doesn't join us for dinner, usually this is the leftovers day. The kids and I will be finishing off the mini meatloaves and maybe some mac and cheese and a veggie side.
Thursday: I still have some Big Batch Bolognese in the freezer. Sounds good. And easy...hubs has another meeting.
Friday: An awesome thing about Salsa Chicken is that we always have leftovers. We like to eat the leftovers as burritos a few days after having it over rice or quinoa.
So there it is. We may not stick to it exactly, but at least it is a plan, right?