I struggled if this was worth a post, but decided to go with it. Because if you’re like me, meal planning can be a major area of stress for you.
Every week my thought process looks something like this: What can I make that doesn’t have a million ingredients? I don’t want to be standing at the stove all afternoon for everyone to turn up their noses and say ‘yuck!’ when they get to the table. Groceries are expensive. Maybe I should just make Mac & Cheese again?
My sister and I started a tradition of meal planning together every Thursday night. It held each of us accountable to make our plans with the other. And it was fun. If it’s fun to do with two of us, it is sure to be more fun with a whole blog in on it, right? So here is what our family is serving up this week. Before I post, a couple notes on my meal planing method:
- We are not huge eaters, so I try to make one meal stretch into two days when possible. I budget based on four meals per week.
- I am not a master at coming up with fancy new recipes. The majority of what I cook are either recipes passed down from family or things I have found online. I will be linking to these other awesome sites when necessary (which is most of the time).
- We are pretty simple folks when it comes to meals. If I can get a balanced meal into a casserole dish, I am beyond thrilled.
Now without further ado, here is what is on our family’s map covered kitchen table for dinner this week. (I can start adding breakfasts and lunches too if anyone is interested).
So that is what we are eating this week. The BBQ Chicken, Amish White Bread, and Chocolate Crackled Cookies are all new recipes for me this week, so hopefully we get some new things to add to our rotation. What is on your menu this week? Please share! It’s always fun to hear what others are doing.