This one simple planning step alleviates a great deal of daily stress for our family, and turns what could be a chaotic evening into a well-orchestrated master plan. In addition to planning out our meals, I also intend to try a minimum of two new recipes per month in order to add a bit of variety to our family’s meal rotation. I plan to review these recipes, and highlight our family’s feedback after we try each new recipe.
Dinner is typically the only meal I preplan for our family. Our breakfasts and lunches consist of a typical rotation of foods that we always have on hand. Usually we rely on a combination of cold cereal, hot oatmeal, yogurt, and fruit for breakfast, and either leftovers, soup, sandwiches, cheese, and fruit for lunch.
This week’s menu plan consists of the following:
Monday –Ultimate chicken fingers, potato wedges, fruit salad
Tuesday – Chicken and beef tacos, black beans, rice, corn
Wednesday – Ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans
Thursday – Skyline Chili night
Friday – Marinated pork loin, twice baked potatoes, green bean casserole
Saturday – Game Day at my sister’s house – we’re bringing hash brown casserole (see recipe below)
Hash Brown Casserole Recipe
1 stick butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can cream of chicken soup
16 oz. sour cream
2 – 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese