Our Weekly Menu Plan

by Katie on May 3, 2017

So confession time here….I’ve seriously strayed away from menu planning and my power grocery shopping trips.  Most days, it’s more likely that I run into a store for the few items we need for dinner that evening than anything close to a comprehensive grocery run.

Now don’t get me wrong….I still hunt out great coupon deals and score bargains when I’m at the store.  It’s just that trying to coordinate a large scale shopping trip that resembles any realistic type of organization is just harder to do these days.

It seems that our family’s life has entered a whole new realm of chaos unbeknownst to us before.  With our oldest son in college, our second oldest in high school, and our two youngest still being homeschooled, there are a lot of schedules to juggle.  Add in my husband’s work schedule, my work schedule, doctors’ appointments, and kids’ activities and well….it’s no wonder that grilled cheese and soup ends up on the dinner table more often than the kids would care for it to!

The good news is that the school year is finally coming full circle.  Summer is drawing near.  And the chaos is promising to slow down to a dull roar.  With all of this in mind, it seems almost possible to resume menu planning, purposeful grocery shopping trips, and perhaps a renewed sense of sanity!

Luckily, this week’s menu plan is an easy one for me.  Between Teacher Appreciation Day at Chipotle (bless you, Chipotle!), a family gathering, a graduation party, a dance recital celebration, and dinner out at Kings Island, I have very little time scheduled in the kitchen this week.  The timing is a blessing for me, as this week promises to be a hectic one for our family.

Here’s what we have planned for this week’s menu:

Mondayturkey chili, spinach salad, cantaloupe

Tuesday – Teacher Appreciation Day at Chipotle

Wednesday – family dinner hosted by my mom

Thursdaysouthwest chicken stacks, cilantro lime rice, fresh fruit

Friday – dinner out for recital celebration (Friday’s Endless Apps looks to be the clear winner here!)

Saturday – dinner at Kings Island (love their meal plan!)

Sundaychicken parmesan, pasta, spinach salad

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Ann M Burke May 3, 2017 at 10:57 pm

Yay! I’ve missed these! I love getting ideas on what to serve my family for dinner!

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Katie May 4, 2017 at 12:30 pm

I’m glad that these posts are helpful to you! 🙂

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