Thursday night. So close to the weekend, what a tease. I enjoy spending Thursday nights meal planning because I can usually wrangle Dan to go to the grocery store on Friday since he’s able to work from home in the morning and has the afternoons free.
Although I actually enjoy the act of food shopping (save for an abandoned cart in Wegman’s last weekend), it’s nice that Dan gets it out of the way for us before the weekend so we can just focus on the time we have together.
So I sat last night just me myself and I, with a glass of wine, my ever present Camelback and a comforting candle and made up our menu for this week.
Here’s what we’re eating:
Friday: Out (Dinner Party at a Friend’s House)
Saturday: Seared Scallops, Butternut Squash Risotto
Sunday: Out (Birthday Dinner for my Dad)
Monday: Tempeh Tacos
Tuesday: Crockpot Chicken Drumsticks, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
Wednesday: Wild Rice and Cranberry Soup
Thursday: Turkey Burger and Fries for Dan, Baked Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli and Roasted Potatoes for me.
So that’s our plan for the week! I always have Dan pick up a frozen pizza he likes (cheaper than takeout) in case something goes awry, but generally we’ve been really sticking to our meals plans and curbing our enthusiasm for ordering.
I’m planning on making a batch of Mujaddarrah for lunches throughout the week, Dan has leftovers and I’ve been craving savory oats for breakfast so I feel pretty confident that I can satisfy our cravings and stick to a budget.
Tomorrow morning you get to do this.
Don’t Wake Me, It’s The Weekend.
Here’s our meal (mostly dinner) plans for the week:
Friday: SUSHI Date (At a fabulous restaurant. We’re going to get all gussied up and bat our eyes at each other)
Sunday: Pizza Hut Pizza (found a recipe online–it has been the talk of the Harmony House all week), Broccoli Cheddar Bake, Cauliflower Poppers, Spinach Dip (repeat of last week’s menu)
Monday: Butternut Squash Lasagna with No Knead Bread and Lemon Parmesan Broccoli
Tuesday: Crockpot Taco Pasta
Wednesday: Red and White Cauliflower Bake
Thursday: Chicken Burger (for Dan) and Tilapia (for me) with veggies and potatoes
I only plan until Thursday because I send Daniel to the store on Friday since he works from home in the morning and has the afternoon to run all the errands I don’t feel like doing.
The nice thing about this menu is that Dan has leftovers (Pizza and Taco Pasta) to take for lunch during the week. I’m going to spin up a new recipe on Sunday (tentatively: Creamy White Bean Soup with Kale) to enjoy during the week.
Have a Great Weekend!
PEACE OUT BITCHES!
I’ll be brief and to the point.
Meal planning saves us money, calories and stress. I also am a bit of a control freak, the kind of person who plans tomorrow before today is done. (I’m actually trying to work on being more present.) But, my crazy planning side comes in handy at times, and especially handy when it comes to planning our week.
I absolutely love meal planning because it allows me creativity and it feels like working a puzzle (which I hate, so that’s weird). Fitting all the pieces together, maximizing our budget and no food left behind.
Here’s a peek into what we’re eating this week:
Sunday: FOOTBALL!!!!! So it’s a lot of snack type dishes. Notably Nachos (with Slow Cooker Beans), Broccoli and Cheddar Braid, Baked Ham and Cheese Egg Rolls and anything else I feel like throwing together.
Monday: Stuffed Serrano Chilis with Side Salad
Tuesday: Butternut Squash Pasta
Wednesday: Malai Kofta
Thursday: Visiting the rents. Dinner’s on Momma!
Friday: Rehearsal dinner for a friends wedding.
From there, Dan takes leftovers to work, and I generally have lunches based on salads with protein and whole grains.
We’re prepped and ready for the week, and I’m calling it an early night tonight. Time to watch The League in bed and get a good night’s sleep.