I am so excited to be starting Menu Plan Monday! Every Monday I will be sharing with you what meals I am cookin' up that week. Meal planning is so important to me. I have been doing it for a few years now. There are so many positives to it, especially with time, money and stress!
I have a pretty good system that works for us. I do my grocery shopping on the weekends, so before I go, I will sit down to plan our menu for the week. I'll consider what is on our families schedule and choose meals to make on the nights we'll be home. When making my list I go through my pantry and fridge to see if I already have specific ingredients. This prevents buying double, and of course, saves money. I only do weekly meal planning because I usually have to go back to the store once a week for milk and fresh produce anyway. Plus, it's just what works for us.
My goal with this new weekly post is to help you get started in your own meal planning and to also give you new dinner ideas! Under each day, I will post what I'm cooking that night. The recipes that are already on my blog, will have a link to them. The new ones I try will have an asterisk (*) next to them, and will be posted soon!
(my girls have dance practice Tues. nights)
~Kitchen's Closed~ because it's my B-day :)
Plans to eat at my favorite restaurant
and a movie date with my hubby!
Kelsey and Emma's Dance Recital!
mashed potatoes, vegetable
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake*