Sunday, October 11, 2009

Menu Plans

I know I've said this before....but I'll say it again......menu planning is a definite money saver!!! Each time I've taken a few extra minutes to plan out our main meals for the week, our gorcery bill is considerably less. I only buy what I need for that particular recipe.

About 3 months ago, we began babysitting two kids from our block 2 days a week. JB is 8 years old, and AB just turned 2! I have to make sure that the meals I prepare on the days they come over are quick and easy!

Here are my plans for this week:

Sunday 10/11: Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squashes

Monday 10/12: Spaghetti & Meatballs w/garlic bread (babysitting day)

Tuesday 10/13: Leftovers or pumpkin pancakes

Wednesday 10/14: Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Thursday 10/15: Grilled ham & cheese sandwhiches (babysitting day)

Friday 10/16: Chili dogs (Olivia's Birthday)

I'm so tired of the same ol' thing for dinner. My kids are extremely picky and I find myself always relying on the recipes that I know they will eat. It's time to stop that nonsense! It's time to break out of our eating rut and try some new things, some new flavors! I have decided that at the very least....once per week I will prepare a meal that I've never made before and try to use ingredients that some of us have never tasted before.

I will report back on how this goes.......if it goes.

Have you planned your weekly meals????

2 comments:

Therese said...

I have such issues when I don't recipe plan...haven't done it in a while-how do you think cooking is going lately! ;)

menu planning said...

I can totally testify that menu planning has saved me money! thanks for the great ideas!