A friend just posted on facebook that she really needs to start meal planning.
I know plenty of people work, have small families, larger incomes, whatever. But really? Meal planning is about so much more than those things.
It's about planning, fun, pleasure, saving money, trying new things, pleasing your family, anticipation.
So here we are for the week. Write down your evenings, your schedule, check your pantry and freezer, and git er done.
Monday: Spaghetti with Sweet Italian Sausage Red Sauce; Sauteed Bell Peppers and Onions; Salad
Tuesday: Bible study potluck dinner at my house :) Kids get pizza and a movie in the basement. I'm making Smoked Salmon Spread - recipe posted tomorrow.
Wednesday: BBQ Beef Brisket; Mashed Potatoes; Glazed Carrots
Thursday: Eric and I are going to see Tim Hawkins! And having dinner at a Mexican restaurant afterwards with friends - Cinco de Mayo! Kids will have sloppy joes from the freezer.
Friday: Beer-Battered Fried Fish; Green Rice; Salad
Saturday: Grilled Whole Chicken; (probably) Grilled Mixed Veggies; Herb Cheese Bread
Sunday: Brunch after church with the family, and some Grilled Chicken and Steamed Mussels for dinner!