Monday, May 2, 2011

Meal Plan Monday, May 2nd

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!


  1. You know,I started meal planning out of necessity when I had more children and money was tight. Now it is also a lot of fun! I really enjoy seeing if I can make the menu plan/grocery list, keep it fancy, and still save money by not having hubby *stop off* at the store on the way home any during the week! :D Love that you shared your menu plan. Sounds DELISH! :D --S

  2. Ah! So funny. I didn't even see your meal plan yet but John said he was hungry for fried fish so I put Beer-battered fish on the menu for Friday.