*1 Week* March 27-April 2.
Are you a mom who stinks at meal planning? I know I am. In my quest to becoming a better homemaker and better steward of our money I knew I had to get it together. So, I am going to share with you my weekly meal plans, weekly, Ha.
Early meal planning fail.
When J and I first got married, I would go to the store, have somewhat of an idea of what I would cook. But, honestly I just winged it. I would walk through every aisle of the store grabbing things I thought we *might* need… and before I knew it my cart was FILLED with groceries. So full, I sometimes had to keep my hand over the cart to keep from toppling grocery items on the floor. Yikes.
To a passerby it may have looked like I was cooking for a family of 10. But, in reality it was just me and the hubby at the time and I pretty much had no idea what I was doing.
My mom never had a meal plan written on a chalkboard outlining what she was going to cook and when. My mom was a G. She would have an idea of what she wanted to cook, write the ingredients she needed on a grocery list and that was that. But, as great as a homemaker that she is, I realize I can’t be like her in that aspect.
Changing my ways
I thought I could, but nope. That is mom skill level 100. I NEED to have an exact outline of what we will be eating throughout the week. I hardly ever by anything that is microwaveable, nothing wrong with that, you do you, boo.
But, I have a deep need to make things from scratch. This week I tried my hand at making homemade rolls. It was a fail. The bread didn’t rise properly and was basically just a hard clump of yeast.
I am making chicken enchiladas, well maybe its more culturally correct to call it a burrito. But, I like to the term enchilada, so I’m sticking with that.
My breakfast and lunch meal plans are not usually exact because my mood usually changes for what I want to eat. I also like to have fast and easy options for my breakfast and lunch meals. I mean, who doesn’t? Below is what we have been eating this week. How do you meal plan?
- Black bean turkey chili w/ homemade rolls.
- My Island Salad: 2 cups 50/50 mixed salad greens, tostones (fried green plantains), roasted chili chickpeas (garbanzo beans), cilantro, crumbled asiago cheese, lemon/lime olive oil dressing,
- Lentil soup w/ salad: The soup contains; lentils, diced tomatoes, bacon bits, and spinach.
- Veggie salad: 2 cups of 50/50 salad mix, chopped green peppers, chopped apples, dried cranberries, roasted chili chickpeas (garbanzo beans), feta cheese, olive oil and vinegar dressing.
- Whole chicken w/ mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and green beans.
- Chicken Enchiladas/burrito with homemade guacamole sauce: Contains shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes, cooked rice, black beans, shredded cheese, jalapeno.
- Protein loaded smoothie.
- OR leftovers.
*Oatmeal with fruits and seeds.
*Breakfast egg sandwich on an english muffin.
*Boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, or sunny side up with a side of toast.
*Gluten free waffles.
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