Sunday, July 17, 2011

Spin Cycle: Meals for the week

This weeks spin cycle is food. And that is sooo easy! What I (try) to do on a weekly basis is make a meal plan and stick with it throughout the week. That way I'm not trying to go to the store on a daily basis and so I don't have to worry about what to make and if I have the stuff to make it with. So for the spin cycle this week I figured I would share my meal plan for the week.

Monday: Hamburgers and bratwurst with chips and fruit

Tuesday: Dinner at the parents house. Every Tuesday we have dinner at their house with my grandparents and parents and brother and his family.

Wednesday: Kung Pao noodles and chicken. This is a new recipe that I got from Betty Crocker and I'm a little nervous at the spiciness of it. But I figured a little change was good.

Thursday: Meatless lasagna, green beans (or other comparable veggie) and some fruit and garlic bread. This is another new recipe from Betty Crocker. I am trying to do a few vegetarian meals per week for health purposes. Plus the hubby isn't a meat and potatoes kind of guy so if we don't have meat in the meal it won't be the end of the world. Also...I am going to prepare this meal ahead of time and put it in the fridge so all the hubby has to do is pop it in the oven. I have to work late so this will be a meal that the boys will eat by themselves and I will just eat when I get home.

Friday: Chicken fajitas with beans and chips and salsa.

Saturday: Leftovers

Sunday: Cheese enchiladas with beans and chips and salsa.

For breakfasts we have pop-tarts, multiple cereals and then some sausage to choose from. Leo also has asked for a smoothie so I got a recipe for that as well so I'll try that some morning this week as well.

I have tried recently to put some variety in our meals so this spin made me dig deep for some things that we don't normally have! So thanks Jen! You made me make a meal plan and hopefully spinning about it will make me stick to it!


Sprite's Keeper said...

You're welcome and I wish I was coming over for hamburgers! If it makes life easier, I do hope you stick to it! You're linked!

Patty O. said...

Sounds yummy! I try to plan ahead too. IT makes life so much easier! Great spin.

Anonymous said...

I used to try to do that some when the kids were home but now that we are empty nesters and hubby works in a restaurant we don't cook a whole lot unless he's off.

Stacy Uncorked said...

I love that you're so organized you plan your meals for the week - even though I only grocery shop twice a month, I still don't make a specific plan for each week...I really should, so I'm not caught in the 'what sounds good for dinner' mode that tends to delay dinner until late, after I've poured over recipes that might sound good... ;) Great spin! :)

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VandyJ said...

Meal plans do make cooking easier--I have a hard time sticking to a meal plan--especially in the summer. WE are on the go a lot more. I'm trying though.

CaJoh said...

I know my mom plans here meals. I don't know why I never picked that up. I'm usually thinking about what to make on the way home from work.