Here’s the menu I have decided to cook for the week. I do menu plan because it requires me to go through my pantry and see what I have and what needs to be used. I believe it is a big time saver as well as a money saver.
There are lots of staples that I do keep on hand so that it’s always available for a meal. Things like crushed tomatoes, black beans, fresh garlic, cheeses, ground turkey, chicken, whole wheat noodles and eggs. Then the baking supplies like flour, baking soda, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. For produce I usually have salad, cabbage, fruits, squash, asparagus, avocados, broccoli, green beans and corn. These are the things I always try to have on hand.
If you’ve never planned a menu for the week try it. It will save you so much time and money from not going out to eat and using up items instead of throwing them away. The only day I expect to have left overs are Wednesday and Friday. So I planned another chicken meal on Thursday to use up the rotisserie chicken in another way. Friday’s pizza will end up being breakfast of lunch for the kids over the weekend.
Menu Plan this week:
Monday Meatless Monday Baked ziti, green beans and salad
Tuesday Sloppy Joes, french fries and sliced pears
Wednesday Rotisserie (or baked) whole Chicken, buttered noodles, cabbage
Thursday Chicken & black beans tacos with guacamole
Friday Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza
This is the meal plan for this week. I’m thinking of making this an every week occurrence so that I will always have my meals planned out. If this helps you plan your meals let me know. If you want a recipe comment below and I’ll try to get it for you! Have a great week!