Okay I didn't really know how popular this 30 days of meals would be. I have had some friends ask me to post my menus.
But, first, let me just say it may seem overwhelming don't let this discourage you from attempting. Even if you can't do 30 days maybe you might be a weeker like I was for so long.
I went back over my course of several months and I have been planning menus since April. This has been a tremendous help to me and my family. NO longer do I hear, "WHAT ARE WE HAVING FOR BREAKFAST?" "WHAT ARE WE HAVING FOR DINNER?" WHAT ARE WE HAVING FOR SUPPER?'
Some of you may be thinking dinner and supper, but down south that is what we call lunch- dinner and well dinner- supper.. I know we are a great group of people.
Okay so, back on topic, MENUS Arica....
I say sit down with your family and come up with some all the time meals. I didn't do this only because we have been making them for so long now that we all knew what nights we wanted certain foods, and with my hubby's work schedule this made things purtty convenient.
These menus will be in order from Sept 30-Oct 27.
I am going to set this up with all breakfast, dinner, and supper.
~~This was super easy, because I just repeat M-F and Sun. Saturday I like to do something different and everyone can put in their 2 cents..
M-Muffins ( I make chocolate, chocolate chip)
T- Grits, Eggs, Bacon (This is my hubby's day off and his favorite meal)
W- Oatmeal (I usually fix Steel cut oats, or I have a recipe for instant oatmeal)
Th.-Pancakes (I have my own recipe or this too, Brodie's favorite dish)
F-Cereal and toast ( I make my own cereal, with the occasional store bought box)
S.- I suggest letting your family pick it. It could range from cinnamon roll, omelets, etc..
Sun.- Biscuits (supper easy meal for before church)
I won't name the day only because that will be a lot of extra typing but they will go in order as the breakfast did. Something else I would like to mention. On the weeks that I have Syd and Ty I will cook more than when they are not with me. So, on the supper menu there may not be as many meals due to leftovers. This is Syd and Ty's week this week so the starting menu here they will not be with me.
Cube steak, rice and gravy
Steak and potatoes, Broccoli
Black bean hummus- co-op need something easy
Nana's--we do this every Sunday so I won't repeat it again.
~~Ty and Syd's Week~~
Salmon Patties, Cheese Grits
Spanish Rice with ground Beef
Meatloaf, Broccoli, Rolls
Cheese burger Mac
~~Ty and Sy's week~~
Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, broccoli
Cube Steak, Mashed potatoes
Cheesy beef and rice with mixed veggies
Eat out-Bro's game day
We eat a lot of leftovers, so again this will not be as long.
Hotdogs-Revival need something easy
Pizza--we eat this every wed
Hamburger Quinoa Casserole, Broccoli
~~Ty and Syd's week~~
Chicken pot pie
Steak and cheese Potatoes, Broccoli
~~T and S week~~
Pop corn Chicken
Eat out-game night
Every other Sunday night Bro and I will eat at nana's house, but on the Sunday's when T and S come home I cook.
Looking through you noticed a lot of repeat meals, this makes planning easier, only because I am not trying to figure up 18 different meals a weeks. Now, that would be overwhelming to me.
My goal in doing this is so that I only have to grocery shop one a month. There will be items that I will need to buy from a week to week basis like milk and orange juice. I hope like with eggs and other fridge items I will be able to get them at my local co-op. Oh, and fruit that is one that I usually end up going to the grocery store, but I have noticed that my trips and the amount in my buggy are becoming less. And. LESS!! is what I am looking for. If I don't have to go to the grocery store I have a LESS opportunity to impulse buy. And impulse buying can be bad or your pocket book and budget.
How are some ways that help you budget and plan???