It's that time again. Yup. Meal Planning. We. Can. Do. This.
I am really trying to stick with this. It's not always easy but always so comforting to know what I am going to make to feed my always hungry family. So every two weeks I have been determined to sit down, look for new meal ideas and write them down on my 2 week meal planner. I am also sharing them here to give me extra accountability and hopefully give you some ideas also. You would think with all the resources we have at our fingertips it would be easy but sometimes it just isn't. I am hoping the more I do this the easier it will get! Here goes! You might recognize some of the meals from my last meal planning post because I am not going to make something new every night.
Sunday- Swedish Meatballs from Serious Eats
Monday- Basil Lime Chicken from Goodness Gracious. One of our favs! Goes great on salads or in tacos.
Tuesday-Sauteed Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce with green beans and rice from the Pioneer Woman
Wednesday- Beef and Mushroom Rice Casserole from Turning It Home. I used ground turkey and white rice and half chicken broth, half water. I also put in green beans instead of mushrooms.
Thursday- Homemade Chicken Nuggets and Mac and Cheese- my recipe:) My kids all time favorite!
Friday- Homemade Pizza my recipe
Saturday- Crockpot Carne Asada Beer Chili from Half Baked Harvest (I used venison)
Sunday- Crockpot Butter Chicken from Half Baked Harvest
Monday- Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap from Crem de la Crumb
Tuesday-Pesto Pasta - simply boil pasta of choice and add pesto. We like to add feta. Serve with salad.
Wednesday- Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana from the Chunky Chef
Thursday- Lasagna- usually good recipe on back of noodle box. I don't boil the noodles but bake in oven. Just be sure to cover all of noodles with sauce. Serve with garlic bread and salad.
Friday-Chicken Red Curry from Thai Kitchen. I kind of came up with my own recipe that I'll have to post soon but this is pretty close. Serve with rice.
Saturday-Honey Roast Chicken with peas and rice from Better Homes and Gardens
I don't know about you but after cooking all week I like a little break on the weekends. So we usually get doughnuts for breakfast on the weekends( don't judge me;P) and eat out for lunch. Usually subs from Publix and Panda Express. So with all the time I saved from not having to cook all weekend I try to use it to meal plan and hang out with family and friends. I hope these meals help inspire you to cook for your family but know it's okay to take a break from cooking too!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Do you meal plan?
Have you been able to do it consistently?
What has helped you to stick with it?
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