Yesterday, I filled out this menu planner. Print it off for free here.
I drew a line down the middle of each day and planned two weeks at once.
I am feeling pretty good about my two week menu plan and grocery list.
I plan on going shopping today and I am going to see how everything lasts for 2 weeks, although I really don't mind stopping at the grocery store once a week for perishables, like produce.
Does anyone plan 2 weeks in advance? How does it go for you?
Also- I now pick themes to guide my planning:
Tuesday--Italian / Indian
Wednesday--Fish / Meatless
Friday--Leftovers (date night Mom and Dad)
Also--the sides listed are not set in stone. I do like to serve at least one veggie and one fruit with most of our dinners. My goal is to fill my boys up with nutritious fresh food and make dinner a happy time. With that in mind, I try to have at least one or two things each person likes on the dinner table. I will see what looks good at the store and what is on sale/ in season when it comes to sides.
As you know, most recipe I use are on The Sisters Cafe. If you can't find--let me know and will be happy to share the link or the recipe:) And please by all means share you menus and/or favorite recipes with me! I am always looking for new ideas!!
Two Week Menu plan
Monday: Beans and Rice, spinach salad, pretzel rolls
Tuesday: Thai Peanut Chicken, grapes, broccoli
Wednesday: Salmon, sweet potatoes, green salad with berries, rolls
Thursday: Sweet and Sour Chicken, rice, green beans, apple slices
Saturday: BBQ Chicken Pizza, salad, grapes
Sunday: Baked Pasta, quick and easy baguette, Caesar salad
Monday: Chili from freezer, bread sticks
Tuesday: Massamon Curry, rice, zucchini, orange slices
Wednesday: Minestrone Soup, muffins or paninis
Thursday: Burrito Bowls, guacamole, chips and salsa, apple slices
Saturday: Calzones, salad, carrot sticks, grapes
Sunday: Pot Roast, Potatoes, salad, broccoli, rolls