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Happy Meal Planning Monday!  I totally fell off of the meal planning wagon for a month or so.  It happens every so often.  But it never takes very long before I miss my menu plan and get back to making one.

Not because I love planning.  (I don’t!)  But because I hate choosing what meal I’m going to throw together every single day.




So I might reluctantly sit down to write this plan.  But I’ll be thanking myself a few times per day for the next 2 weeks.  That’s probably worth it.

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Our 2 Week Meal Plan

I’m going to stick with planning my meals 2 weeks at a time, for now.  I’m making my grocery store runs every other week, and it’s been working out well.

I plan a list of options that are available to eat in our home, but I don’t assign a food to a day.  I like to keep it flexible so I can choose a simpler meal on an exhausting day.

Breakfast

  • cereal
  • frozen waffles
  • bagels
  • toast
  • oatmeal
  • pancakes (for Saturdays)

Lunch

We do a brown bag lunch for everyone nearly every day.  Kids pack their own.  They choose a main course below plus a fruit or veggie, yogurt or cheese, and one junk food (chips, cookies, pudding, etc.).

  • sandwiches (PB&J, lunchmeat, nutella, etc.)
  • salads
  • hard boiled eggs
  • leftovers

Supper

I supplement these main dishes with a side of potatoes, rice, or pasta.  We nearly always have fresh cut veggies and sweet tea with our suppers.

Snacks and Desserts

  • Birthday cake of some sort
  • fruit
  • graham crackers (maybe even s’mores!)
  • ice cream
  • popcorn
  • cookies
  • Coca Cola Cake for my son’s extremely belated birthday party
  • Triple Berry Cobbler

Keeping our meals simple makes everything easier.  Planning, grocery shopping, and cooking are more fun when you don’t have to sort through overwhelming choices.

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What’s on your menu this week?  Feel free to leave a link if you’ve blogged about it!