Welcome to meal planning Monday! If you’re one of the happy few people who enjoy meal planning, that’s excellent. Hopefully my ideas will spark some new ideas for you.
If you don’t enjoy meal planning (put me in this category), try to do it anyway. Future you will thank present you for putting in the work now rather than making all of those decisions day in and day out.
Life is slowly calming down at our house. Two of our ball players are done with their season, and the other two don’t have too many games left. That means I can calm our crock pot and sandwich routine down just a bit.
That’s nice, because it’s easier to use up leftovers when I have the time to both cook and eat a casserole. And that saves a lot of wiggle room in the grocery budget.
Our 2 Week Meal Plan
Breakfast: I had big plans for delicious breakfasts over summer break. But if I’m being honest, the kids are happiest with cereal or toast. Oh, well.
Lunch (with sides of fresh fruit, cheese or yogurt, and one junk food)
- sandwiches (PB&J, Nutella, PB&honey, lunchmeat, apple butter)
- quesadillas (The kids can make these themselves using our quesadilla maker. Gotta love that!)
- mac & cheese
- garlic bread pizzas
- hot dogs
Supper (with sides of potatoes, pasta salad, chips and/or fresh cut veggies or salad)
- grilled chicken x 2
- hamburgers x 2
- brats & metts x 2
- beer can chicken
- crock pot cowboy beans
- walking tacos (our daughter calls these “walky tacos”)
- crock pot ham and ranch potatoes
- homemade pizza
- leftover casserole (using anything I can find in the fridge)
We like to have an afternoon snack each day. We also have one in the evening either at a ball game or while playing in the backyard. Our snacks and extras include:
- fresh fruit
- graham crackers
- soft pretzels
- ice cream
Be sure to read my latest post on ways to save money on groceries. It’s so much more than coupons!
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