Many people avoid meal planning because it’s about as much fun as washing dishes. But if you consider how much money a plan can save you, it’s almost like being paid to do a chore! Does that make it any better?
We are entering our busy season, so I’m trying to plan simple meals that are easy to make (or even better, slow cook so they are ready whenever we are!). It’s ball season, so we are eating on our way out the door some nights.
As usual, I don’t assign a meal to a night, and I plan for 2 weeks at a time. Because once I actually start this job, I’d rather do more of it at once than have to sit down next week and do it all over again.
To make it even easier, pair the meal plan with a standard grocery list.
Our 2 Week Meal Plan
- Scrappy Baked Oatmeal
- sandwiches (PB&J, Nutella, PB&honey, lunchmeat, apple butter)
- hard boiled eggs
Supper (with sides of potatoes, rice, noodles, and fresh cut veggies)
- steak (Here’s the story about why you keep seeing steak on a frugal menu.)
- bean burritos
- fish tacos with sauce
- grilled chicken
- big salads
- chicken with corn & black bean salsa in the crock pot
- roasted whole chicken
- ham & cheese sliders
- beef stew
- homemade pizza
- leftover casserole (using anything I can find in the fridge)
Our snacks and extras include
Those are the meals we love and the new ones we can’t wait to try this week!
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Do you meal plan one week at a time, or in a different way?