Monday, May 18, 2009
Menu Plan Monday and New Meal Rotation
My schedule has really changed lately and in trying to bring some kind of order and simplicity to my meal planning, I've written up a simple meal rotation for breakfast and supper that I will follow every week.
I've been following the breakfast schedule for several days and really like it! We had been eating a whole lot of cold cereal because of lack of planning ahead and this schedule should help with some of that.
Several years ago, I made up a supper meal schedule. I've mostly gotten away from it over the past few years except for "breakfast for supper" on Saturday nights. I've pretty well held to that and plan to continue to do so. I love to cook and try new recipes so this is a themed meal plan that still allows me lots of flexibility.
As always these plans are not set in stone. I will change these from day to day as it all falls into place.
Sunday-yogurt/cottage cheese, fruit, toast
Monday-eggs, toast, fruit
Thursday-eggs, toast, fruit
Friday-muffins/baked goods, smoothies
Saturday-cold cereal, fruit
Lunches- Leftovers or something very quick and easy.
Supper Rotation:Summer Edition(I'll tweak it accordingly for fall and winter.)
Sunday- whatever!(snack foods, salads, leftovers, etc.)
Monday-eat at church meeting most weeks(I usually take something for the meal but don't cook a whole meal on this night.)
Tuesday-stir fry/skillet dish/ casserole
Wednesday-quick and easy
Friday-picnic date night
Saturday-Breakfast for supper
Without further adieu, here's my supper meal plan for the week:
Sunday- cheese grits
Monday-church meeting(I'm taking leftover corn muffins and coleslaw from Sundays lunch.)
Tuesday- red beans and sausage with rice (Cook extra beans and rice to freeze.)
Wednesday- hot dogs, carrot sticks, grapes
Thursday- Rotisserie-style chicken(crockpot), mashed potatoes**, gravy, green beans
Friday-chicken salad sandwiches, tortilla chips, veggies, dessert
Saturday- pancakes, scrambled eggs
**denotes ready made freezer item
For more menu planning inspiration, visit Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday!