Monday, January 5, 2015

Menu Plan Monday - Week #1

This is the first full week of the new year and I have been so excited to knock the dust off this blog and get involved again. The month of December didn't go exactly as planned - sickness, hospital stays and unplanned surgeries rocked our house, on top of the holidays. To say we are glad to yell goodbye to 2014 is an understatement! We made a lot of great memories in 2014 but it was a very stressful year as well. Time to start fresh and get control of our life and house again.

One thing that we use to do all the time was meal plan. Over the past few months, I simple got out of the habit of meal planning and going grocery shopping on Sundays in general. During the week we would race around after work trying to figure out what we were having for dinner. It made our work weeks stressful and hectic. My husband hated the 3:20pm text that only said "Dinner?". It wasn't working. One of the greatest things we are bringing back in 2015 is Menu Plan Monday! 


Monday: Pepper Jack Chicken Bake over Rice
 courtesy of Pinterest - I will let you all know how this turns out
Tuesday: Chicken Alfredo with Garlic Bread
Wednesday: Crock pot Ham & Potato Soup
Thursday: Tacos & Rice
Friday: Pork Chops, Baked Potatoes and Green Beans
Saturday: Left overs

My breakfast for the week will include oatmeal and fruit or a slice of banana nut bread with fruit. My husband, if he decides to eat anything, will either be a banana or a sausage, egg and cheese muffin. My son will eat breakfast at daycare since he normally gets there around 7:15am.

My lunch for the week will include turkey or tuna sandwiches, pretzels, fruit cup and a yogurt. The Mr. will eat either a ham and cheese or a bologna and cheese sandwich, chips, fruit snacks, crackers and a yogurt. We both normally eat out for lunch on Friday.

Excited to see how much money and time this saves us during the week since we are starting with a plan. I am linking up with Org Junkie, so hop on over if you are looking for additional meal ideas!

Do you meal plan? If so, what is on your menu for this week?