Menu Plan

I’ve been asked a few times lately about how I plan menus and what or when I cook.  I look at my calendar for the coming week to see what days I have to be gone early or will be home late.  Late evenings especially are normally in the crockpot.  Here’s what I’m planning this week:

Monday- Crockpot ham and beans and cornbread.  (I will mix up the cornbread as I put the ham and beans in the crockpot on Monday.  I’ll put the mix in the fridge and bake it when we are ready to eat.)

Tuesday- Carryout Pizza

Wednesday- We have a meal at church each Wednesday night.

Thursday- Crockpot meatballs, mashed potatoes and a vegetable (I feel like we eat mashed potatoes all the time, but they are my daughter’s favorite food, so I try to make them once a week.  I peel them and put them in the crockpot in the morning and they are ready to mash at dinner.)

Friday- Pork cutlets and vegetables

I will try to post my crockpot meatball recipe when I make it on Thursday.

This menu plan is a little vague as my daughter spent last weekend under the weather and I had a meeting every. single. night. last week which means I have not been grocery shopping.  I’ll be in the same town as Aldi on Tuesday, so with the exception of a few basics, I am holding off on shopping until Tuesday.

Breakfast next week will be eggs and turkey sausage most mornings.  Lunches vary depending on where we all are (and it looks like a few lunch meetings for me).

I try to keep it pretty simple!  Do you have any meal planning tips to share?

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