Menu plan Mondays: drawing a blank
I have a confession to make. . .I am hitting a brick wall in my meal planning. I'm sitting here right now, with a completely blank calendar for the week. Nothing planned and no ideas. . .not one.
In my freezer, I have chicken, pork tenderloin, sausage, shrimp and ground beef. Plenty of pasta in my pantry. Just no inspiration.
Does this happen to you? How do you overcome it? I know meal planning helps us manage our time and money better, as well as eat healthier. It matters in our lives, so I do it. But some days. . .it's like pulling teeth, and this is one of those days.
So let's think this through together, and come up with a tentative plan:
Monday - Chicken cutlets, mashed potatoes & peas
Tuesday - Italian sausage with bow ties
Wednesday - Pork Ttenderloin, Julianne potatoes & green beans
Thursday - Quick and early kid dinner. Going to the circus.
Friday - Pizza night
Satrday - Trip to my parent's house
Sunday -TBD/leftover buffet
So there you have it. . .a plan. . .subject to changes and needing a few ingredients along the way. But it's a plan.
Hillary Chybinski is a crafty mom of 2 boys living the American Dream with her husband in the Philly burbs. This post was adapted from her blog, My Scraps.