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.

For more inspiration or to link up you own plan, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie. You can also check out the other links over at The Centsible Life 365 Meal 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.


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