A Week’s Meal Plan

Published July 19, 2016 by lynn k scott

I am a working mother, wife, and an all around domestic goddess.  Ok, that last title is normally reserved for the weekend routine, but hey, I like the way it sounds, and quite frankly, I rock that title!

Being the only cook in the family, I am the one to come up with dinner ideas, making sure they are gluten-free and that my family, who are just a tad stuck in their dinner ways, will actually consume what is made.

I popped into the grocery store last night after work.  Ok, so I drove there and walked in, but “popped” sounds so much cuter, not to mention fun.  I wasn’t planning on spending much, and only went a tad over what I anticipated (go me!).

My daughter was with me, and as we were walking up and down the aisles, she said, “hey Mom…how about breakfast for dinner”.  Seeing as I would be starting dinner around 6:00 p.m., I thought that was a great idea.  So we had eggs, hashbrowns, bacon and toast.  Easy-peasy and I could crash early, seeing how I started my day at 3:00 a.m.

Then I caught a few sales and decided to buy the rest of the week’s meals

  • Monday:  Eggs and Bacon
  • Tuesday:  Tacos and Spanish Rice
  • Wednesday:  Grilled Pork Chops and Baked Potatoes with sauteed green beans and carrots
  • Thursday:  Baked chicken wings; half will be coated in wing sauce.  Served with rice.
  • Friday:  Grilled Tri-Tip and Scalloped Potatoes and corn on the cob.

Now all of these meals are homemade.  I don’t buy premade dishes, for the most part, esp. not at dinner.  As we will be home before 5 on Friday, I saved the longest prep dish for that day.  The homemade scalloped potatoes take a couple hours to prep and cook, but are so worth it.

It’s also nice to know how to plan different aspects my week, knowing how long dinner will take to make and clean up.  I am so pleased with myself, I need to make this a habit instead of a just picking a few meals for the week and winging the rest of the dinners we will need.

Advertisements

5 comments on “A Week’s Meal Plan

  • Good for you! You are correct I find it much easier when I plan ahead and have the items on hand. I also prep things I can over the weekend such as hearty veggies or freeze some for later in the week.

    Liked by 1 person

  • Leave a Reply

    Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

    Connecting to %s

    capturing the charmed life

    enjoying the sweet life as I home educate, homestead and settle into a smalltown simple life

    Fabulous Realms

    Worlds of Fantasy, Folklore, Myth and Legend

    Gem Of The Gym

    Helping You Live Your Healthiest Life, One Day At A Time

    Broken Unashamed

    Saved by grace. Sharing my life, heart, and soul through these words...

    Sprittibee

    Bloggy-Sweet Honey Goodness

    Best Dog Training Tips & Tricks

    Dog Training Guidance

    Kristen's Healthy Living Blog

    Exploring ways to live a healthier life

    Chris Beat Cancer

    A resource for healing cancer with nutrition and natural therapies by chemo-free survivor Chris Wark

    The Godly Chic Diaries

    GRACE FOR PURPOSE

    A Jeanne in the Kitchen

    I have created this site to help people have fun in the kitchen. Make changes, use what you have and what you like, and be creative. Cooking is supposed to be fun. Enjoy!

    Simple Gourmet Cooking

    Great Food Made Easy

    Elves Choice

    Holiday Bargains & Recipes

    Kitchen Insights

    Ideas And Recipes For Your Kitchen

    Cooking Without Limits

    Food Photography & Recipes

    Mom Life With Chiari

    sharing all things home, kids, faith + life

    Simply Splendid Food

    Food that people love and super healthy at the same time

    grieftolife.wordpress.com/

    Walking through the journey of pain and loss, one day at a time, with purpose. Holding on to the hope of the joy that lies ahead.

    Smart Diet

    Choose Weight Loss. Choose Health.

    %d bloggers like this: