Ever since Kolbe was born, I've gotten into a good meal planning groove, more out of survival than organization but now that we are no longer in survival mode (at least not for another few months!), I really enjoy planning out the meals for the week. It is much easier for me to just look at the meal plan in the morning rather than spend all day scrambling to figure out what to make for dinner that night. Meal planning also helped minimize my trips to the grocery to one big one on Sunday or Monday and a smaller one later in the week rather than every other day or every day (I'm not exaggerating, it really used to be this way!).
I can't speak for it helping our grocery budget though...that is still very much a work in progress =(
In light of all that, I finally painted one of our pantry doors with chalkboard paint so that I could write the weekly meal plan on it and I figured why not share it on the blog? I'm always looking for new meal ideas so I love when other people share their dinner ideas and inspirations with me. I hope that by me posting this each week, you will be inspired to meal plan too, or at least try some of these meals. I will try to post the recipes as I go along, but if you want a specific one, just feel free to ask.
I would love it if you shared your ideas with me as well!
Sunday- Veggie Pizza (Here is my go to pizza dough recipe using White whole wheat flour)
Monday- Pulled pork, baked zucchini and eggplant sticks (from our garden)
Tuesday- Rice & Bean Casserole + salad
Wednesday- Chicken & Hummus casserole + homemade Naan
Thursday- Family dinner (Will explain in another post!)
Friday- Vegetarian Shepherd's pie + gravy (This recipe is vegan but you better believe I will be using cheese)