So, I think I'm going to start copying Steph and doing a Menu Planning Monday (although, she does hers on Sunday now).
I've been reading a new book. Actually, I already finished it and am now re-reading it for the second time a lot slower. It is an amazing book about being a wife and mother according to the Bible.
There is so, so much in this book that convicted me and that I'm beginning to put into practice. I will be write more about it and doing a book giveaway sometime in the next week, but for now I'll just tell you about the meal planning.
One part of the book talks about "lazy wives" who tell their husbands that they're too tired to cook or don't have anything to make, so they have to go out to eat. Whoops! Hit close to home. She said with a little planning you can make cheap, easy, healthy meals.
The last couple of weeks I've been planning my meals. I've talked to some friends about planning meals together and possibly making bulk meals for the month. I like meal planning, but I really like making food that is tried and true. I'll share some of my favorite recipes with you on upcoming Mondays.
I don't necessarily want to plan which meals I'll make on which days, so I'll just list the meals I'm going to make.
1. Tonight we had baked salmon with lemon and pepper, steamed green beans, and quinoa greek salad. The salad was delicious, Eric loved it! We'll definitely be making it again as a side to all kinds of meat and fish. Perfect bbq side!
2. Grandma Nancy's chicken enchiladas with green sauce, rice, beans, steamed green beans (we bought the Costco pack!)
3. Stuffed bell peppers
4. Grilled cheese and tomato soup (I love the easy meals!)
5. Chicken and zucchini
6. I haven't decided. The boys really like oven baked fries, so maybe hotdogs or hamburgers with that. I, also, want to make a calzone after I saw Mommy Reg's twitter about hers. Yum!! The last meal will either be pizza or out to eat.