Menu Planning lately finds me struggling to find balance between being economical, not horrifyingly unhealthy (most of the time,) quick and simple, AND keeping things fresh so we don’t get bored.
I don’t feel like I am doing an excellent job – often things are quick and cheap, but not very exciting or as healthful as I would like – or a dinner is healthy and inexpensive, but I find The Hub (and sometimes me,) less-than-excited about actually eating it. Rarely am I meeting all the criteria. 😦
Along with my preoccupation with all of that – I am now also starting to think of freezer-worthy meals that will actually make my life easier when The Cub makes his debut. Don’t get me wrong, I freeze practically everything – but it is usually with a focus on saving money, not necessarily saving time – I need freezer meals that do both, AND actually have The Hub excited to eat and me comfortable with the nutrition.
Argh!!!! I am open to suggestions and ideas in this endeavor readers.
In the mean time, here is what’s on the table at the Tree House this week;
Sunday – Build our own nachoes
Monday – Meatless Monday – “Binner” – Breakfast sammie sliders and homestyle hashbrown potatoes
Tuesday – Fish and Chips
Wednesday – Baked Chicken Fingers with BBQ Sauce, Spinach Salad with Oranges and Dried Cranberries
Thursday – Beef Stroganoff with Carrots and Peas
Friday/Weekend – Grilled Cheese, Chicken Noodle Soup
Lunches – All about the leftovers this week, practically every dinner will yield leftovers for both of us, and The Hub can break it up with some frozen packaged “lean” entrees I got a screaming deal on so he doesn’t get bored.
For more great menu plan ideas, don’t forget to stop by the Menu Plan Monday over at I’m an Organizing Junkie! This week I am skipping the Spirit of Power ”Close My Eyes and Click” featured fellow MPM blog (kind of) to mention this guest post from OrgJunkie highlighting how Tyra from Ucreate Foods uses a magnetic menu board to keep her menu planning organized. Nice!