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At this stage in our life, simple is best. I need to have as many decisions as possible made ahead of time so I can go through the day and not get caught up in little details. Having a premade meal plan is one way that we simplify.
With this plan, I try to always add a fruit or veggie for dinner to round it out a bit. We usually drink a cold glass of Maggie milk! Though homemade lemonade, water or smoothies might be offered instead.
We’ve been using this current plan for a few months, and I anticipate using it through the winter at least. We’ll probably switch things around in the spring if we’re getting bored.
Here is what is on our meal plan:
Breakfast=French toast casserole, Sausage links, orange juice
Lunch=Something in the crockpot or on delay in the oven
Dinner=Mac and Cheese with either hot dogs or hamburger
Tuesday (Sydney’s Day):
Breakfast=Pancakes and fruit
Lunch=Leftover pasta from Monday night or spaghetti with French bread and salad
Dinner=Oriental (usually a stir-fry, mandarin chicken, egg-fried rice, or egg-drop soup, but
if we have time, we do potstickers or egg-rolls or wontons)
Wednesday (Ellie’s Day):
Breakfast=Sausage sandwich and fruit
Lunch=Crackers, meat and cheese slices (homemade Lunchable basically) with carrots
Dinner= Mexican (enchiladas, tacos, nachos, etc.)
Friday (Jayme’s Day):
Breakfast=Omelets with ham and cheese
Lunch = Meat gravy, mashed potatoes and corn
Dinner=Pizza at Grandma’s house
Saturday (Will eventually be Simon’s Day):
Breakfast=Hash browns with smoothies
Lunch=Leftovers from the week or hot sandwiches (grilled cheese, tuna melt, etc)
Dinner=Whatever we feel like cooking! 🙂
For lunch, leftovers always trump. That way we don’t waste food. Bryan eats a lot of leftovers in his packed lunch as well.
Do you have a rotating menu plan? How do you simplify life in the kitchen?