But now we have moved away out into the farm land and there are fewer grocery options. So I have been trying to plan my trips out better, so I don't waste gas and resources.
And thus, I have begun to menu plan, again.
I have had one successful menu plan- for the last two weeks I picked out six meals and I have just finished them all. (We ate out a few times and had to deviate from the plan for some vegan dinner guests, and we ate at his parents' house once or twice.) But regardless, I planned six meals, and we ate all six meals. Now I feel confident I can try again. Hopefully, telling with world will keep me even more accountable.
Additionally, with my first success, I think I finally figured out the benefit to the menu plan. I look at the ads, I look through some food magazines, I find what I can make with what is on sale, I buy that stuff. And then I am done. I have everything needed to make five meals and no excuses. And no temptations (Target) 4 minutes away . . .
I am still too rebellious to place food on certain days, so I have just planed out five meals and will pick and choose from those on each day.
So here is my Menu Plan for the week (or maybe two):
- Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Feta
- Red Beans with Sausage
- Side: Buttermilk Cornbread
- Tomato and Shrimp Pasta with Feta
- Creamy Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli
- Homemade Pizza
Can you tell what was on sale this week? If you guessed sausage and feta- you would be correct!
Check out more menu plans here.
(P.S. I would like to thank the Presidents for this wonderful day off.)