Menu Plan for Dummies (aka Me)

One of the things I need to do to make my life easier is to have a menu plan. I’m not a cook, I’m a pull it out of the freezer or fridge and pop it into the microwave kind of mom.

To help me try and be a little healthier and a little more creative I have created a simple menu plan that I can use each week to stop the panic I get everytime I realize it’s dinnertime.

Right now it’s just a basic outline I follow each week. Hopefully I will start looking ahead a bit more and planning each week out more. But for now this works.

The Plan:

Monday – Noodle Night
Tuesday – Finger Food (Hot Dogs, Fish Sticks, Chicken Nuggets)
Wednesday – Sandwiches
Thursdays – Chicky Night (Happy Meal Night)
Friday – Breakfast at Night
Saturday – Something Special
Sunday – Mexican

‘Chicky Night may be going away, you will see tomorrow  about that. But I’ve been thinking about doing a soup night, but Zane refuses to eat soup. We will see.

A Good Example

As a good example today is sandwich night so I made the boys Banana and Peanut Butter Sandwiches with Brocolli and for desert Strawberry Banana Yogurt with Strawberry Slices.

Peanut Butter and Banana

Strawberries in Yogurt

For me I made a Toasted Strawberry Banana Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Bagel. Which was amazing and easier to make than say!

Toasted Strawberry Banana Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Bagel

  1. Toast your Bagel
  2. Spread Cream Cheese on one side
  3. Spread Peanut butter on the other
  4. Place sliced banana on the Peanut Butter
  5. Place Sliced strawberries on the Cream Cheese side
  6. Squish it together and enjoy!!

Make Your Own Plan

How to make your own plan is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Figure out the meals you make the most: Mexican, Chicken Dishes, Casseroles, Fish, Hamburgers, etc. and categorize them.

2. Give each day of the week a category.

3. Write it Down!

What is your families menu plan? What is your families favorite night of the week?


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