I have never been an organized person, I am more of a on the whim let things flow gal but lately deciding what to make for dinner has become more of a chore then an enjoyable experience as it once was for me. I love cooking, always have so in attempts to get back to the enjoyable side I have decided to try my hand and making a weekly meal plan.
I have avoided doing this for quite some time now because my thinking was that it would take forever me forever to sit down and plan it all out but in reality it took me under ten minutes. I think I mentally overwhelmed myself by assuming I had to do it a month at a time. But doing it weekly I can handle. Here is what I came up with for next weeks menu.
Week of 09/17 Menu
Monday: Curry Chicken
I love Curry Chicken. It is such a simple meal to make and one that is never a disappointment. Even my kids love it.
Another simple dish. I let my sauce cook most of the day and by dinner time all the flavors have infused wonderfully.
Wednesday: Wild Rice Chicken Casserole
I haven’t made this dish in a while but as I sit here next to the open windows while it’s a beautiful 65 degrees out I just had to include a nice fall/winter dish.
Thursday: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Again inspired by the coolness outside I wanted a soup but nothing too heavy.
Waste not want not. I know not all people are leftover fans but I absolutely love them. It’s the perfect time to have a little bit of everything from the week and to make sure nothing gets wasted.
Saturday: Chicken Tostadas
While my husband is at work I usually leave the weekends as my easy days in the kitchen. And this is one of the kids favorite meals. It’s a win win.
Sunday: BBQ chicken sandwiches
This will be a new one for us. My mom used to make BBQ Pork sandwiches while we were growing. While my kids aren’t a big fan I thought a new twist might work. Fingers crossed.
My fridge and pantry are a little bare right now but luckily I do have a lot of the basics for these recipes so my shopping list will (thankfully) be semi short.
Now the biggest obstacle for me….sticking to it! Fingers crossed people.