Wow, I didn’t mean for my winter break to take quite so long! Between my husband’s broken leg, surgery, and recovery (which is continuing for at least another 10 weeks) and multiple snow days/delayed start days for school, I am really struggling to get back on a routine. So I’m starting with the obvious–getting back on a new year menu plan routine!
Whether you’re off your meal planning routine or want to get started for the first time, please join me. I am recommitting to my goal to feed my family healthy foods while sticking to our grocery budget. Here’s the plan:
To get back on track, I’m using my list of 30 Easy Winter Meals and making a few adjustments. Because my husband still cannot stand or drive, I’m doing double-duty on sports, errands, and everything! I have to avoid some of the stand-at-the-stove meals, replacing them with repeated slow cooker meals or relying on frozen convenience food (which is SO not like me, but I realize this is temporary). One good thing has been that my three kids have really stepped up with setting & cleaning the table, so now I want to give them more responsibility with choosing meals and helping prep the food, too.
So here’s my plan for this week, and assuming the kids will actually be in school all week, I’m going to take the time to prep an extra meal (some Spinach Stuffed Shells) to put in the freezer for another week:
Sunday–We were in a huge rush, so I just made some quick Bagel Pizzas before the kids had swim practice.
Meatless Monday–Corn & Potato Chowder and salad
Tuesday Tacos–Beef Tacos (already cooked and in the freezer), tortillas, black beans, brown rice, fixings
Wednesday–Honey Parmesan Pork Roast (slow cooker), baked potatoes and broccoli
Thursday–Chicken soup in the slow cooker, over leftover brown rice
Friday–Panko Tilapia (frozen, from Costco), baked potatoes and cauliflower
Saturday–Macaroni & Cheese and salad
What’s on your New Year Menu Plan?