Well Monday is here again.
The beginning of a brand new week.
And this week is going to be a great one!
Why do you ask?
Because I plan it that way.
I always start the week by planning how I would like it to go. So of course I’m planning on a great week. It doesn’t always turn out that way, but I give it my best shot.
Planning is a big part of making things run smoothly through the week. Not perfect but smoothly. Because you know something is gonna come out of nowhere and put a wrench in your plans, but if you have most everything else planned it is easier to adapt.
I try to motivate myself to sit down and make a game plan for the week by reminding myself that-
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
(Thank you Ben Franklin)
So I do my best to at least have somewhat of a plan for the upcoming week by Sunday evening.
One of the most important parts of that plan is my weekly menu. It is definitely not anything fancy but just simply what is for dinner during the week. This helps me to make my grocery list for the week to use on Monday morning when I go to the store after dropping the kids off at school.
Planning my menu has really helped my weeknight evenings be much more productive and less stressful. During the school year, evenings are very busy with music lessons and sports practices so when we finally make it home after all of that running I don’t have to figure out dinner and hope I have the ingredients I need.
I have quite a few recipes that I rotate in my menu planning. A lot of them are for a crockpot (a busy mom’s best friend). Some of them I have memorized because I use them so often, others I do not. I try new recipes out occasionally and sometimes they get put in the rotation.
So I thought that I would share some of them with you. Hopefully you will like them and maybe they will make it into your meal planning rotation. I will (try) to post a new one every Monday.
We will call it-
Meal Planner Monday
Here is my disclaimer-
I am a down home comfort food cookin gal.
These recipes will not be found on the Weight Watchers Point menu. They will not be vegetarian. They will not be super fancy.
But they will be nutritious. They will be fairly easy. They will be economical. And they will be delicious!
I hope you enjoy them!
Have a great week!