Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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An Easy Way to Plan Meals for a Month

Do you have a hard time with meal planning?(yes!!!) Do you find yourself at 4:00pm still trying to decide what to fix for dinner?(yes!!!) Just having a really simple plan will give you the freedom of not having to stress over dinner all day. This can work if you love to cook or cooking just isn’t your favorite thing to do. At least it can relieve you of the pressure of having to over think dinners. Adjust it to what your family prefers to eat. If they like seafood or Chinese food put that into one of the days of the week. If you choose to have ground beef every Thursday, then you know you’ll have to thaw it out before you go to work or go about your day. Your family will also know what’s planned for dinner everyday so you won’t here, “Mom, what’s for dinner”. Or if you’re running late coming home, someone else can start dinner for you. Plan your grocery shopping around your weekly schedule. If you can get about five meals planned under every category you won’t duplicate any meals for 35 days. Here’s a sample meal plan:

Monday-Mexican: Tacos, Burritos, Taco Salad, Enchiladas, Fahitas, Quesidillas

Tuesday-Crock pot: Soup, Stew, Chili, Casserole, Stroganoff

Wednesday-Chicken: Chicken and Rice, Scalloped Potatoes and Chicken, Sweet and Sour, Cranberry, Barbeque

Thursday-Ground Beef: Casseroles, Spaghetti, Hamburgers, Meatballs, Meatloaf

Friday- Anything Fast and Easy: Hoagies, Hot Dogs, Grilled Cheese, Salads, Frozen Meals

Saturday-Meatless: Pizza, Tortellenni, Stuffed Potatoes, Macaroni and Cheese, Pizza Spaghetti

Sunday-Crock pot: Roast, Steak, Stuffed Peppers, Pork Chops, Ham

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