How much do you plan your meals for the week?
Because we're on a budget, I try to plan my meals, starting first with the sale flyer from the grocery store, then by what I have in the pantry, or the freezer, and then, by our schedule for the week.
It is sometimes extremely HARD.
Sometimes we're so busy, finding time to even make a quality meal is ridiculous! I don't want to just rely on cereal or sandwiches all the time. Everyone gets tired of that.
This week is somewhat better as far as events go. Only 3 nights out of the 5 we have something going.
So, I decided to share with you some things I've tried and we're having again this week, and two new things I'm going to attempt to make.
Tonight, we had Grace's sports banquet, so I made my Corn Chowder soup last night (to warm up), and these hot ham and cheese sandwiches tonight.
They were good.
Usually I just make ham and cheese sandwiches and wrap them in foil and warm them in the oven...these had a sauce to die for. The recipe is here.
On Sunday for Superbowl Sunday, since we usually go low key on our meals (and after Grace and I get back from a baby shower...) I want to try these homemade pretzels. I've never made homemade pretzels before, but this recipe seems quite easy.
We've had this honey crockpot chicken before...(recipe here) and it's delicious.
I don't know, maybe I'm making the meal planning thing too hard...maybe you have a better way. Share with me please.
Help me out.
Thinking of new and different things all the time is wearing me out.
Sure, we have our standbys. We usually have tacos quite often, or a roast in the crockpot, or breakfast at night, or even pizza.
I use Pinterest.com to break up the monotony of my menu. I'm also trying to cook in a healthful way without a bunch of preservatives.
I still need help. I still need your knowledge and your great recipes.
Point me in the right direction.
I'm begging you.