Welcome back to another week of weekly meal planning. For the last few weeks, I've mentioned my own struggle with coming up with menu ideas. The struggle is real people - it's so easy to fall into a feeling like you're having the same things all the time, which leads to becoming uninspired. Then enter - Real Simple Magazine.
The January issue had an article, "How Not to Make Dinner" that really inspired me. It gave me some great ideas for easy, healthy foods that my family will actually eat. In fact, three of this week's menu items were inspired by the article!
I've probably mentioned before, but I do have to make slight modifications for my kids. The oldest is pretty good as long as there is meat (teenage boys - right?), but the youngest eats about 6 things and I try not to stress over it and keep offering new things to try. It is what it is - you can't make them eat.
This week, here's what we have on our menu:
Monday - Roasted Vegetables with Shrimp and Couscous
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday with Rice, Corn and Guacamole
Wednesday -Pan-seared Dumplings with Cole Slaw
Thursday - Quick Kid Dinner/Leftovers - Mom's Night Out
Friday - French Dip Sandwiches with Chips
Saturday - Heart-Shaped Pizza
Sunday - Dinner at my Parents' for my Birthday
You may have noticed that I've added menu items for Saturday and Sunday the last couple weeks. That's because with colder weather, we are spending more time at home, and I want to have some yummy options available. Also, we are working to reduce our dining-out budget.
What's on your meal plan this week?
catch you soon -
This post is linked up at I'm An Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday. Be sure to check it out for more meal planning ideas and inspiration.