Monday, October 28, 2013

Menu Planning.

I've never been a big advocate of menu planning.  For just two people, it's not hugely necessary.  Plus, who knows what I'll be in the mood for on Thursday when I plan meals on Sunday.  But, I hate going to the grocery store multiple times a week.  So, in an effort to cut down on those trips and to save money, I've decided to give meal planning a whirl.  

Here's what's up this week--

Monday-- Baked Spaghetti.  
I saw this recipe on Amber's blog last week and knew I had to make it soon!

Tuesday-- I have small group at 7pm, so we'll probably be eating leftovers.

Wednesday-- We have dinner out with my grandma and parents on Wednesdays.

It's so easy to do pasta that I sometimes find it difficult NOT to make Italian for every meal.
If you've got good non-pasta recipes, send them my way!

Friday-- My brother owes me a dinner, and we are collecting on Friday night.  So, no cooking again.

So, meal planning actually turned not not to be too difficult.  Of course, it helps when you only have two days to plan for...


  1. Those meals look delicious! We don't really meal plan either. You are right, with two it isn't as necessary.

  2. Oh I can't wait to hear what you think of the baked spaghetti! you'll definitely have leftovers for tomorrow. Nate's mom just gave me a recipe for chicken enchiladas that I'm going to make soon because like you - I find myself making a lot of chicken and/or pasta.

  3. I find when I make a plan for weekly meals it makes the after work "what do I make" panic disappear and then cooking dinner that night is no big deal. I hope you discover the same :). as for non-pasta - you'll find lots of good stuff, I am sure. I'm from the midwest, so we like meat and potatoes or a casserole!!

  4. I definitely think meal planning helps out a TON. Less random trips to the grocery store, less eating like crap (unless you planned for it in your meal haha), and just less time wasted.