I know that I have written about menu planning in the past. I looked back and it was just about 1 year ago... More than 300 meals later, I am still struggling with accommodating the various tastes and diet needs of the family living here now... the need for lower calories for the 50-somethings, the need for high-calorie for the over-80, the diverse tastes of the 20-somethings and the need for gluten-free options. In just a short time I can add, toddlers and preschoolers to that list too when the Uganda family returns to the US for a time.
So here we are, needing to eat this week, needing to shop efficiently and use my time wisely in preparations. Menu planning still meets all those needs and I know the week goes much more smoothly when I have a plan!
Here is this week's plan (main dishes) - If I come across any amazing recipes for the things on the plan I will post them later.
Monday - Chicken-Broccoli Pasta (rice for the gluten free)
Tuesday - Potato soup, wheat bread (or gluten-free biscuits)
Wednesday - Pineapple chicken and rice
Thursday- Roast beef in the crockpot
Friday - Take Out Pizza for everyone who can eat it or who shows up for dinner
Saturday - Options from the freezer
Sunday - Spare ribs/pulled pork, chips and other assorted munchies for the Super Bowl game.
Here's hoping that these ideas spark some creativity for you as you make a plan and work your plan.