Monday, February 6, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

Sunday- buffalo wings & salmon patties

Monday- shrimp sauteed in a lemon garlic sauce, rice, & spinach

Tuesday- mac & cheese 

Wednesday- chicken nuggets, mashed new potatoes & green beans

Thursday- left overs

Friday- out to eat

Saturday- honey lime chicken enchilada's & refried beans

Sunday- angel hair pasta w/ a marinara alfredo sauce, rolls, salad

Monday- left overs

Tuesday- out to eat

I am a BIG fan of grocery shopping with a list. I meal plan for the week (or in this case week & 1/2) and then make up my list. For breakfast, lately I have been eating special K cereal with fresh raspberries & a small glass of orange juice. I am trying to kick the Starbucks habit & limit it to only weekends or special occasions. For lunch I usually pack a peanut butter sandwich, cheddar sun chips & a little cutie orange usually with water as my drink. Chris normally has a banana or a Atkins protein shake. Hubby's weakness is eating out at lunch. This is where his "fun money" normally goes. Although he says its necessary for "networking" :)... I know he really enjoys it... eating out & "networking" that is. My husband likes to talk.... and he really likes to talk business. But that's neither here nor there. 

My point is making a meal plan is helpful in many ways.
1. I can create a clear & concise list of necessary groceries that I know most likely won't go bad. A list= a happier & shorter grocery visit.
2. We stay on our "food" budget.
3. I don't have to think at the beginning or end of the day what we're going to have for dinner. It's already been thought of. 

Hope you all have a lovely week.

xoxo Diana

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