Meal Planning – A New Routine….. Again!!!
Right the first step in our new budget and new routine is to get right back into MEAL PLANNING again.
We so often get caught in the trap of ‘What’s for tea? Dunno…. Can’t decide….. I don’t want that…. That takes too long’ and it always results in a last minute dash to Maccas, or KFC.
I know from past experience that when we meal plan we save a packet of money on food.
We feel better because we eat healthier foods and we have much less arguing over the meals and what’s supposed to be served.
MonsterSquad Dad has taken it upon himself to do a fair share of the cooking at Chaos HQ.
This pleases me to no end as I actually despise cooking. I get no enjoyment out of it at all.
While I cook when I have to and I do have a few signature dishes that I always make, I am the planner of our meal preparation team.
I budget for the groceries, plan the meals we are going to have and fill out a printable so MonsterSquad Dad knows what he has to use and prepare.
I like to plan for a month at a time, but while I am getting back into the routine, I will post my meal plan weekly!
Here’s what we’re eating this week. Mostly out of our freezer to save even more money!
English Muffin Burgers with Chicken & Cheese Schnitzels.
Chicken & Vegetable Pasta Bake & Garlic Bread
Buffalo Tenders, Nuggets and Chips
Sweet & Sour Stir-fry Chicken & Hokkien Noodles
Ravioli with sun-dried tomato sauce & Garlic Bread
I usually like to plan our breakfast’s and lunch’s too, but since we’re eating bits and pieces from the cupboard this week I will save it for next time!
What’s on your menu this week?
Do you meal plan?
How much money do you think you save by planning your meals a head?