Good thing I"m using the blog to keep me somewhat accountable because it's now Friday and I had wanted my menu plan for next week to be done and... it's not.
Step one: Look at the calendar and figure out which nights we will be cooking/staying home.
Definitely Monday and Tuesday. Wedsnesday is dinner at church for Jeff and the kids and I have a work related function. Thursday I have Worship Team Rehearsal at church but if I plan wisely, we can cook an easy meal at home. Friday is Valentine's Day and I am not one to eat in a restaurant on that sort of holiday because places will be packed.
So it looks like cooking on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.
*gulp* I have to admit to being nervous.
I am forcing myself to avoid a rookie mistake. When I do get in the mood to cook, I go through cookbooks and Pinterest and get all inspired by dozens of new and exciting recipes. And then I want to plan a menu filled with never-have-I-cooked-it and never-have-my-kids-seen-it foods.
So I'm going to try my best to keep it relatively simple. I will have new items in the menu - otherwise Mama gets bored, too.
We have a good amount of chicken breast in the freezer so I am planning most of the menu to focus on chicken.
Monday - Homemade chicken nuggets, fruit (sliced apples, applesauce, whatever), salad (carrots for Zach)
Tuesday - Chicken soft taco night. Chicken, tortillas, all the yummy toppings. Using my Wildtree taco seasoning, of course.
Thursday - I think maybe a crock pot dish would be ideal. Crock Pot pineapple teriyaki chicken and an easy to whip up chicken fried rice.
Friday - I feel like I'm going to be tired of chicken at this point. I want a pasta night. I'm going to make Bowtie Lasagna, breadsticks, salad.
I'm going to cook.
I'm thinking I might share pics of my results. Look me up on Instagram... I'll be sharing my success (and failures).
Now - time to make my shopping list!