I cannot tell you how much it helps me to set aside a few minutes and plan in advance for all meals for the week. Usually I start by just jotting down items we already have (or meals I can make quickly from what we have on hand). If there's a recipe I want to try but don't have the ingredients, I'll put them on my grocery list (if they're fairly inexpensive) or watch for a sale (if they're more expensive).
This week, I have just about everything already from stocking up when stuff was on a great sale. I ran to the store tonight, though, for the red beans, frozen spinach, cottage cheese, milk, tomato soup, cheese, and a few other items.
Monday:Oatmeal & grapefruit
Baked potato bar
Roast, potatoes, carrots
Oven Baked omelet, oranges
Grilled cheese, tomato soup
Shepherd's Pie (from leftover roast), salad
Waffles with berries and cottage cheese
Chicken salad, grapes, cherry jello
Chinese Chicken, rice, coleslaw
Steak and cheese quesadillas (leftover roast)
Potato cheese soup, biscuits
Lemon Poppyseed bread, fruit salad, yogurt
Pancakes, orange juice
Spinach quiche, glazed carrots
Fish, baked potatoes, peas, cherry cobbler
Chili-Cheese dip, chips
snacks and leftovers
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