Planning Life- One Week at a Time

Posts tagged ‘Meals for Busy Moms’

Back to School Blues

Back to school, back to life, back to reality. After a blissful of summer of relax and play it’s back to work. There is some time to play but planning out my week is still key to keeping my stress level down. Besides planning our dinners I also lay out clothes for the twins on Sunday nights. Pack my lunch and layout my clothes every night before bed. I’m not a morning person and leaving tasks to be done half asleep at 6:30am isn’t a good thing. I wind up without a fork, forget my water bottle, etc.

So here I am planing our meals again. I thought a little background on how I plan our meals might be helpful. The day I’m going to food shop, often Sunday, I take out a notebook I use for shopping lists and coupons. On a fresh page I list the next 5-7days of the week. I then think about that week. What is going? What nights is my husband working? Dentist appointment? Meeting at school? I make a few notes. Then I look at the sales flyer. Whole chickens are on sale, okay that’s good two meals out of that. And then I fill in. Here is this week.

Monday- Food shop, DH picks up the kids, Steaks on the grill, baked potatoes, salad (strip steaks on sale)

Tuesday- Kids are getting flu shots, running errands as a family, Dinner Out

Wednesday- DH works, Nacho Night!!! All the toppings, salsa, black beans, peppers, onions, cheese, tomatoes, avocados. We have a large toaster oven so pile it all on non-stick foil, and toast it up. (Tortilla chips were BOGO this week and I had a coupon!)

Thursday- DH works, Pasta with Creamy Veggie Sauce (recipe to come) huge hit, spinach is pureed in the cream sauce and the kids eat it up.

Friday- DH away, just the twins and I, Swai fish, rice, zucchini. I’ll make the Swai in a pan with some bread crumbs, olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon. DH doesn’t eat fish but the twins and I do so this was the perfect night to plan it. I have the fish frozen so Thursday night I’ll move it to the refrigerator

Saturday- DH still away, Brinner, breakfast for dinner, most likely eggs, toast, and fruit