Since Brent has been in school and money has gotten a little tight around here, I've been trying really hard to be on top of menu planning. I started out with just doing a week at a time, but decided to bump it up to two weeks at a time to cut down on grocery store trips and hopefully stretch our grocery budget a little farther. We've done really well at that for the last few months, so this month I decided it was time to plan a month of meals out. I know a lot of people do this for their dinners, my sister included, so I knew it was doable. After planning two weeks for so long, it's actually been a pretty easy switch for me. The hardest part is planning a month's worth of lunches since Cal and I are home all day. Breakfast and dinner = easy peasy. Lunch = what do we eat??!
Anyways, in an effort to help myself out in the future, I thought I'd post our monthly menu on the blog (maybe by weeks though?). I have a Food I've Actually Made board on Pinterest where I keep track of recipes I've made and make notes on changes, but you're only allowed so many characters and some times my changes or ideas are a little more extensive than they allow. Plus, that's just full of recipe links, not actual meal plans. I also have a spreadsheet on Google Sheets that I make our meal plans in, and it is fairly organized, but in order to keep the spreadsheet neat and pretty I don't detail a lot of changes in there (I'm realizing this all makes me sound a little obsessive about menu planning, lol). I figured by posting my menu on here, I'd have easy access to our menu plans AND I'd have unlimited space to detail changes/gripes/ideas for next time.
So...COMING SOON...our monthly menu plan and (hopefully) a little update about our lives!
Until then, keep giggling!