Meal planning isn’t difficult, however, having a system helps. You need to be somewhat organized and a bit patient. I base my meal plans on the local sales even when they don’t mesh with the recipes I have in mind. Sometimes I spring for the ingredients anyway, but I often put that meal on hold until the item does go on sale. If your week is really busy, pasta, burgers, and even breakfast for dinner are options. Get creative and have fun. Meal planning really can alleviate much of the stress of busy families and mealtime.
I meal plan on Wednesday because Tuesday is when the ads come out for my local grocery stores. Use what day works best for you.
Wednesday: It’s St Patrick’s Day, and we’ll be having our traditional Corned Beef and Noodles with Cabbage as well as some Irish Soda Bread
Thursday: Chicken Fettucine Alfredo with Broccoli
Friday: Tuna Casserole with Peas and Carrots
Saturday: Monte Cristo Sandwich
Monday: Fried Chicken, Seasoned Potato Wedges, Green Beans
Tuesday: Tamale Pie
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