Here's an idea for the upcoming week of how our menus work:
Monday- cook something with enough leftovers for Tuesday. Monday is one of the more relaxed days in our home, so there is some time for more involved preparations.
Tuesday- Monday's leftovers with a new veggie if necessary (If there aren't enough leftovers this becomes Pizza night since we found a local pizzeria that sells $5.55 pies on Tuesday. This is also the night I work LATE, so easy is the game plan.)
Wednesday- cook something easy and quick: fish, hot dogs, easy chicken recipes, sausage and try for enough to have leftovers for Thursday. These are two more busy days in our home!
Thursday- leftovers or something easy, again!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday- We reserve these days for meals that require a little more prep. One night is often leftovers. I particularly enjoy cooking these days with my husband and sometimes the kids even help.
learned accepted the fact that I can not cook "gourmet" meals every night or even most nights and this is ok as long as there is balance in our meals.
What has menu planning taught you?