Well I've just decided I need to meal plan again. I made a plan for the next two weeks. I decided to give each day a theme, so it's not too much of the same. A while back my husband complained that all we were eating was soup, so I figured I need to try to mix it up a bit better. So I decided to plan for 5 meals a week and assume we might eat out or have take out two nights a week or we could pull out something from the freezer if money feels tight. So these are my themes:
Sunday: traditional american -- could be roast chicken, pot roast, meatloaf, pork chop or any meat and potatoes kind of fare
Monday: is casserole, crockpot or 1-pot type meals
Tuesday: vegetarian or meat as a garnish -- rice and beans, lentils, etc.
Wednesday: ethnic food -- ex. tacos or burritos, an asian stirfry or curry
Thursday: soups or stews
Friday and Saturday we usually eat out or visit with family and friends so I've left those open
I wanted a plan that was not too specific so that we could fit in all the different types of food we like to eat, but that still gave me a guideline so I'm not overwhelmed. So far i think I like this one.