37. meal planning

Creating a week or two of menus is a very fun challenge, for me. I love good food and when I plan in advance I am guaranteed to have several fantastic meals this week!

Here’s today’s challenge:

37. Create a simple weekly dinner menu. If figuring out what’s for dinner is a nightly stressor for you or your family, consider creating a weekly menu. Decide on a week’s worth of simple dinners, set a specific dinner for each night of the week, go grocery shopping for the ingredients. Now you know what’s for dinner each night, and you have all the ingredients necessary. No need for difficult recipes — find ones that can be done in 10-15 minutes (or less).

Here is this week’s meal plan:Monday
Lunch: Avocado-Provolone Melt Wrap (inspired by the tasty wrap called the “Guac” at Box Lunch)
Dinner: Green Chile Chowder (I make this with posole and Hatch green chiles – yum!)

Tuesday
Lunch: Frozen Burrito
Dinner: Beef Stew (I’m working late so the slow cooker will magically turn the CSA beef from 8 O’Clock ranch into dinner for my carnivore husband)

Wednesday
Lunch: Monday night’s chile
Dinner: Mediterranean Grain Salad (inspired by Martha’s recipe here)

Thursday
Lunch: probably soup
Dinner: Lentil Potato Coconut Curry (in the slow cooker)

Friday
Lunch: tba
Dinner: Vegetarian Tamale Pie (I make mine with polenta on the top but might try this version with a cornbread top instead)

Saturday
Brunch: probably Hawaiian-style sourdough pancakes or waffles
Dinner: we’re going to a birthday party, not sure what I’m bringing yet

Sunday
Brunch: Breakfast burritos
Dinner: tba

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