Monday, October 31, 2011

Menu Plan In Reverse

I always enjoy reading Menu Plan Monday posts, it is inspiring and helps me plan our meals.  I've never posted my own though, because my menu plan is not quite set in stone.  I generally make a list of 6-7 meals and buy ingredients for them.  What I make on which day depends on if Ross is going to be home late, what I remembered to take out of the freezer to thaw, or how well behaved my kids are that day (meaning: are they going to let me cook a more involved dinner or should I just do something quick?).  This week I decided to write down our meals after the fact and post them, doh!  Of course by posting these, I can always look back and have a ready made meal plan whenever I need one.  :)

I started with Tuesday:
B- oatmeal topped with blueberries, yogurt, and brown sugar
L- homemade pizza (had soggy crust, needs to bake longer)
D- scrambled eggs with cheese, sausage, ranch potatoes, and smoothies (pineapple, orange, banana, yogurt)

B- pumpkin donuts (leftover from our field trip Monday!)
L- whole wheat muffins, apple slices
D- chicken tortilla soup, topped with sour cream, cheese, and avocado chunks, tortilla chips

B- bread with butter and honey
L- macaroni and cheese (with hidden carrot juice), grapes
D- BBQ meatballs, mashed potatoes, corn

B- granola bars
L- pretzel crisps, cheese, pickles, orange slices
D- baked zitti (with more hidden carrot juice), salad (lettuce, carrots, peppers, radishes)

B- toast with almond butter and honey
L- scrambled eggs, potato pancakes (with leftover mashed potatoes)
D- leftover baked zitti, green beans

B- toast with almond butter and honey (I'm all out of eggs!)
L- bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwiches, smoothies with kale, apple, and raspberries
D- pepper chicken, quinoa, and salad

There, are you inspired?  :)  Check out Menu Plan Monday for more inspiration.  and here too.


  1. This is a great way to plan! If I have a planning slump, I like to do this, because I can see what we are actually eating. Sometimes I will make menus that are impractical, time-wise, or we just don't feel like eating what I planned, so it is good to have some backup plans.

  2. I often plan meals the same way, picking a number of options. Then we can pick what we feel like. Our schedule can be so spontaneous so it works well for us.

  3. i need to get back to meal planning. i only plan our dinners, and am flexible like you. we usually do cereal for breakfast. my kids are probably bored. lol.

  4. Yummy meals. I always make weekly meal plans. And then I edit as the week goes on/if things change so I can go back any time to get ideas. I don't know what I'd do without a meal plan!

  5. Mmm homemade pizza is the best! And I love pumpkin donuts!! :)

    Stopping by from MPM