For several months now, I have seen “Menu Planning Monday” posts all over some of my favorite blogs. The concept seemed easy enough … each week you layout the meals you are planning on making.
Summer has kept M and I quite busy and most of the meals we’ve eaten have either been prepared by someone else (pizza at my sister-in-law’s, spaghetti with my father-in-law) or fly by the seat of our pants (whatever was left over in the fridge). Needless to say my eating has not been as healthy as I would have liked it to be. So in an effort to regain some control over my eating and retain a bit of my sanity, I convinced M that we should try Meal Planning Monday.
Last Thursday, I sought out yummy looking receipes from a few of my favorite blogs/websites, reviewed the meals with M, figured out what ingredients we had on hand, and then what ingredients we would need to by, and then complied my shopping list. On Friday, I left work a bit early and did all of my shopping. M and I planned on 4 suppers during the week, 1 supper of leftovers, and 1 supper out (date night). With all that being said, here’s what we will be eating this week:
Slow-Cooker Beef Stew: I found this meal idea at Org Junkie .
M and I have not assigned a specific meal to each day, but rather will choose a meal based on what appeals to us at that time. Keep checking back for his/her reviews on each of the meals.