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Meal Planning: Save Your Brain for Other Things, Make a Meal Plan!

Posted By Jessica Fisher On May 23, 2010 @ 3:55 pm In Good Eats,Meal Planning | 8 Comments

[4]Poblano Chile Enchiladas [5]

This month has just flown by! I cannot understand where the time went. I’m thankful to have had a monthly meal plan [6]. I’m not sure where I would find the brain cells to store ideas if this weren’t for writing it down.

If you don’t regularly write a weekly or monthly meal plan, try it out this week. I think you’ll be glad you did.

(You can download a weekly menu/grocery grid [7] or a monthly planning sheet [8] to help you.)

Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

23. Hot Dogs with Homemade Buns [9], Pasta Salad [10], Veggies and Dip

24. Pizza Sub Sandwich – a freezer cooking experiment. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

25. Beef Tacos, Fruit Salad [11] [11]- The taco meat [12] is already to go, stored in the freezer with a bag of shredded cheese. Add shells and other toppings, stir up a fruit salad. I like mine layered [11].

26. Grilled Chicken [13], Home Fries, Salad, Cornbread – The chicken is marinated and ready to go in the freezer. The sides are all easy ones, especially the Cornbread that’s from a homemade mix.

27. Birthday Dinner – It’s my party and I’ll have Poblano Chile Enchiladas [5] if I wanna.

28. Pizza [14] and ChiChi’s Salad [15] – The sauce [16], cheese, and other toppings are all prepped and ready to go in the freezer.

29. Baked Chicken, Green Salad, Rolls – The chicken is prebaked and frozen. Rolls and Green Salad are easy side dishes.

What are you having?

Don’t forget to visit I’m an Organizing Junkie [17] for more meal planning inspiration.


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[5] Poblano Chile Enchiladas: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/05/poblano-chile-enchiladas-and-an-ultimate-recipe-swap.html

[6] a monthly meal plan: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/05/meal-planning-may-already.html

[7] a weekly menu/grocery grid: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/02/meal-planning-organizing-your-menus-and-groceries-together.html/menus-grocery-list

[8] a monthly planning sheet: http://lifeasmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Monthly-Meal-Plan.pdf

[9] Homemade Buns: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/07/homemade-hot-dog-buns.html

[10] Pasta Salad: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/05/summer-salad-triumvirate.html

[11] Fruit Salad: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/08/layered-fruit-salad.html

[12] taco meat: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/pinto-beans-taco-meat-and-roasted-garlic-mashed-potatoes.html

[13] Grilled Chicken: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/chicken-in-marinades.html

[14] Pizza: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/07/basic-homemade-pizza.html

[15] ChiChi’s Salad: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/10/chichis-italian-salad.html

[16] sauce: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/homemade-croutons-shredded-chicken-and-red-sauce.html

[17] I’m an Organizing Junkie: http://orgjunkie.com/category/menu-plan-monday

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