Weekly Menu No. 16

Holy crap, it’s already Christmas Eve! I haven’t even finished wrapping up the presents yet. But, I am happy to say that at least all the gifts have already been purchased, that must count for something. Right?

We’ve been pretty busy the last week between touring local attractions and the holiday season. But, we’re still sharing our weekly menu as we make the final approach on Christmas Day.

Why do I meal-plan? This is a question that I’ve been asked multiple times since starting this new feature on my blog. Well, it’s simple.

1. It saves time. With meal-planning, you know what you are making each night, so you don’t have to stress about dinner. Plus, it saves you time in the grocery store.

2. It saves money. We buy fewer convenience foods, eat out less, and it cuts down on food waste.

3.It makes life easier. No more last minute struggles with dinner options and worrying what to make.

Our dinner meal-plan for the week.

Monday: Christmas Dinner. We’ll be having dinner with our extended family. (I’m not making a dinner, so I didn’t include it on the menu)
Tuesday: Shepherd’s Pie
Wednesday: Chicken Strips and Mixed Vegetables
Thursday: Baked Potatoes and Salad
Friday: Pasta with meat sauce
Saturday: Ham, Mashed Potatoes, and Buttered Carrots
Sunday: Pork Chops, rice, and mixed vegetables

Of course, these are meal suggestions to encourage weekly meal planning. This is not as a nutritional standard, and you should feed your family based on your priorities and values.

We’d love to hear what you are having for dinner this week.

12 thoughts on “Weekly Menu No. 16

  1. I think the idea of a meal planner is really good. It eliminates last minute doubts and question on what to cook and what not to as the menu has been fixed. Hope to try this system at home.

  2. I also do meal plan weekly so I can determine what ingredients to buy in the grocery during my weekly grocery shopping. It’s easy and it saves time. Pork chops and veggies sounds yummy. 🙂

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