Saturday, September 20, 2014

Having a Plan

For many years, I have had a basic plan that helps make meal planning a bit easier.  The key is to base your meals on starches, carbohydrates, the things that give you energy to go about your business.  I will write more on this later, but for now, I wanted to share the plan we are working off of right now.

Most of these are easy enough that my older kids (14 and 11.5) can make them without much help.  And they are all flexible, allowing us to add whatever and as many vegetables as we want.

For example, Monday night is pasta.  So pasta is the base of the meal.  Last week we used spaghetti, an organic pasta sauce, onions, carrots, and our own garden-fresh zucchini.  Tuesday's dinner was my favorite slow cooker curry, served with rice and naan bread.  On Wednesday, it was minestrone with sourdough bread.

1 comment:

  1. I clicked on your menu and was amused (but not surprised!) to see that we share some similarities in our meal-planning! We usually have pasta Mondays and soup on Wednesdays and pizza Fridays. Saturdays are leftover days. We also have a beans/legumes day, like you! I'm not always great about planning a weekly menu, but things go SO much smoother when I do. The one thing I don't have any sort of plan for is breakfast and lunch. I may have to adapt your ideas there…. ;-)