For me, menu planning works best on the weekends. So today I'm getting together recipes and a grocery list. Some time tomorrow I'll go to the store. It's Menu Plan Monday on Saturday.
Last week I realized that I'll probably never stick to the plan 100%. Having the groceries I need and a plan allow me to be more flexible though. I can push things back a night if I need to take a night off from cooking. Sometimes we just do a frozen pizza or get take-out. Sometimes the kids will eat cheese and fruit for supper and hubs and I scavange for ourselves.
The menu plan has definitely upped the number of nights that we eat a healthy dinner together, so I'm going to keep doing it!
Beck has inspired me to make dessert, so I'm even going to do that tomorrow night.
Sunday: BBQ Pork Chops (the chops got put in the freezer last week when the wheels fell off), Corn on the Cob, Peach Cobbler III
Monday: BLT sandwiches. This is a selfish meal, because it's one of my favorites. The kids will probably eat cheese sandwiches and fruit.
Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan, Green Beans, Garlic Bread
Wednesday: Runza Casserole, mixed veggies
Saturday and Sunday: take out and meals OYO (on your own)
Hope that you have a great weekend and a terrific week!