HELLO, HELLO! You want to know a secret, friends? I'm the worst when it comes to meal planning. THE.WORST. I try it, and we occasionally stick to what we actually wrote down and came up with! There have been numerous times when I have thrown food away because that chicken sat in my fridge for three weeks (stinky!) or those peppers on my shelf didn't quite get diced in time to use!
In an effort to make the most of our grocery budget and really take control of our diet (as in what we put into our mouths, not some crazy scheme to lose weight) I am teaming up with Jane from Taingamala and we are starting a weekly Monday Meal Planning Blog Hop! Our first one will be next Monday! I hope you come on over, see what I'm making, and share what you're making! I can always use ideas!
I'll be linking to the pins or books where I have found my recipes and I would love for you to do the same so folks can be inspired by your culinary genius!
Link Up Rules
*Link to ONE POST (not your blog url) with your meal planning for the week, or a recipe
*Spread the word with our button (coming to you in our first link up next Monday!) in your post or on your sidebar!
Are you ready for a little pre-hop meal planning? This is what we're having this week:
Monday: Pineapple Rum Chicken, fresh pineapple, salad
This one is an easy one folks! I'm just using some chicken thighs and some Spicy Pineapple Rum Sauce from Pampered Chef! I'll be cooking them in the oven, chopping up some fresh pineapple to serve along the side and fixing a Caesar salad to go with it.
Tuesday: Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers, Caesar salad, sweet potato tots (Alexis brand)!
|Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers, pinned to Not The Same Lame Dinner by Elizabeth, The Young Retiree|
Wednesday: Tomato Balsamic Steak, twice baked potatoes, salad
This one is a favorite in our house, and yet one we don't eat all too often! I marinade steaks in Paleochef Tomato Balsamic dressing and bake them. The potatoes are from Costco.
Thursday: date night!
Friday: Garlic Pork, salad, Bird's Eye Steamfresh Baby Broccoli Blend
|Garlic Pork and Rice, Pinned to Cooking In My Crockpot by Elizabeth, The Young Retiree|
Saturday: For breakfast on Saturday morning I have been making a delicious breakfast casserole from PaleOMG! I'm sharing it this week instead of our dinner (probably left overs)!
|Easy Breakfast Crockpot Pie, pinned to Breakfast Foods by Elizabeth, The Young Retiree|
|Italian Chicken, pinned to Not The Same Lame Dinner by Elizabeth, The Young Retiree|
It's as easy as that, friends! You can add pictures, but you don't have to! You can just share a recipe for one thing you're making during the week, or your entire week of dinners!
The link up will start next Monday both here and over at Jane's (but you only have to enter your link once)! I'm looking forward to all the yummy things you all are making!
PS: Can we give a super big high five to my friend and sponsor, Heather? You can find her blogging at Life Unexpected! She is in a photojournalism class right now and took those awesome pictures of me meal planning and grocery shopping for a project she is working on, which just so happened to work great with this series! She is a master behind the camera, friends!