I'm very into meal planning...it saves me time, money *and* takes a lot of the stress & hassle out of dinner time each day. When I don't get round to planning, I always end up spending more as I pick things up as I go through the week, and dinners are chaotic!
I usually plan my meals for the week on a Sunday evening so when I stumbled across Mrs M's Meal Planning Monday link-up, I thought I'd join in!
With only a few weeks until I have to bare all in a swimsuit on holiday, I'm trying to be as good as possible :( So here goes...this is what will be on this week's menu for us:
Spaghetti Squash Casserole (assuming I can find a spaghetti squash somewhere...none in Tesco's this morning!)
Butter bean & chorizo stew
Kids: Pasta with pesto
Pork & sweet potato casserole
Grown-ups: Fish & chips at the school quiz!
Kids: Fish fingers & homemade chips
I try most of the time to make one meal we can all eat but hubby & I do quite like spice so I tend to sit the kids out of those meals. I don't plan for the weekend meals as we're never sure what we're doing so I just wing it with my store cupboard staples!