So today I am taking you inside my mind #itscrazyinthere and giving you a peak into how I meal plan and grocery shop for our family of 5. As a mom, I have to have a plan or that hour before dinner is a hot mess express of hangry children and a tired momma! Amen?
We don't do a big and fancy meal every night of the week but we do eat at home almost every single night. We got into that habit last year when we were paying double taxes (no we didn't forget). We built our home and so it takes a while for your assessment to change and when it does, your escrow account has to catch up ;). SO there you have it. Now going out to dinner is more of a treat for our family!
Enough of that...you know the drill, grab your favorite caffeinated beverage and let's get this Monday party started.
Now that I covered HOW I make my grocery list, my love for Wal-Mart grocery pick-up. I do shop at Aldi too (you can read my love of Aldi here). I will share my go to grocery items every single week. Feel free to download this graphic and have at ready when you make your grocery list. #laminateit (I laminate everything #teacherproblems).
The nice thing about Wal-Mart Grocery #nothisisnotsponsored, is that it remembers frequently purchased items which is what I referenced when I made this handy dandy graphic ;).
Every week as I meal plan I also check my pantry list (graphic above -- feel free to save and print).
So now that we have the staples on the list, the next step is to make a meal plan, like I referened in the video, I keep all my past weekly meal plans so I know what I have made and it gives me ideas for the week I am planning for. I generally plan for 5 meals because there is always leftovers and frozen pizza ;).
Making some chili...
Here we go my 25 meals for February...
Lasagna, garlic bread and salad (I buy the stuffers frozen lasagna)
French Dips with chips and fruit (crockpot roast meat)
Rotisserie Chicken Salad pitas (chicken, pecans, grapes, celery and mayo to taste)
So there you have it, a recap of everything we ate in February and now that I have been perusing my pinterest boards, I have inspiration for next month. Many of these meals are super easy, because this momma is not a gourmet chef #somedaymaybe #notlikely.
What's on your meal plan, do you have a fan favorite recipe. Please share so I can try it in March :)
Until next time keep on smiling and keep on keeping on!