My wonderful husband has long been requesting that I make a family meal plan again like I used to. Meal planning makes grocery shopping easier, saves money by reducing food waste, and eliminates the need for anyone to ask the question: “What’s for dinner?”
Then, a recent visit from my friend L.T. led to a discussion about how I used to use the kids pocket calendar for our family meal plan.
Finally, my friend and fellow blogger, L.R. from Returning to Paradise mentioned an idea that I think is really great. She thought of 20 easy suppers to rotate through during the school year for her meal planning.
I try to notice when I get similar sounding information from different sources. I try to pay attention to those times and do whatever the repeated “thing” is. Twenty easy suppers seems potentially do-able so here goes nothin’…
- Spaghetti, salad, French bread
- Bean and rice burritos
- Homemade double-decker tacos
- Sweet potato and black bean enchilada casserole
- Baked potatoes, chili and broccoli
- Chili, cornbread and broccoli (😂 pretty similar to #5, I know)
- Italian lentil casserole
- Soup and bread
- Lasagna (never mind that I’ve only made lasagna like twice in my life, it seems like a good idea 🤣)
- Cheesy pasta and broccoli
- Shredded chicken & slaw sandwiches
- Brenda’s vegetarian meatballs, cous cous and salad
- Sweet potatoes, quinoa and black beans
- Naan, hummus, and salad
- Caprese salad (orzo pasta, pesto, spinach, olives, tomatoes, feta)
- Pizza – Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n Bake (😂 does this one count?)
- Baked penne casserole
- … hmm… 20…. well… I got pretty close anyways…
👩🍳 👨🍳 Do you have a favorite quick & easy supper that’s not on my list? I would love your help with this meal planning project!