To be honest, I'm not much of a meal planner. Even when I try I don't always stick to it because it doesn't sound good that day or I don't feel like cooking. However, doing Bountiful Baskets has held me to a bit a meal planning more than anything else has in the past. Probably because I never know what we're going to get (besides a giant head of romaine and bananas it seems) and I hate to see things go to waste. It also gives me new things to try that I wouldn't normally buy myself.
So here's what we have going on. I'm not going to list them by day because I know I won't stick to that order. Also, I usually make dinner Sun-Thursday, sometimes on a Friday and we usually eat out on Saturday and the Fridays I don't cook. Usually another eat out day is found during the week because I get lazy. Hopefully having 5 set dinner ideas will cut out the extra eating out day though.
Angel Chicken with mashed potatoes
(This is a crockpot meal that I made yesterday and it was AMAZING)
Steamy Kitchen's Broccoli and Beef
Crockpot BBQ Chicken and potato salad
Roasted Vegetable Minestrone adapted from Pioneer Woman
Sunday I also made this:
Seriously, it tasted just like Chilis and I LOVE their queso. I'm not going to lie when I said screw the 20 minute simmer, it's hot enough and devoured half a bag of chips while I stood over the stove. Then to tell myself I couldn't JUST eat chips and queso for lunch, I made a baked potato and topped it with queso. Don't judge me.