I have always found it easier to meal plan. I buy just what I need, I’m prepared and I waste less food. Here is my meal plan for this week, including a few new recipes to try (#1, #2 and #3) and a few that I have tried and loved (#4 and #5).
Through experience, I have found having only 5 meals planned (as opposed to 7), is most efficient for us. It allows for eating out/going out/grilled cheese sandwich night because I don’t feel like cooking events, which in my world, are inevitable in any given week. It also means that I don’t have a ton of ingredients sitting around for too long.
1. Chinese Orange Chicken with Rice and Green Beans
3. Bucatini with Roasted Tomato Butter Sauce and a side salad
4. Wicked Thai Chicken Soup and fresh crusty bread
5. Autumn Chopped Salad with grilled chicken
I’ll let you know how I liked the new recipes I’m trying this week, as well!