Gluten-Free Menu Plan for the Week of February 8, 2015
I hope that this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Plan will encourage you to plan your menus in the future. I have found that when I plan my meals not only does the week seem to work better, it also helps to bring variety to our meals as well lower food costs.
If I ask my family what they want for dinner, I’ll usually get a very small list of suggestions… Generally something like spaghetti, meat loaf or hamburgers. I think they’d get tired of that short list really fast! So, I try to help them out.
Planning helps me combine what they want with what I know they need AND it helps me avoid going shopping again mid-week when I discover 4 or 5 things that I forgot to buy.
If I can make do with what is in my kitchen, I’m happier, but having everything that I need is much better. A good plan helps me do that; and do it well! 😉
For instance, if I make a stir-fry one day that uses every fresh/frozen vegetable in my refrigerator, it may taste terrific but then I won’t have any fresh veggies for the next day when I may need some shredded cabbage to go with my meatballs and sauce. You can see below just such a possibility in Day 6 and Day 7 – Chicken Stir-Fry one day and Meatballs with Sauce the next.
When I plan properly, I spend less time shopping for and preparing meals… And that gives me more time for other things.
The plan is not the ultimate taskmaster. Rather, it is a tool that helps things run better ALL week.
If you haven’t tried making your own menu plan, give it a shot. You will be surprised at how easy it can be. But, until you get to the place that you can do that, use mine each week.
Here’s this week’s menu plan.
Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday