Monday Meal Planning!

Happy Monday!

I am sharing some goals for the new year this week and one of them is to meal plan! This is something I’m terrible at and seriously dread. But I’m vowing to come up with 3 meals a week – that the Mr will approve of, of course!

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It’s hard when two people have such different taste buds – he wants ALL the flavor and I like all the bland plainer foods. No joke.

So as to way to hold myself accountable – and in hopes that maybe I help someone else out with meals for the week – I’m going to share our tentative menu every Monday!  Sound like a plan?! I’d love to hear other people’s too as I ALWAYS need ideas 🙂

Last night, we made Mongolian Beef with Jasmine Rice… pretty good, actually so I’m counting that as a meal for the week!

Monday – leftovers (Mongolian Beef)

Tuesday – Beef Stroganoff 

Wednesday – leftovers!

Thursday – Crock Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup

Friday – BLTs ( or something pizza!)

A few things to note: We’ve never actually made Stroganoff but we have some sliced mushrooms in the fridge we need to use so we’re going to give this a try! I’m really excited to try the soup.. it’s been so cold here the last few weeks (think highs in the negatives!) so soup always warms us up!

This is just a start.. I’m hoping to pick healthier meals of course along the way but I’m just proud of myself for coming up with three meals in one week… #itsthelittlethings

We took our Christmas tree down yesterday, finally and y’all… we had a real tree and it was SO dead and sad! We had pine needles in piles and piles behind it.  I’m always sad to see it go but I’m happy to have a cleaner area over there now!

How was your weekend?! Do you like this little meal planning Monday idea?


11 thoughts on “Monday Meal Planning!

  1. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady says:

    It is a lot of work but during the week it can literally save your life- I am less stressed when we have our plan and the ingredients for the week. Last year, I was good with it from January until September and then I fell off the wagon- this year I am vowing to keep going ALL YEAR- good luck girl- you got this!

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    • happilyevergriedls says:

      Thanks for the vote of confidence – I need it! 🙂 January to September is awesome!! I bet you can do all year, easily! Totally agree about being less stressed for the week – this is our first week of it and it’s been so much easier!


  2. richardson4lisa says:

    I had to laugh when you said you like all the bland foods…Yep, you’re a Minnesotan. We joked when we lived there about them only liking white foods. Yay for meal planning. I use to be really good at that when my kids were little, but now it’s flying by the seat of my pants. I think partly because I cook so differently. More protein/veggie type meals and less casseroles (which I still would love to eat if my jeans would allow it…LOL)

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    • happilyevergriedls says:

      Haha! I’ve never been called a Minnesotan before! We moved here about 7 years ago and I’ve just always been a picky eater – I love me some spice but I don’t like any condiments. I need your protein/veggie meals – so far it’s been what looks good and easy enough on Pinterest! I need to work on the healthier stuff for sure! 🙂

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