Oh my goodness, I don’t know about you but I am so ready for fall. I LOVE summer, and all the adventures and fun that come with it. But there is something about the wind down of summer that gets me so excited.
I think you know what I mean.
Crockpot Meals. Early Bedtimes. An evening Fire. Did I mention Crockpot Meals?
This fall is going to be different for me as I will be working from home. I am not getting ready to go back to work as I have been for the last few years. So my meal plan is changing a little. I don’t have to make 25 freezer meals to prepare for the school year! I am just feeling like it’s ok to plan my meals and be a little more flexible, and that makes me very happy!
If you’re familiar with the way I meal plan at all, I like to make a list of the days of the month. I also like using paper and sharpie’s. I just can’t get used to digital meal planning yet.
here’s what it looks like:
and I just put this paper on the fridge! I also like to cross off the meal once I’ve made it! It just makes me happy! Plus, if a meal gets missed because, you know, we’re just sometimes not home at dinner time and that is life. Then I just add the meal to the next month because I bought the ingredients for it.
Let’s Get Started!
1- Taco Tuesday with Southwest Chopped Salad if you want something easy, buy the TAYLOR FARMS sw chopped salad. It’s amazing and delicious and we love it.
2-Spaghetti. Nothing fancy. My kids LOVE spaghetti. I will be making mine on spaghetti squash. LOVE THAT STUFF!
3-Bacon Cheeseburgers. My husbands favorite. He will be so happy. I will be having a cheeseburger salad. It’s so yummy. I take all my favorite cheeseburger toppings and just make a salad 🙂
4-Pizza night. So that’s what we do on Friday’s in our house. Sometimes it’s frozen, sometimes it’s take and bake, sometimes it’s homemade. Maybe I’ll even do English muffin Pizzas
8-1st day of School!!!!! Taco Tuesday!!!!
10-AWANA night!!! Leftovers!
13-Muffin Tin Meatloaf and Baked Potatoes
15-Grilled Chicken Tacos w Mexi Slaw
16-Beef Stroganoff (slow cooker!)
17-Awana Leftover night!
23-Lasagna ( will be doubling this recipe and putting one in the freezer!
24-Awana Leftover Night
There you have it! one month of meals! It’s so easy to meal plan! What are your favorite meal planning tips?