It’s been a little while since I’ve posted our two weeks of meals menu, and I always get great feedback from readers when I do. Therefore, I’m sharing our current menu plan with you today. Hopefully it will provide you with some dinner ideas and inspiration.
If you’re a new reader, this is how we generally try to plan out our grocery shopping every two weeks on pay day. We create a two week menu and try to stick as closely as we can to it. It almost never stays 100% on track, so we almost always have some carryover for the next two weeks of meals.
We have found that this is the best way for us to stick to a budget and to always have a (relatively) healthy, homemade meal for our family to eat together every night. It doesn’t always work out perfectly, but it’s better for us than not planning at all.
Sunday: Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots
Monday: Tacos *This lends itself well to taco salad or seven layer dip with chips for lunches the next day. This time around it was the dip, last time we had them, I did taco salads.
Wednesday: Pork chops and applesauce (homemade)
Thursday: Choice of hot dogs, hamburgers or chicken burgers
Friday: Pot luck dinner at Girl Scouts
Saturday: BBQ Ribs
Sunday: Dinner at friends’
Monday: Shepherd’s Pie (this was a ‘cook once, eat twice’ extra Shepherd’s Pie frozen from a previous month)
Tuesday: American Chopped Suey pasta bake
Wednesday: Lemon Basil Meatballs and egg noodles (this is from the make ahead meals Pampered Chef party that I attended in September)
Thursday: Dinner out, Girl Scouts are touring a local eatery, so we’ll be eating there afterwards