I never can seem to follow a menu plan, but I finally think I stumbled upon something that will work. It's as flexible and totally flows with my energy levels -- complicated or simple. Here's what I've been doing.
Meatless Mondays Taco Tuesdays (this really means anything ethnic) Wacky Wednesdays (kid-friendly) Dirty Thursdays (non-clean meal of the week) Fish Fridays Soup Saturdays (using up all the leftovers) Roast Sundays
So, rather than specify specific recipes and meals each week, I just decided on categories. Now I can pick as simple or as complicated as I want based upon how I'm feeling. I also made a few lists on my iPhone listing out some recipes for each category, plus I have a few stand-by's that will always fit.
This week I've been battling a cold so I've kept it super-simple. Monday we had vegetarian tacos - a super simple recipe that I can whip up any time with what I have in the pantry. Tuesday I made enchiladas -- another super quick recipe that I can make out of what we have on hand. Wednesday for the kids we had spaghetti. Thursday I ordered pizza and fixed the hubby a cocktail. Friday I thawed out some salmon burgers and served them with peas and green goddess sauce .
Now that I'm feeling better, next week I'm hoping to try some of the yummy recipes I pinned . We shall see :)