Happy Monday! Did you squeeze your menu planning in over the weekend? I snuck mine in before we headed out for some friend fun. I’m glad I did! But, when I was menu planning, I discovered the super simple tip for making meal planning oh so easy.
I asked my husband what his schedule was for the week.
You’re probably thinking “Silly Katie. You don’t do that already?” and obviously the answer to that is no. I generally have an idea of his schedule, but I don’t have access to his primary work calendar where he keeps appointments and meetings. The last few weeks I’ve gone to the effort of preparing elaborate meals, only to find out he’s not coming home until 8:00 pm. OR pack a lunch for him, and find out he actually doesn’t need a lunch.
Yesterday, he sat down for 5 minutes with me, looking at his calendar. I was able to then easily plug in easy dinners on nights when he was working late, and note to not make him lunch on Tuesday.
So simple. But makes menu planning so easy. When you know what’s going on for the week, you can plan smart.
On the menu this week is a favorite Indian cashew curry! I also pulled out a cookbook to try out. I grabbed The French Market Cookbook by Clotilde Dusoulier. It’s a French vegetarian cookbook, with recipes grouped by season. Looking forward to trying out the Mushroom + Chive Quiche with an Olive Oil tart dough.
Normally, by the end of the month I’m sharing my favorite new Pinterest recipes. But I didn’t get a chance to try anything new. Oops! But my friends over at Come Home for Comfort, Polka-Dotty Place and Wife Mommy Me are sharing theirs! So swing over and check it out!
Anyway, here’s this week’s menu:
Plain Greek Yogurt topped with Honey, Fruit + Granola
Breakfast Tacos with Black Beans, Feta + Pico de Gallo
Steel Cut Oatmeal
Making another batch of Harvest Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad to eat all week. I swapped out the quinoa for lentils and added diced apple and it was AMAZING!!
Need more ideas for dinner?
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