One thing I have learned from moving to a small town with very few dining choices is how to plan our weekly meals. Not only are the options for dining out limited, but our grocery store isn’t exactly around the corner. Let’s face it, living in Columbus there were a million really good places to eat, and I don’t mean fast food, which I haven’t eaten for years. (Unless you count an occasional Chipotle burrito bowl which I didn’t have to pay for. Thank you Jessy!) If I didn’t feel like cooking after work, I didn’t. It was easy to pick up something good. Within about a mile of our old house, there was a very good Greek place, a great Cuban place and a little Mexican place that specialized in street tacos. The thing is, I can make anything as good or better than I could get at a restaurant. And it’s so much cheaper! The biggest challenge is planning what to buy and cook. I definitely don’t want to go to the store multiple times per week. Thankfully, I am a planner!
*Insert movie lines*
Edward: I hadn’t exactly planned this.
Vivian: Do you plan everything?
Vivian: Yeah me too! I’m actually… no I’m not a planner. I would say I’m a kinda fly by the seat of your pants gal, you know moment to moment. Yeah that’s me, that’s…yeah.
With that in mind, I have decided to share my weekly meal plans to help give you some ideas. I knew this was going to be a rough work week, so these are all easy meals. Leftovers were used for next day lunches.
Grilled corn on the cob
(Prep ribs for Sunday)
Glazed, oven-roasted sweet potato cubes
Lunch prep: Snack baggies of Cheese cubes and grapes
Broccoli bacon salad
BLTs on Rye Bread with Broccoli Bacon Salad
(Prep crock pot ingredients for Tuesday)
Korean Beef Tacos with Asian Slaw
Copycat Chic-Fil-a Chicken Tenders with slaw
Bacon, Egg and cheese biscuit sandwiches with hash brown potatoes