So here’s how our meals work for us, in a nutshell.Breakfasts – Hubby and I switch back and forth. We both start our days at 9 a.m., and I know many couples don’t have this same blessing of not needing to head out the door at the crack of dawn. I do Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; he does Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Sundays we either fend for ourselves (except for our 3-year-old, obviously), or we grab something cheap and quick at our local bakery. The only rule we have for breakfast is that it not be the same thing two days in a row. So if I make oatmeal on Monday, he can’t make it on Tuesday. We usually have simple fare, like oatmeal, cereal, eggs, yogurt, fruit, scones, muffins, or pancakes.
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Lunches – Almost always leftovers from dinner the night before, and if there is none, we do sandwiches or quesadillas. Nothing fancy, nothing complicated.
Dinners – I plan these at least a week ahead of time; many times I’ll have planned the entire month at once. While I try to incorporate variety, most our meals come from the local produce market, with some meat here and there. Since it’s so expensive here (my grocery budget is double what it was in the States), I try my darndest to not make the meat the main part of the meal, just an ingredient. In fact, we’re talking about going semi-vegetarian, maybe only having meat once or twice a week, since it’s so pricey. We’ll see.
So without further adieu, here’s this week’s menu:
- Monday – very veggie red beans & rice
- Tuesday – carbonara
- Wednesday – chicken broccoli soup
- Thursday – homemade pizza
- Friday – dirty risotto
- Saturday – stir fry
- Sunday – jambalaya
So there you have it. For more ideas, check out Organizing Junkie on Mondays.