Grocery Shopping and Meal Planning: January Week 1

One of my New Year’s resolutions this year is to better meal plan. Husband and I are quite guilty of eating out way too much and being lazy when it comes to meal planning. This often equates to us throwing out food. I hate doing that, and it really makes me feel guilty about wasting good food, not to mention wasting money.

We sat down yesterday and talked about what we’ll be eating this week. We planned 5 dinners. We only plan 5 because we always go out on Friday for dinner, and we like to be flexible with our other day, just in case. Planning 5 days is definitely a step in the right direction, regardless.

Here’s the meal plan we came up with this week:

Breakfasts: Bagels, eggs, smoked salmon, fruit, smoothies, coffee

Lunches: chickpea avocado salad, green salads, leftovers from dinners, sandwiches and veggies

Sunday: Beef roast, potatoes, carrots, turnip, gravy
Monday: Pork stir fry, brown rice
Tuesday: Shepherd’s Pie (using leftover roast), Oven Roasted Sugar Snap Peas
Wednesday: Fish and chips, salad
Thursday: Venison steak, mashed potatoes, carrots, Oven Roasted Sugar Snap Peas

Dessert(s): Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake with whipped cream – I’ll be making this today

Other: Homemade bread – I’ll be making this today too

Groceries we bought this week:
sugar snap peas
butter lettuce
pork strips
stir fry veggies
yellow cake mix
flakes of ham
vegetable juice
coffee creamer
cream cheese
laundry detergent
bread flour
baby cucumbers
coleslaw mix

Let’s see how well we can stick to this meal plan this week.

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