Would you like to know why I plan my menu every week? You probably don’t, but I’m going to tell you anyway. I plan my menu every week because every Monday I strip beds, catch up all the laundry from the weekend, clean out the refrigerator, and do most of the major household and garden chores for the week, on top of homeschooling Jared, writing part time for an internet content company, and caring for our animals.
On Tuesdays, we ride our bikes to Palm Lake Performing Arts Center for choir and drama classes and do the grocery shopping for the week, on top of homeschooling Jared, writing part time for an internet content company, and caring for our animals.
Wednesday is a little lighter except that we go to church in the evening and every other week we show up two hours early so my musical son can practice with the middle school worship team...on top of homeschooling Jared, writing part time for an internet content company, and caring for our animals. Sensing a pattern?
Thursday includes a piano lesson and preparing for co-op.
On Fridays, we start the day at our homeschool co-op, followed by a quick clean-up of the house and a 4-H meeting.
At least one Saturday a month is dedicated to some kind of 4-H event, followed by church every Saturday evening. A couple of hours volunteering at church on Sunday finishes the week. And that’s just the highlights! Could you imagine my stress level if I didn’t plan my menu every week?!
By the way, if you are exhausted reading our weekly schedule, don’t be. I’m not. I love every bit of it! I don’t feel that any of these activities are a waste of time, and I have felt that in the past.
What does your week look like? Wouldn’t a menu plan lighten the load? What are you waiting for!?
Last but not least, Way to Go, Karen!! Karen commented last week that she is on 3 weeks of menu planning! Woohoo!! In a couple more weeks, it’ll feel like a habit that you couldn’t imagine not doing! Praying for your continued dedication to managing your home! Way to go!
I pray you have a blessed week with less stress because you created a menu plan!
Don’t forget to stop by Organizing Junkie for more menu ideas! If you’re looking for some new recipe resources, check out this Recipe Index Round Up.
Menu Plan for Week of 04/09/2012
Lunch of the week – Salads, wraps or leftovers
Fruit of the week – Apples, bananas, oranges, and strawberries
Monday – Ham, scalloped potatoes, salad
Wednesday – Sautéed veggies in marinara over homemade pasta, salad
Thursday – Jared’s Cooking Lesson: Homemade Pizza (he’s almost ready to be on his own with this one.)
Friday – White chili, salad
Saturday – Sandwiches and salads on the road (4-H event and letterboxing)
Sunday – Roast chicken, smashed whites, veggies, salad (Roasting in a cast iron Dutch oven outside. This should be interesting!)
Thank you for stopping by!
Grace and peace be yours in abundance,