The hardest part of meal planning for me is actually writing out the meal plan. Once it’s there, I can follow it pretty easily because I know what ingredients to set out for the next day’s dinner. There are times when I do swap days because some days I run out of time and need something quick and easy, but the great thing about using the meal plan is that I already have some choices planned, and I don’t have to search.
This week is a bit chaotic because I’ve started back to school teaching composition classes. Therefore, everything is pretty quick and easy.
Pumpkin Spice Bread
Roast beef sandwiches
Monday – Denise's Black Beans with brown rice
Tuesday – Pasta with marinara sauce, Authentic Italian Meatballs, and sweet peas
Wednesday – Crockpot chicken with yellow squash, potatoes, green peppers, and onions
Thursday – Pork sirloin, spinach, and baked sweet potatoes
Friday – BLT’s on homemade bread
Saturday – Eat out at Cici’s in Sherman
Sunday – Southwestern turkey burgers with sweet potato fries
I also plan to make a batch of Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Cookies. I have modified the recipe to use 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup bread flour, 2 cups of oats and 2 cups of chocolate chips. They are amazing! And oatmeal is great for breastfeeding mommies as it helps to increase milk production!