Now on week 6 of our rotating year long meal plan I can say this has definitely made my nights easier, and allowed me to get more creative in the kitchen. Not having the stress about what to cook at 5pm saves me time and energy, as well as lots of frustration.
You can create your own rotating menu plan by downloading my menu plan templates which includes a handy grocery list template.
While this week includes Valentine’s Day I’ll still be cooking at home. We never go out on Valentine’s Day because it’s crazy overpriced, and instead find other times to celebrate with the same sentiment. Besides after a full day of work + kids all I want is a fire, some funny TV, and my hubby to sit with on our big couch.
First, let’s recap some changes I made to last week’s menu.
Monday: Bone-in chicken breasts, rice, buttered green beans, cornbread
I didn’t have time for the cornbread, so we skipped it and I added some sliced fruit.
Tuesday: Gluten-free pancakes, bacon (drool), fruit salad, smoothies
I used Bob’s Red Mill pancake mix. 3 out of 4 kids approved. Since it was freezing out we skipped the smoothies in favor of fresh orange juice.
Wednesday: “Mix Night”nacho chips, tacos, tortillas, taco beef, leftover chicken, and lots of sides.
I know it’s boring, we do it every week, but it’s my favorite meal since it’s easy and everyone loves it.
Pot roast, roasted potatoes w/ bacon, salad
Moved this meal to Sunday night, and had leftovers instead.
Make your own pizzas and side of salad
Sandwiches and fruit were all we had time for since we had to be at school for science night at 5pm.
Saturday: Clean out the fridge night.
Another night of hodge-podge meals makes for an easy night off cooking.
Roasted chicken, rice, broccoli.
Rosemary Roast (see recipe below), baby potatoes, and buttered green beans.
Week Six Menu: Week of February 13th
Monday: Split chicken breasts, Brown Rice, Salad, Fruit Salad
Tuesday: Valentine’s Day! <3 I’ll be cooking something simple for the kids, and making sirloin steaks, roasted green beans, and roasted potatoes for our kid-free dinner. I’m also planning to make a cake from a mix (gluten-free of course) for dessert. Obviously we’ll be staying in, noshing, and most likely watching Cougartown. A perfect evening for us.
Wednesday: Gluten-free pasta, broccoli, garlic bread, cheese & sauce, salad
Thursday: Cider glazed pork loin, gluten-free corn bread, salad
Friday: Pizza night, garlic bread, salad
Saturday: Clean out the fridge night
Sunday: Stir Fry night (shrimp, steak, veggies) with rice and salad
What’s on your menu this week?