Even though I have been meal planning since we arrived in Germany, I just keep forgetting to post them on here! We live about 25 minutes away from the market, so meal planning is necessary. I plan on Friday and shop on Saturday for the week. Thankfully the market we go to has everything super fresh, so there is no need to worry about food spoiling before we get to it. The commissary however… sometimes food goes bad the next day!
I love meal planning. Finally, after all of these years of bookmarking recipes I get to use them!
Every dinner I make is 4 servings. That is enough for us to have dinner and lunch the next day before we get sick of the meal. It saves us so much money as well, as S takes lunch every day now. It is so much healthier too!
Because we have leftovers for lunch, I have to switch it up often. This is especially prevalent with the proteins we eat. There are only so many days you can have chicken before you go crazy. We try to do at least one day of seafood (usually salmon), one day of pork, one pasta, one beef, and the rest chicken. It really forces me to try new things as well. For example, one week the market was out of salmon. On the fly I had to think of a new seafood recipe that used Cod, which I had never tried before. Those blackened fish tacos were one of my favorite meals!
WEEK 1 MEAL PLAN
Sunday: Baked Macaroni and Cheese adapted from Joy the Baker (we just used all sorts of cheese that we found!)
Monday: Crockpot Chili cheese dogs with french fries
Tuesday: Thyme Crusted Pork Roast with Soy Caramel Sauce by Melanie Makes (I’ve never made this before and am so excited to try it!)
Wednesday: Mozzarella stuffed meatballs from Picky Palate (OMG so good.)
Thursday: Chicken Cordon Bleu from Emeril
Friday: Going out to dinner!
Saturday: Might go on a trip… we will see!
Hope this helps you all out with your meal plans. My goal is to post ours on here every Friday… we will see if that works!!