Menu Plan Monday – Better Late Than Never!

From Wednesday of last week, we were lucky enough to have two young pilgrims stay with us on their way to World Youth Day in Sydney. They were from Cannon Falls, Minnesota and the whole family immensely enjoyed their stay with us.

Meal planning was nowhere to be seen on the weekend, so I have cheated and just copied one from May. I deliberately chose one which was easy for me to cook and that included many of the kids favourites. This should hopefully make meal times easier during their first week back to school after their two week break.

This is what we are having this week:

Monday: Sausage and Veg

Baking: Rice Bubble Treat

Tuesday: Pasta with Chicken and Spinach

Wednesday: Kin’s Apricot Chicken

Thursday: Beef Stir Fry

Friday: Fried Rice

Saturday: Left Overs

Sunday: Beef Stroganoff

Again, I have included the shopping list for this week’s menu plan as an excel file. The below paragraphs explain what is in the attached excel file below.

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It contains three separate spreadsheets. The first is named “Complete Grocery’ and it lists by supermarket aisle all the ingredients that are needed to cook the family meals for this week.

The second spreadsheet is named “Ingredient By Meal’ and it lists the ingredients that are required for the family by each individual meal this week. I have also left on the aisle and aisle subsection in this spreadsheet for reference, but if you want to print that out you will need to alter the print area.

The third spreadsheet is named “Menu Plan” and is a modified version of the menu plan that I print and place on the fridge. I have a notes section, that I like to populate with any activities that are likely to impact the evening meal routine.

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For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.