Lately M & I have been eating out a lot because I'm so busy (and he only knows how to cook a few things.) This can be costly, and I'm devising a plan to free ourselves from the addiction to the convenience and enjoyment of eating out so much. Ideally, we'd eat out two - three times a month. I'm imagining all the extra money we'd have around if we restrained ourselves a little (though the cost of groceries is nothing to rejoice about these days!) So I've come up with a basic meal plan and could use some input. If you have any favorite recipes that fall into one of the following categories, do share!
MONDAY: Soup night - I work late on Mondays and will utilize my lovely crockpot for these.
TUESDAY: Casserole night? I work from 9 - 7 on T, but I have a short break in the morning where I can come home and prepare something to be ready to cook for when M or I get home.
WEDNESDAY: Pasta or Rice night. I have time during the day to prepare something, but work very late, and M will have to finish the cooking part when he gets home or reheat what I've cooked during the day.
THURSDAY: Meat night. Or M's choice night. I don't work until the afternoon so I can prepare the meat during the day and ask M to cook it when I'm on my way home. Or M can pick something he'd like to cook and prepare it while I'm at work.
FRIDAY: Fun food night! Think homemade pizza or breakfast for dinner.
SATURDAY: Left-overs night
SUNDAY: Roasted meat night, chicken, pot roast, etc. Leftover meat can be used for the coming week's recipes! I also hope to use my *extra* time on Sunday to get other things ready that I may need throughout the week to simplify the weekday process.
I've got a number ideas for soups and meats; I could use some for casseroles or other easy hodge-podge meals!