Menu Plan Monday // Twelve

For the first time in quite a while, I missed posting my Sunday Currently post yesterday. I really wanted to post it, and even had one put together but I didn’t have time to get to an internet connection due to a communion service last night at church. (Which was so worth it by the way. Communion with my church body is something else)

We have continued to stick to our food budget, and while it is a challenge, we are enjoying the minimalist shopping and eating habits. This past week, I ate for the first time a Raspberry PB&J. I’m just going to say, I am addicted. Who knew such a simple food could be so very delicious?! I’m glad I have discovered such an easy meal!

This week the food is going to stay simple and I’m not going to be doing any major cooking. We are going to eat through some of the stuff we have at the house and buy minimal groceries. So don’t expect anything fancy! As usual, I am linking up with Laura at Organizing Junkie

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Monday – Pizza

Tuesday – Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake with Salad

Wednesday – Skyline Four Ways

Thursday –Lemon Garlic Cheesy Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Broccoli

Friday – Burgers, Fries and Corn on the Cob (Happy Independence Day!)

Saturday – Chicken Enchiladas (made with leftover chicken meat from tacos yesterday)

Sunday – Spaghetti and Garlic Bread

So that’s our meal plan for the week. Nothing fancy or extraordinary, but it’s food which will sustain us and give us the needed nutrition. Isn’t that the point of food anyway? I listened to a podcast this week that really stood out to me. It was talking about how we view food and that every meal doesn’t have to be this big fancy thing. It needs to feed you and fuel you. I think this mindset change will help with our budget for sure as well as simply realizing the purpose that food plays in our life. Every meal doesn’t need to be a celebration and an excuse for excessive food.

However, we have a holiday this week which does call for a little bit of celebrating and some more special foods. We don’t have any big plans for the Fourth this year, but I want to try and make some sort of patriotic dessert in addition to our typical cookout meal (See Friday).

I hope you have a great holiday week with your family and enjoy celebrating with them. If all goes well there should be some posts this week about How I Meal Plan, Camp, and more!

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