I can’t tell you what a lifesaver planning a menu can be. Once we sit down and figure out what we want to eat all week, we make a grocery list and then hit the market. This gets all of our shopping out of the way and allows me to come straight home after work.
Planning makes perfect
Luckily for me, we decided on making keto buns yesterday and we designed our menu around their use. If I’d had to put something in the crockpot or prepped something this morning, we would have been eating out tonight.
I knew I would be going in early and staying for a 10 hour day, so we decided on easy to make sandwiches that I could throw together when I got home. That kind of thinking ahead meant that we had dinner on lock.
You see, I was supposed to be up at 5:45 this morning so I could be to work before 7am. That’s what was supposed to happen. But apparently, I was half asleep when I set my alarm because I set it for Tuesday morning, not Monday.
Incredibly, I woke up at 6:45. I was out the door by 6:55, only to find my car frozen under a sheet of ice. Not frost, ice. But I still managed to pull into the parking lot at work before 7:05.
Despite my crazy morning, I came home, exercised and then was able to have dinner ready to eat before 6 pm. That makes for a tired, but happy camper!
The ol’ Switcheroo
But what if we’d planned on a crockpot dinner? The beauty of planning a menu means that we have a variety of foods ready to be made. If we’d had a plan for something that took a little morning prep, I could have switched today out with another, easier night, or a take-out night.
A little planning goes a long way.
So I thought, why not help out others with an easy way to plan out a week of dinners, along with a grocery list? Without further ado, I give you my Menu of Amazing Meals & Shopping List!
Want to know what’s on Mimi’s menu this week? Check it out below!
Mimi’s Monday Menu:
Monday: Grilled Cheese and Turkey on Ultimate Keto Buns
Tuesday: Dickies. Yeah, they know us by name.
Wednesday: Deconstructed Pizza Casserole. We ended up not making this last week, so we’re making it this week since we already have the ingredients!
Friday: Tuna and Egg Salad on Ultimate Keto Buns
Saturday: Cheat Day!
Sunday: Cheeseburgers on Ultimate Keto Buns