Does making a weekly menu of dinners stress you out? The monthly menu may be your solution.
Is making a dinner menu one of your hardest tasks of the week? It was for me too. I’m a working mom and deciding what to make for dinner each week (or each day if I didn’t plan ahead) was really stressing me out. I also can’t have wheat and prefer to prepare healthy meals, which complicated things a bit more. And there’s more. I live out of town, so the kosher supermarket is not around the corner. Not having a plan was making things meal prep way more difficult than it needed to be.
And then I sat down to make a menu plan for the month…and now I don’t have to make menus ever! That’s because every month, I repeat the same menu plan, which means we repeat dinners every 4 weeks (not frequent enough for anyone to get super tired of anything). All the meals on my menu plan are easy dinners, and this whole system makes shopping and prep so much easier. Now I can buy my meats, poultry and fish once a month and freeze. And even if you live in town and can buy them fresh, I’m sure that having a “monthly menu” will make your life easier too.
Here’s my super simple and practical menu meal plan. Even though my family is small, the ideas are simple and work for families with kids too. I hope it inspires you to sit down and make your own plan.
Note that this doesn’t include Shabbos, of course, and Sunday, when we still have leftovers.
Sweet Potato Fries
Rice with Veggies
Tuna Balls & Mashed potatoes or Tuna Burgers
Pasta with Cheese and a Veggie