Over the past few weeks, I have been really diligent about planning menus in advance. This is something I've known I should do for years, but I haven't been consistent about it because it's a task that feels so overwhelming when you're just starting out. Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing my how-to-method with you, but for now I just want to tell you how absolutely blown away I am by what a huge difference a little menu planning makes! In my pre-menu planning life, I spent a lot of time standing in front of the cupboards wondering what to make for dinner with the random ingredients in there. Our days would get a late start because I didn't know what we were having for breakfast and then then whole day would drag. Now I spend about half an hour a week browsing Pinterest for recipes that look yummy. I put those recipes into a list and when it's time to start making dinner, I actually know what to make because I have a plan and I've already purchased all the ingredients!
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This Week's Menu:
Without further ado, here's what we'll be eating next week here at the GoodOldDays Farm!
- Sunday – Vegetable Casserole
Honey Roasted Butternut Squash
- Monday – Try Something New Night
Sweet Potato Pizza Crust
- Tuesday – Soup & Salad
Homemade Minestrone Soup
- Wednesday – Patties
Quick Vegan Lentil Patties
- Thursday – Beans
Crock Pot Quinoa Lentil Tacos
- Friday – “Ethnic” Food
Indian Lentil and Rice Pancakes
- Saturday – Something Easy That I can Make Ahead of Time
Crispy Polenta Bites
Note: Every meal at the Good Old Days Farm begins with a fresh salad and homemade dressing! You can find our favorite vegetable salad dressing recipes here:
For further menu planning inspiration, check out our Menu Planning Pinterest boards!