I love the New Year! For me it symbolizes a new beginning. A time to reflect on the year past and decide what changes can be made in order to thrive. Like most people, I like to focus on improving the health of myself and my family. My goals for the new year are to make an even greater effort to eat healthy and establish a daily exercise and meditation routine. I have noticed myself beginning to slack towards the end of the year and getting caught up in the overindulgences of the holidays. Im very excited to experiment with homesteading, specifically fermenting and sharing my experiences with others.
After returning from a two week vacation I look forward to getting back to my normal routine of cooking and have decided to share my two week menu plan I have created for the beginning of this year to help spread some inspiration! I don't necessarily assign specific meals to certain days, I simply right down some ideas that sound good to me and then decide usually the day before or morning of what we will be eating for dinner. It has dramatically cut down on the stress of cooking as well as my spending because I only by what I need to complete the meals, and limit having to run out for missing ingredients.
The meals I have chosen for the next two weeks are:
Enchiladas with homemade tomatillo sauce
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Kale and White Bean Soup
Garlic Lime Shrimp and Quinoa
My menu ideas are main dish only, I buy whatever fruits and vegetables are in season and on special and make the sides accordingly.
Do you meal plan? I would love for you to share some ideas!