October is wrapping up? I can’t believe it, which has nothing to do with the timey-wimey wibbly wobbly nonsense of 2020 and everything to do with it being hot and humid and not at all fall-like here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
How is that month-long menu plan going, you ask? Pretty well. We will do this again in November. I find decision fatigue a big problem in my world, and menu planning seems to go a long way to reduce that. (If decision fatigue sounds like something you want to learn more about, there are a couple of books I recommend The Power of Habit and Your Brain at Work. Reducing the amount of energy you expend on decision making helps increase the energy you have available for other cognitive tasks, even play. Yes, you can be too tired to play).
I also found it much easier to get the family to join in on the idea pitching once rather than several times. That was far less tiresome for me. So let’s chalk that up as a win, too.
So, what’s on your menu this last week in October? Do you need a printable to help with your planning and grocery shopping? Here you go.
- Monday – Tortilla Soup (I hope to add this to the site this week)
- Tuesday – Loaded baked potatoes (I generally steam some broccoli, make a cheese sauce, and cook some bacon. I also set out green onions and sour cream. This week there may be leftover chicken, too. My son that eats lower carb eats his over cauliflower rice and the son that hates potatoes, makes regular rice.)
- Wednesday – Pesto pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and blackened chicken, salad
- Thursday – Clean Out Refrigerator Night
- Friday – We met our goal of not cheating this month and I’m treating the family to pizza 🍕 (takeout)
- Saturday – Chili dogs, it’s kind of a tradition. We’ll also have hot cider and watch a scary movie or two after the little ones go to bed.
- Sunday – Pot roast with rice and roasted Brussels sprouts.