Here is my menu plan for the week. And I also thought I would share a biblical reason for planning ahead....
She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants.
I have been studying Proverbs 31 and reviewing the virtues or the character qualities of this Godly Woman. There are twenty one qualities listed in this passage of scripture. I have been working on these for over twenty years and I am sure I will be in the next twenty as well. I once read verse fifteen as, "oh yea, I am the one who needs to do all the cooking," but after careful study, I have learned that this verse is about the virtue of discipline and not cooking. Meals and other needs in the home don't just happen. And certainly will not happen well if we do not plan. Planning takes discipline. Truly this Godly woman rose early to take care of the planning for the day for herself and those who would help her. I like to cook but I don't want to spend all my time in the kitchen. Planning and discipline allows me to best use my time and provide food for my family.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty,
But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.
Monday: Tostadas with beans and rice
Tuesday: Harvest Stew
Wednesday: Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwiches
Thursday: Baked Potato Cheese Soup
Friday: Pizza for the kids
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