Overly Exotic Meal Plan

I think I have my new favorite game. My mom hates meal planning and came up with an idea to make it easier. This is what we do. We have 4 bags, one labeled “Proteins”  with slips of paper that say: Bacon, Beans, Beef, Chicken, Cheese, Eggs, Fish, Lamb and Turkey . A second bag labeled “Ethnicities” with slips of paper that say: American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, French, Irish, Italian, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Russian, Scandinavian and Scottish. A third bag labeled “Formats” with slips of paper that say: Barbeque, Burger, Kebabs, Muffin, Pasta, Pie, Salad, Sandwich, Soup, Stir-fry and Taco. A fourth bag labeled “Sides” with slips of paper that say: Asparagus, Beets, Bread, Broccoli, Carrots, Potatoes, Rice, Salad, and Veggies & Dip.

We then draw 1 slip from each bag, put them together and… voila! We have one of our meals for the week! Here are the ones that we came up with in two rounds:

  1. Moroccan bacon stir fry with potatoes
  2. Canadian egg pasta with carrots
  3. Scandinavian Bean Sandwich with Asparagus
  4. American Beef Salad with beets
  5. Scottish fish taco with rice
  6. Irish Turkey pie with salad
  7. Italian Lamb burger with broccoli
  8. Asian Cheese soup with bread
  9. French Chicken muffin with veggies and dip



  1. Scottish Bean Sandwich with veggies and dip
  2. Middle Eastern Bacon Barbeque with rice
  3. French Beef Pie with beets
  4. Mexican cheese soup with bread
  5. Australian turkey tacos with potatoes
  6. Italian chicken salad with broccoli
  7. Scandinavian Fish Kebabs with carrots
  8. Canadian Lamb pasta with asparagus
  9. Russian Egg Burger with fruit


Which one is your favorite? Do you have one to share? Please comment!

Hope you enjoyed!


4 thoughts on “Overly Exotic Meal Plan

  1. I love it! You’re so creative! For the ones that might not make sense, you get to make something up and call it your own creation. 🙂

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