Menu Monday 8/24

Heather says:

Having a menu plan isn’t about creating a rigid checklist. Rather, the menu is a tool to get all of the thinking out of the way and lets dinner run mostly on auto-pilot. If things get off track, pick up where you left off no harm, no foul. Last week’s menu was a lifesaver. My oldest and I are figuring out our school routine and that takes some time and a heavy dose of patience. By the time dinner prep rolls around, the last thing I need is to have to think too much.

Somehow we’re swimming in a sea of leftovers that need to be madeover before their warranty expires. Everything I didn’t get to last week has been shifted to this:

*Recipes I hope to add to this site
** Clean Out Refrigerator Night

The nice thing about this week? I only have to go to the store for a few basics since so much has carried over from last week. So Home Eccers tell me, what’s on your menu this week?

If you need help planning, I have four weeks of menus and shopping lists to choose from. They are all ready to go in downloadable PDFs, enjoy:

  • Week one
  • Week two
  • Week three
  • Week four
  • To see what others are cooking, take a peek at Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday. Here’s to a good week.



    4 Comments

    1. Angela on August 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm

      This week we have…
      -homemade pizza
      -GF spaghetti
      -shrimp Alfredo bake
      – brats and green beans
      – there is one other thing I had on my list, but I forgot and threw my list away after getting home from the store.

    2. Rachel @ springpad on August 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm

      Homemade pizza’s a favorite in my house – it’s cheaper and healthier than ordering in, and you can put whatever you want on it… yum! You should check out springpad’s weekly meal planner, it’s a great way to organize all of your menus and recipes (like this one, yum! http://bit.ly/3D6top) and I think you’d really like it.

    3. CJ McD on August 24, 2009 at 11:13 am

      Did a ton of cooking this weekend, so it’s going to be left overs converted to other things. (Grilled chicken, grilled pork roast, corn chowder which was converted into a cheesy rice casserole with black beans, poblanos and rice)

      Monday- Cheesy rice enchiladas. Sliced cucumbers and tomatoes. Melon.

      Tues.- Pork fajitas with peppers, onions, mushrooms and corn tortillas. Corn on the cob. Tomatoes.

      Wed.- Vegetable and pork stir fry with brown rice.

      Thurs.- Chicken mushroom alfredo with linguine. Steamed broccoli. Melon.

      Friday- Baked tomato tart. Corn on the cob (we have lots of corn). Salad. Fruit.

      Saturday- Pizzas with alfredo sauce, saute’d mushrooms and zucchini, leftover grilled chicken and grated Italian cheese blend. Salad or cucmber-tomato salad.

    4. Tracy on August 24, 2009 at 10:29 am

      Living alone is quite a challange when it comes to menu planning, but here it goes:
      mon- chicken with lemon gravy and peas
      tues- tuna melt sammy with salad
      weds-not sure yet maybe c.o.r.n
      thurs- pork and sourkrout, mashed potatoes
      fri- fish, greek greenbeans
      sat- swiss steak and rice
      sun-not sure yet maybe c.o.r.n
      I have collected a ton of recipes for 1 or 2 and I am trying a new one out everyday. Wish me luck!

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