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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Some menu planning

I am not a big menu planner, but I would like to be a better one at that if I could. I just know that it has been too convenient to get something from a restaurant or have fast food. I miss our dinners around the table all together. It just seems that the past few months have been a whirlwind of activities, and getting something out was just easier. Well, I am making it my goal this week to eat good, healthful meals at home as a family! So, here is my "menu" for this week. We'll see how I do at prepping, preparing and following through with my plan!

Monday-Fettucine Alfredo with garlic bread.
Tuesday-Grilled marinated chicken breast, grilled onion and potato packets, broccoli and cheese.
Wednesday-Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Chops, au gratin potatoes, salad
Thursday-Hot Dogs on the grill, macaroni and cheese, green beans
Friday-Spaghetti with meatballs, homemade sauce, garlic bread, salad
Saturday-Date Night-We usually go out, but maybe we will have steak on the grill. We'll see.
Sunday-Sunday Dinner at my mom's.

Wish me luck on my menu planned week!

4 comments:

Jessica said...

This all sounds good. I'm not very good at menu planning either. We usually end up deciding on the easiest thing at the last minute. It is nice in the summer though to plan grilled main courses. That keeps most of the mess out of the kitchen which makes clean-up a breeze!

Rebecca said...

I love menu planning. I found it is so much less stressful to do my grocery shopping if I go to the store with a list of things I'll need for the bkfst, lunch, and dinner meals I plan on making for the next two weeks. That way I know I have everything I need and I don't have to make a last minute run to the store for ingredients. Plus I don't buy a lot of the stuff that we don't need...so it saves some money in the long run. I've done pretty well with it, but not stuck to it too strictly. It does require a lot of planning and sometimes I just don't feel like cooking and then other times I just crave fast food! But it is a great money saving plan and something that I'm working at. It does bring the family together...and it's especially fun if you eat outside!

Nancy said...

Sounds delicious! I have been menu planning for about a month and love that I know exactly what we are going to have each night. I try to plan our meals around what's on sale. I also found a blog for meal planning mommies that give me some ideas too! The website is www.mealplanningmommies.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I try to plan meals for 2 week periods. Although I may switch around what we have each day from what is on the menu, it is nice not be rushing around trying to find something to fix.
It was really nice seeing you and your boys Saturday. We should try to get together again since we live close to each other.

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