Monday, February 1, 2010

Getting Our House In Order: Menu Planning

It's time to give this notion of "planning" meals a try.  Flying by the seat of my pants while trying to keep my sanity aren't working anymore.  I know it's a simple concept, but I've gotten real good at pretending it's okay to decide what to have for dinner at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.  

Who knows . . . I might be clipping coupons and looking at sales sections soon!

Meatless Monday: 
Vegetable Ribbon Pasta

Meatloaf Muffins
Mashed potatoes
Field Peas


Pan-Fried Pork with Blueberries
Cornbread Stuffing (Trader Joes)
Green beans 

Breakfast: eggs, Morningstar sausage links (veggie), toast and fruit

Clean Out Fridge Night

Homemade pizza - Trader Joe's fresh dough w/herbs
Veggies w/ dressing

Baked Penne with Ham and Broccoli

Our Breakfasts:  yogurt  and granola, oatmeal, waffles, green smoothies, fruit
Our Lunches:  cheese and crackers, pb and js, fruit


C. Allyn said...

We do not usually make any type of NewYear resolutions.
But, I started menu planning for our week and it has worked so well for us.
Writing it down does help.
On the weekend I purchase the veg. I want for the week and go from there.
I like the idea of naming the day, "meatless Monday" although I already pick one day for a vegetarian meal.
As I said, it works nicely.

For Their Future said...

Hey! Visiting from Menu Plan Monday!
I started using a menu plan a few weeks ago, and love it! Hope you enjoy it too!
God bless!

Melissa said...

Menu planning saves my sanity, and also saves us a bundle of money. Hope you find it just as helpful. Your plan sounds great!

Andrea @ said...

I think you'll love meal planning. It has helped me out so much. Those weeks when I don't do it now I just feel lost :)

Debbie said...

I think you will find menu planning very user friendly:) I would love for you to join me for Crock Pot Wednesday whenever you can. There's a giveaway going on.

Well Seasoned said...

Happy First Meal Plan Monday! It is really a blast and your menu looks great. Honestly, my pocketbook & kitchen have never been better. Hope you enjoy it too. Have a sweet week!