Hillary Chybinski: menu plan Monday. . .

Monday, May 03, 2010

menu plan Monday. . .

so for a while now, i have been planning my menu for the upcoming week on Sunday night.  It keeps me in budget, reduces our waste of uneaten foods, and makes me feel more in-control come dinner time.  So as I sit and watch Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters, I pull out the weekly circular, my recipe apps and a list.

I have an electronic Grocery List in Word, arranged by category/section and I highlight the items we need for that week.  I use the Go MOM! Menu Minder worksheet to plot out my dinners for the upcoming week.

This week, here's what's cooking:

Monday - BBQ Chicken, Corn on the cob and mashed potatoes
Tuesday - Grilled Flank Steak, Zucchini, pasta side
Wednesday  Ham, Applesauce and a Veggie
Thursday - Ravioli, Salad and Garlic Bread
Friday - Pizza Night
Saturday - usually un-scheduled
Sunday - (newly formed Burger Night)

Do you plan your menus? What are your favorite resources?

catch you soon -


  1. I always plan! This week we have all 5 nights with kid activities around the dinner hour. Nightmare.

    Monday -- Slow Cooker Robusto chicken, Cous Cous, Steamfresh Veg (gymnastics from 5-6)

    Tuesday -- Ground Beef and Macaroni "Stoup" with cornbread (Brownies at 6)

    Wednesday -- Angel Hair with Asian Vegetables and Chicken in Peanut Sauce (Daisies at 6.30)

    Thursday -- Turkey Pita Pockets packed in lunchboxes to eat in the car (Ballet from 4.45 - 5.45 and Brownie Bridging Ceremony at 6:15)

    Friday -- Popcorn Shrimp,Rice Pilaf, Steamed Edamame (Gymnastics from 5:30 - 6:45)

    Saturday -- Grilling something in the Wednesday circular with salad and spoon bread (Snow make-up day until 1:00, birthday bowling from 2:00-4:00.

    Sunday -- Baked Bone-in Breasts, sides selected after Farmer's market visiti!

  2. Hillary,
    What do you mean by your menu apps?
    I do planning but I am not organized about a list of recipes to pull from when I'm not in a creative mood or into a particular cookbook.

    I plan my week's meals but not for specific nights so I can bend a bit to whim. I'm a moody cook often in the mood or not in the mood for certain things. This week is all brand new recipes because I got a new cookbook on Saturday.

    Ravioli with Pink Pesto Cream (Sunday)
    Leftover Pasta with Chicken (tonight)

    Chicken & Leek Stroganoff (Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution p34)

    Broccoli & Pesto Tagliatelle (Food Revolution p46)

    Beef & Onion Pie (Food Revolution p117)