Hillary Chybinski: menu plan Monday. . .

Monday, October 24, 2011

menu plan Monday. . .

it's time for another Menu Plan Monday.  I've had a couple people ask me how I do my menu plan.  So here are the steps I take - for better or worse. . .it's not foolproof, but it works for me.

I look at our calendar for the week, and plan it out using one of Molly's GO MOM! Weekly Planner Pages.  Then I figure out how many dinners I need, and how complicated a dinner I have time for each night.

Armed with that - I look for recipes that use some ingredients I have on hand.  Now that the weather is cool, I try to do a Crock Pot meal on Tuesdays - as that is a busy work day for me.  I leave Saturday and Sunday up in the air. . .I'd rather commit to cooking several make-ahead meals on the weekends, but I'm not that kind of cook.

So that's the magic of the my meal plan. . .and after I take those steps - it looks something like this (even if we make only 3 things - it's a win, and the others get moved to next week):

Monday - Panko Breaded Chicken, Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans
Tuesday - Crock Pot Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Salad (plain pasta for little)
Wednesday - Fish Packets, Orzo & Rice Pilaf, Broccoli (chicken or mac n cheese for kids)
Thursday - Pasta Carbonara with Leeks & Lemon(from Everyday Food but not online yet), Salad
Friday - Sausage and Broccoli Calzones
Saturday & Sunday - TBD

do you have a meal plan for this week?

catch you soon -

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