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 -