Monday, November 16, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

This is feeling more, and more necessary!

Monday: Chicken & brocolli/cheese frozen meal "fresh steamer" thing.
Tuesday: Leftover mexican (chili / enchillada filling)
Wednesday: Leftover ziti
Thursday: Wanchai Ferry bagged meal with frozen veggies added
Friday: Homemade soup & bread

No pizza this week? I think this might fall on the weekend.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I seem to be getting into the swing of things with this whole menu planning thing! I am enjoying the knowledge that I don't have to come up with something for dinner at 4:30, and also the freedom of mixing nights around and using the "plan" as more of a "guideline" when our stomachs guide us to something else. The key with the "something else"s is that they don't involve an extra shopping trip.

Monday: *Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, soup (gotta use up the ones from last year's sales!)
Tuesday: *Hamburgers & French Fries
Wednesday: Stir-fry, rice (one of these recipes, or something similar)
Thursday: Leftover chili & enchilada mix in either taco or burrito form
Friday: Pizza day

*The man of the house is cooking! I love this, since it was his idea.

Having someone else cooking on Monday & Tuesday also frees up some of my time for processing the pumpkins I bought last week with my mom's food processor which I borrowed over the weekend.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I'm feeling a bit of the crazy-time-creep. Things that are normally under control are becoming uncontrollable. And writing this menu plan out will make the week feel a little less hectic.

Monday: Tonight will be leftovers from last week: Baked Ziti. I might pull out a frozen veggie, too. Probably green beans. And garlic toast, or course. yum. Then off to choir rehearsal.

Tuesday: I'm going to leave the cooking to the man of the house. Hamburgers and french fries. Then we will watch the premiere of V!

Wednesday: Pumpkin Penne Pasta with some cooked chicken thrown in for good measure. Also, bread in the bread machine and creamed spinach. My family is coming over for dinner, so hopefully they'll like it!

Thursday: Enchiladas again. I really liked the filling for these and the sauce is really good. Now if I only had a moment to make my own tortillas....

Friday: Now I can't remember if Mike is working late or not, but if not, I'll be making pizza, calzones, or stromboli with this recipe.

Saturday/Sunday: I have had a hankering for chili for a while now and with the sales on canned tomatoes, I have to use up my stash from last year. So, I'll definitely make a huge pot of chili over the weekend. We'll be able to use the leftovers in different forms over the next week. (Tacos, taco salad, chili mac & cheese, and whatever I think of!) I'll be using dried beans, so I'll probably start them soaking on Friday or Saturday morning.

Ahhh.. now I feel just a little more organized.