Monday, October 11, 2010

MPM: Trying this Again....

Well, this is a depressing trend.  I post menu plans for a few weeks, and then I stop only to start up months and months later!  At least I can say this: I HAVE been menu planning almost every week since the summer ended.  It is always harder in the summer when Mike's work hours are during dinner time and we don't eat together.  I eat crackers and cheese for dinner a LOT that way.  Anyway, I have decided to not plan meals for the weekends OR days that Mike is working late.  Also, it's always subject to change!  The main challenge is to plan based on what we have on hand or fresh produce that is available on sale or at the farmers market.

Monday: Taco Bake (recipe from Kraft).  This recipe is different than the one I usually make, but I have a lot of mac and cheese that we haven't been eating, so I thought I'd give this one a try.  To be served with a side salad or carrot sticks.
Tuesday: Chicken Patty sandwiches.  We have rolls on hand that I don't want to go bad and the chicken patties were on sale last week with a coupon.  I think I will make a pasta salad with lots of fresh veggies to go on the side.
Wednesday: Pizza Night.  Friday Mike is working late, so I'll move Pizza Night to Wednesday so we don't miss out on our favorite meal of the week.  Pizza is served top-yourself style with lots of veggies available!
Thursday: Sausage sandwiches with onions and peppers on hard rolls.  Not only did I get some yummy chicken sausage on sale last week, there is a new bakery in town that I've been meaning to check out as well as the farmer's market which has great peppers at GREAT prices.  It'll still be a quick and filling meal after I get home from the little bit of extra shopping.
Friday: Mike is working, so a short week for meal planning!

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