Monday, March 14, 2011

Menu-Plan Monday

I've been menu-planning a little while now. It truly is so much better than just "winging it." Last week I wound up switching days on a couple of things and I never made the chicken enchiladas. But that's okay. I had a plan and now I've moved the chicken enchiladas to today's menu. Typically on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays I have to plan crockpot meals or very easy meals like spaghetti. Mondays and Thursdays are soccer and I have to leave the house at 5ish and don't get home until between 7:30 and 8pm. Wednesday is Church night and right now I'm leading a Women's Bible Study, so I have to be there around 6pm. So with that in mind, here's this week's menu:

Breakfast: Breakfast bars, fruit
Lunch: Fish sticks, applesauce
Dinner: Chicken Enchiladas, salad, cookie

Breakfast: Banana-nut muffins, fruit
Lunch: Ham & cheese rolls, carrots and ranch
Dinner: Smothered Chicken, pasta, vegies

Breakfast: Eggs and biscuits
Lunch: PB&J sandwiches, cucumbers and ranch
Dinner: Scalloped Potatoes and Ham (crockpot)

Breakfast: Pancakes and Turkey Bacon
Lunch: Hotdogs and fruit
Dinner: Cream Style Beef Tips over noodles (Crockpot)

Breakfast: Toast and Eggs
Lunch: Ravioli, fruit
Dinner: Chicken nuggets and fries (made at home)

Breakfast: Oatmeal, fruit
Lunch: egg salad sandwiches, vegie
Dinner: Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups (meatless)

Breakfast: Blueberry muffins
Lunch: Roast Chicken, potatoes, green beans
Dinner: Left-overs - choose your own.

I'm going to link up to orgjunkie's menu plan monday and you can go here to see many, many, many menu plans! It's awesome!

1 comment:

Roan said...

Hi Lauree,
Your menu looks great! Having a weekly plan is half the battle.

The Sue Gregg books are "medium". I mean, they aren't a 5 ingredient of less list of convenience foods per recipe, but they aren't full of numerous exotic ingredients either.

I purchased the entire set of cookbooks (the $99 set) a few years ago. I spent a couple of months just reading the cookbooks. They contain a lot of information and education. You could actually use the cookbooks as the cooking portion of a home ec course....something I plan to do with my next high school girl.

I am enjoying the recipes--the ingredients are natural, not processed foods. Some of the ingredients are too natural for me! Ha! I don't grind my own wheat, and I don't shop at a health food store. I get whatever I need at Kroger. Sometimes in the organic section, but still at Kroger.

So, I would still call the cookbooks a happy medium. Preparing whole foods takes time. I cook my own chickens, but I buy extra chicken broth. I make my own white sauce instead of using any kind of "cream of" soups. I grate my own cheese. I make my own spaghetti and pizza sauce (not in the Sue cookbooks, but on my blog). I chop lots and lots of vegetables. I use whole wheat flour and honey.

If you are looking to improve your nutrition and reduce your calories, plus educate yourself about nutrition, I think you would like these cookbooks.

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