Sunday, October 31, 2010

Menu Planning Attempt

Are you all like me and try to figure out what you have ingredients for at about 4pm most nights?  Well, I am getting a little tired of bean burritos, so I am going to attempt to make a weekly meal plan every Sunday before I do grocery shopping.  Further, I am going to try to use up what we already have in the pantry/freezer/back of the fridge.

So, here is the plan for this week:
  • Sunday:  Crock Pot Potatoes Au Gratin with Steamed Broccoli (how else am I going to get through the 100# of potatoes that Jeremy just dug out of the garden - and I use the term garden loosely).
  • Monday:  White Chili with Cheese Quesadillas
  • Tuesday:  Veggie Calzones (using up that homemade marinara sauce in the freezer) with Spinach and Pear Salad
  • Wednesday: Leftovers or Pancakes
  • Thursday:  Pesto and Goat Cheese Paninis with homemade Tomato Soup
  • Friday:  Thai Curry with Tofu and Green Pepper with Cucumber Salad
  • Saturday:  Go out or leftovers
Do y'all think I can stick to it?  I hope so.  It was surprisingly simple to do the grocery shopping when everything was all planned out.  I bought a lot fewer groceries too.  Maybe I'll save myself some money, too!

Do you have any genius meal planning tips?  If so, I'd love to hear them!

Happy Cooking!

1 comment:

  1. I'm a fairly strict meal planner, my tips are to make double of a recipe and freeze one for nights when you just can't be bothered, and to try at least one new recipe a week or you find yourself eating one of 15 or so set meals!
    Your menu sounds lovely :)