Monday, June 9, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday is Such a wonderful idea. I use to belong to a What's For Dinner Forum way back at the beginning of the WWW, but that forum closed a long time ago. Menu Planning is one thing I do well. OK I am bragging a bit, that is because my other household skills need improving.

My menus are too much focused around meat entrees. I am trying to change that with at least a couple of vegetarian type entrees a week. The classic meal planning I was taught was a meat entree, a salad opt., vegetable, and starchy compliment. That is old school in todays world, so I am trying to adapt more. I also try to do a roast of some kind on Sundays to have meat leftovers for the week for salads and sandwiches.

Monday: Chicken Paprika. (using the extra grilled chicken from last Saturdays dinner that I froze.) Served over noodles. Green beans

Tuesday: Homemade Pizza Night. (Can be vegetarian)

Wednesday: Crock Pot Split Pea Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Thursday: Sweet-Sour Pork Chops Over Rice

Friday: Spaghetti with Italian Marinara Sauce (I make up a big batch of sauce and keep it in 2 and 4 cup portions in the freezer), Tossed Salad, Broccoli Spears

Saturday: Hamburgers on the Grill, Grilled Potato Wedges, Hamburger Fixins.

Sunday: Savory Roast Pork and Apple Stuffing.


Stephanie said...

Welcome aboard. I'd love to put in a vegetarian option once a week, but my husband doesn't eat veggies, and I won't cook 2 dinners. We will eat chef salads more often now that it is (trying to) getting warmer.

Mommychicky said...

Welcome to MPM! Thanks for sharing your menu and have a great week!

AC Momma said...

I was sitting planning my weekly meals and visited your blog to say thanks for visiting mine and found you are meal planning too. I wish I was better at meal planning, but I'm getting there. We make big batches of spaghetti sauce too. You can never go wrong with that. I think I'll try your Wednesday idea of split pea and grilled cheese this week. My kids should love that.