Monday, January 18, 2010

Menu Plan Monday: 2 week plan

After taking a little vacation from blogging and menu planning, I've decided to get back on track a bit. It's been rough the past couple of months, not having a plan set for meals. Lucky for me, my husband isn't at all picky and will eat leftovers even if it means eating the same meal 3 nights in a row!

Since it's my first week back, I decided that I am not going to assign days to particular meals. I'm also going to plan meals for 2 weeks instead of just one.

I'll also be limiting our trips to the grocery store in the next 2 weeks. My husband usually stops at the store to pick up baby formula once or twice a week depending on how well the store is stocked on our brand. Any items that we need to complete meals or supplement the necessities like milk or fresh produce will be limited to only those stops at the store. And even then, just the necessities.

Here are 14 meals that I plan on preparing over the next two weeks, in no particular order:
  1. French Toast, bacon
  2. Cowboy Stew
  3. Crock-pot pulled pork sandwiches, macaroni & cheese, green beans
  4. Hamburgers, baked beans, oven fries
  5. Whole chicken (crock pot), rice, broccoli
  6. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots
  7. Eggs, fried potatoes, sausage
  8. Shake 'n Bake Chicken, buttered noodles, peas
  9. Spaghetti and meatballs
  10. Cheese steaks, oven fries
  11. Meatball sandwiches
  12. Hamburger Macaroni, corn
  13. Tuna salad sandwiches, soup, salad
  14. Hamburger Stew

I'm planning on the 14 meals in 14 days, but if things don't go as planned (life with an 8 month old doesn't always go as planned) or if we get together with friends, then my "plan" may change a bit.

Also, a lot of these meals will allow for leftovers, usually enough for another night's dinner. I'll freeze the leftovers to use sometime next month.

Some of the meals are already linked to recipes either posted here on this blog or on my other blog, My Vintage Kitchen. I'm hoping to post some of the other recipes from my menu plan, too. So, be sure to check back here or over at My Vintage Kitchen.

I'm sharing this post over at Menu Plan Monday hosted by I'm an Organizing Junkie! Head over there and take a look at other menu plans for more great recipes or just some inspiration!

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