Monday, June 14, 2010

Menu Plan Monday ~ June 14th

Last week was a total joke as far as following my menu plan.  Seriously.  We only followed it one day....Yep, the day we planned to go to Sonic.  How bad is that?! 

I almost decided to skip it entirely this week, since most weeks I barely follow my plan half way.  So, last week really had me discouraged about attempting to follow again. 

But I'm going to give it another try and see what happens. 

I picked up some fresh produce over the weekend.  A local farmer's stand and Giant provided me with some nice vegetables that I plan on serving this week.  When we got home from the store yesterday afternoon, Grace took a nap and I started prepping my veggies.  I find that if I find some time to prep all of them (or at least most of them) they'll be more likely to get used in recipes rather than turn to a soupy mess in my veggie bin. 

Here's a list of dinners I plan on making this week: 
I'll be posting my recipe for Tuna salad later this week.  The Cranberry Pork is a new recipe that I'll be trying.  And the Applesauce Chicken, I've made before but didn't blog it.  I'll post all of the recipes after I've made them and we've tried them.  Either here or on my other blog.  I'll come back and add the links, so if you see something you like, check back and find the link for the recipe!

I'm off to a good start today.  I got up early and started my spaghetti sauce in the crock pot.  I followed my recipe linked above,  excpet I added some extra veggies, used less ground meat, left out the sausage, and added some diced kielbasa.  The house smells wonderful! 

I plan on making my macaroni salad tonight after dinner.  I have a bit of a  head start since I prepped most of the veggies last night. 

Here's hoping that I follow this plan better than last week's! 

Happy Menu Planning! 

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday, hosted by I'm an Organizing Junkie.


Jessie Geroux said...

I have ebbs and flows when it comes to meal planning consistency myself...I have learned to not beat myself up over it.. its supposed to be a means of stress relief not an additional "burden" for us so if I dont get to it one week or for several months LOL then oh well

Cant wait to hear about this applesauce chicken I am intrigued!

Heather said...

We all have those weeks we can't stick with it. Ha, at least we come up w plans though, right?! You asked about the top layer of the crescent rolls on my recipe for the appetizer. YOu just grab a wheat thin or cracker and scoop from the top to the bottom getting 2 layers of crescent rolls and the cheese in the middle...SO good. :)
Heather @

ToyLady said...

What Jessie said - don't let it stress you!

Meal planning isn't something that happens overnight - in time, you'll find what works best for you and your family. One thing I do is, during the course of the week, when I think of something I want to have for dinner, I'll jot it down right on the meal plan - then the next week, that gets "first priority" - unless I come up with better ideas. . . then it gets carried over to the NEXT next week. Just find what works best for you, and remember - it's not the end of the world!

Colie's Kitchen said...

How did you do this week? I didn't do as good as I thought I would! Sadly I over loaded my plate and haven't have much time to cook. I did cook Monday and Tuesday,

Alison said...

Heather, thanks for the information on your appetizer! I'm looking forward to trying it!

Toylady, that's a great idea. Writing down your ideas for the following week as you think of them! I'll have to try that and see if it helps!

Hey, Colie! I already answered you in an email! :)

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