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:
- Spaghetti with All Day Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
- Hamburgers, grilled potatoes, macaroni salad
- Tuna salad sandwiches, pasta salad
- Applesauce chicken, sweet potatoes, cucumber salad
- Cranberry pork, buttered egg noodles, corn
- Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, pasta salad, macaroni salad
- leftover buffet
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.