Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Menu-Planning

I'm very much a fly by the seat of my pants type of person, the problem is that I don't function well like that. I need structure, I need those definites in my life or I basically spiral out of control. The past few months I haven't been doing as much as I should in the house and just kind of getting by. Making one meal during the week then just having leftovers or just getting by with super quick easy things like eggs. Mama K had given me a menu planner that worked well in Vegan Month '07 that I use here and there that really helps me (she found it at the dollar store). I broke that bad boy out this week and used it in conjunction with the sales at the store and got us a menu plan. By the way I carved $20 off my grocery budget this week, thats a huge percentage of my budget so I'm impressed!! I'm totally loving this coupon thing, who knew!?! I've been really working at sticking to the meal plan and have found that it has also helped me to keep up with the housework (I can't cook in a messy kitchen then you can't eat dinner on a messy table, etc).
Here is this weeks:
Breakfasts for the whole week: Oatmeal, yougurt, cereal, fruit whichever you want

Monday:
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: Mexican Bean Casserrole (layer of beans and rice, layer of sautee'd onions and peppers, layer of organic diced tomatoes, little bit of salsa, layer of chicken, layer of cheese)

Tuesday:
Lunch: Mexican Bean Casserole
Dinner: Roasted Crock Pot Chicken (Puncture an orange or lemon several times and put it inside a raw chicken, place in crock pot and pour 1/2 cup orange juice and 1/4 cup honey on chicken, cook on low for 8 hours-TOTALLY FELL APART!! YUM)

Wednesday:
Lunch: Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Dinner: Chicken Soup with Homemade Bread-both made from leftover chicken from Tuesday

Thursday
Lunch: Chicken Soup
Dinner: Souffle

Friday:
Lunch: Souffle
Dinner: Homemade Pizza

2 comments:

Razor Family Farms said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE homemade pizza. In fact, I might just make it tonight. It's such a great way to clean out the fridge!

If you are interested, I posted my recipe on the web. It depends on what kind of pizza crust you like though. This is NOT a crispy-thin crust. This is a thick, soft, and chewy crust.

http://razorfamilyfarms.com/blog/?page_id=378

Blessings to you!
Lacy

*shell* said...

I made the Mex Bean Casserole for dinner tonight...yummmmm!