Menu Plan 3/11-3/17

I should have posted this yesterday but the day kinda got away from me. It seems the Monday after we spring forward combined with a husband chile art project leaves this momma with a ton of cleaning on Monday. Anyway…..here is what we are eating at my house this week.¬† I only do dinner as my kids eat cereal or school breakfast and school lunch everyday and whoever is here usually eats leftovers or salad or sandwiches for lunch)

Monday….Monday is Chicken and sausage jambalaya with the yummy whole grain rolls I got from WalMart.

Tuesday is Beef and broccoli night. I got the recipe here and I modify it just a bit. First I double the sauce…..I like sauce. Second I add diced carrots and sliced mushrooms. I want more filling veggies……that and I hate broccoli but love love love carrots and mushrooms…..I serve that over steamed rice.

Wednesday….we actually have this as our only night off so its fried salmon patties with cheesy potatoes and spinach.

Thurdays….Beef stew with mushrooms, carrots and potatoes served over steamed rice.

Friday…Chilibeans and rice

Sat….my oldest has her softball banquet so that is where she and I will eat while the hubby and youngest will have leftovers.

Sun….we are headed to a crawfish boil so the only thing I will make this day is the dirt cake I promised for dessert. We will eat breakfast at home but lunch and dinner will be crawfish and all the fixins.

Whats for dinner at your house this week?

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Menu Plan 1/7/12

So now that Christmas is over and packed away and school has begun again I need to get back into menu planning. Especially¬†now that my youngest has been promoted again in TKD and is now going to be going to her lessons 3 days a week. Combine that with dance once a week for her and twice a week for the oldest….menu planning has GOT to be a priority. So….what’s cooking?

Monday we will have Enchiladas

Tuesday it will be Chicken & dumplins

Wednesday is Sammon Patties

Thursday is pork loin. (They were B1G1 so the other will be used for pulled pork later this month)

Friday is Jambalaya

Saturday a family favorite of Broccoli Bread

Sunday is pork chops.

I think I have crock pot meals all ready for our busy night. Wish me luck.

Menu Planning update

As most of you know we are in the process of moving again. We moved into our current house temporarily while we sold ours and purchased another. So needless to say with two moves in 2 months and it being summer menu planning has kinda gone out the window. We should be in our new home by the end of the month and I can not wait! I am ready to get back to my routines and menu planning is one of those routines.

One of my goals this summer (yes I have summer goals…its an OCD thing) was to have on paper 30 meals. Well, I have been keeping a list of meals that we like and when I sat down and counted it up and I have 37 meals! That’s more than a month and with leftovers and ordering out on occasion and those rare nights when I am the only one home I think I have 2 months worth of meals with no rotations. Between menu planning and stockpiling my groceries I think that I will really see a huge difference in my food bill.

I’ve been doing the coupons and stockpiling and some menu planning but I think having 6-8 weeks worth of meals is now going to drop my bill even lower. I am ready to get moved and get back to a normal life. Or at least my version of normal.

What about you? Are you a menu planner or a dinner on the fly mom? Or do you fall somewhere in between?  What are your biggest dinner challenges? What are you doing to help with those challenges?

Menu for week of 4/11-4/17

I just make a dinner menu plan as both kids eat at school & whoever is home either eats leftovers or sandwiches.

Monday- London Broil w/ veggies & salad

Tuesday- Bean Enchiladas (we try to go meatless at least once a week.)

Wednesday- Chicken Jambalaya

Thursday- Chicken Creole

Friday -Chicken Ettouffe

Saturday- Leftovers

Sunday- Broccoli Bread

Right now chicken is cheap in our area so we will be eating a lot of that.