Archive for Menu Plan Monday
I’m a bit late getting this posted, but I’m trying to find the time to menu plan and get back to blogging!
Meatless Monday – White Turkey Chili (it turned out pretty good, except that I didn’t have the jalapeno it called for.) Oh yeah…I didn’t succeed for the meatless part, I added ground turkey, but I think you could have left it out.
Tilapia Tuesday – Orange Ginger Soy Tilapia
Chicken Wednesday – Chicken Pot Pie
Turkey Thursday – Parmesan Sage Pork chops. Normally I would cook ground turkey on Thursday, but I used it up on Monday. I have Pork Chops, so that’s what I’m going with!
Fishy Friday – Steak. I’m all messed up this week! Steak it is! Probably have this will Dill Potatoes
So there it is!
I’ve been so tired (or lazy) from the pregnancy that when the time comes to cook dinner I simply don’t have the energy. So I’m planning my menu ahead of time in hopes that I can get my meals ready and my family won’t starve! lol!
Monday (meatless) – Black Bean, Zucchini & Tomato Quesadillas
Tuesday (tilapia) – Foil-Pack Tilapia with Lemon, Rosemary & Tomato
Wednesday (chicken) – Hawaiian Chicken Skillet
Thursday (ground turkey) – Hamburger Casserole
Friday (fishy) – Tuna & Sweet Potato Patties
Saturday – Zucchini Lasagna (no noodles)
So there it is! I hope I actually accomplish each meal this week! Wish me luck1
I’ve decided to try and plan 2 weeks of Menu’s at a time to keep myself from going to the store and expanding my monthly grocery budget. So I went through my freezer and pantry and wrote down the meats I had and how many servings I would get out of it. From there I went to RecipeZaar and began searching for recipes. So, without further ado…here is what I came up with:
Monday: Chickpea-Quinoa Pilaf
Tuesday: Crockpot Polish Sausage w/apples & kraut
Wednesday: Scalloped Potato & Ground Beef Casserole
Thursday: Crockpot Chili Pork Chops
Friday: Pepsi Crockpot Bacon Pot Roast
Now the hard part of all this will be to make sure I thaw out the meat the night before so it will be ready when I need it. This is why we turn to fast food more often than we should…my lack of preparation. As for the side dishes for these dinners…I guess that part I’ll figure out as I go! Wish me luck!
My goal for the weekend was to plan out a month’s worth of recipes…I didn’t get it done, but I will at least plan this week. I’ll go from there.
Monday:Mediterranean Eggplant (Aubergine) Casserole
Tuesday: Crunchy Baked Tilapia
Wednesday: Cheddar-Garlic Oven-Fried Chicken Breast
Thursday: Southwest Spaghetti Squash
Friday:Scalloped Potato and Ground Beef Casserole
I hope I’m able to pull all this off! lol!
Monday (meatless): Chickpea Burgers with mac ‘n cheese (with pureed cauliflower)
Tuesday (tilapia): Raspberry Tilapia with asparagus
Wednesday (chicken): Mustard Balsamic Chicken with mushroom/rice
Thursday (ground turkey): Ground Turkey Tortilla Casserole
Friday (fish): Pretzel Tilapia with scalloped potatoes
Tomorrow is Cohen’s 3rd birthday so we probably won’t even get around to dinner. After cake and ice cream I don’t think anyone will be in the mood for my chickpea burgers! lol! At least I have a goal for this week. I’ve found that if I don’t create a menu then my family ends up eating pancakes or cereal for dinner. This is much better. My husband LOVES coming home to a meal on the table instead of bowl of cereal…who wouldn’t? I didn’t have the time or energy to come up with a weeks worth of new 5 star recipes so most of these are recipes we’ve tried and loved. I hope you enjoy them too!
Monday (meatless) – Honey Baked Lentils
Tuesday (tilapia) – Baked Tilapia with Lots of Spice
Wednesday (chicken) – Crock-pot Creamy Mexican Chicken
Thursday (ground turkey) – Beef Enchiladas
Friday (normally fish, but I’m out.) – Mandarin Pork Chops
I have no idea what my sides are going to be yet, but I’ll just wing it.
I didn’t get around to posting this on Monday, but here goes:
Monday (meatless): Mediterranean Chickpeas with Vegetables. This turned out really good. We all really liked it. I served it with Brown Rice and I did use fresh Parmesan Cheese. Yum!
Tuesday (tilapia): Parmesan Tilapia with Roasted Butter Beans. The Tilapia was heavenly! Even the boys ate it. However…the butter beans, I should have followed the directions better. I added WAY too much sage. If you’re using ground sage instead of sage leaves use only 1 Tsp. Hubby still liked them, he even had seconds.
Wednesday (ground turkey): Homestyle Turkey Meatloaf with Corn on the cob and Mashed Potatoes. (I just posted the recipe to recipezaar but it will take a day or two to be approved)
Thursday (chicken): Peach Ginger Glazed Chicken with whole grain pasta & salad
Friday (fish/shrimp): Pina Colada Shrimp & Rice
I’ll let you know how it all turns out!