Category Archives: Menu Plan Monday

menu plan monday: the week of february 8, 2010

I stayed up too late watching the stupid Colts lose the Superbowl. *yawn* So I am getting a late start on planning my menu for this week.

Monday: curried split pea soup in the crockpot that I was going to make last week before we ran out of curry. Whoops. And homemade bread, if I can get around to it. We have small group tonight but I am unsure if we will go because Sam is still coughing and has a runny nose and since we gave all the kids at playgroup roseola last week, I’d prefer not to give all the kids at small group his cold this week.

Tuesday: salmon patties, peas, orange ginger sweet potatoes

Wednesday: whole chicken in the crockpot, green beans, brown rice

Thursday:  turkey chili and cornbread

Friday: chicken stir fry, jasmine rice [get turkey out to thaw]

Saturday: the roast turkey I was supposed to make last Saturday, but didn’t because I forgot to get it out to thaw the night before

Sunday: leftovers

You can participate in Menu Plan Monday, too, if you want! Even though our menu plan has been um, flexible, so far, at least I have something written down so I am not totally baffled every day at 4pm.


menu plan monday: the week of february 1, 2010

OK, I planned my menu for Menu Plan Monday and went to the grocery store this morning. I was really excited to find whole chickens marked down to $2.75-$3.50 each! I get 2-3 meals out of one chicken, so that’s a really good deal. I stocked up on a bunch of those. They aren’t pastured hens, but…one step at a time. We’ll get there eventually.

Monday: baked salmon fillets, sweet potato home fries, and spinach salad (cooked veggies for Sam instead of salad)

Tuesday: chicken karahi, jasmine rice, salad (cooked veggies for Sam instead of salad)

Wednesday: addictive sweet potato burritos, minus cheese

Thursday: curried split pea soup (in the crock pot), homemade whole wheat bread

Friday: homemade cheeseless pizza with whole wheat crust, salad, bread sticks

Saturday: whole roast turkey, green bean casserole, glazed carrots. I’ve never roasted a whole turkey by myself before, so we’ll see how this goes.

Superbowl Sunday: we’ll likely be at my mom and dad’s house watching the Colts destroy the Saints (they have an HD TV, and we don’t, and while it doesn’t really matter that much to me, it matters to Tim, so…), so I didn’t plan anything for this day.  But, there will be leftovers if we want a turkey sandwich later for for lunch.