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  • Menu Plan Monday: Week of Feb 3, 2014

    Every week when I write up my menu plan, I kind of dread doing it. Which is odd, because it’s the kind of thing you’d think I’d enjoy – after all, it’s food-related, involves planning, and saves money. And yet, I really don’t enjoy it, probably because I’m not nearly as organized as I’d like to be. There are inevitable curveballs each week, my kids are rather picky, we have a crazy afternoon/evening schedule because of sports, and I’m busy!

    But I create my menu plan anyway, because I know how much better our week will be if I have one. Even if I don’t follow it exactly {which I don’t, as evidenced below}, we still eat better and save more money than if I didn’t make one. So, although our schedule is changing yet again thanks to new practice times this week, here’s what I’ve got planned:

    Monday – Chicken Pasta Salad with Broccoli, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Kalamta Olives {didn’t get to this last week}, Salad

    Tuesday – Turkey Meatloaf Burgers, Roasted Butternut Squash

    Wednesday – Sandwiches, Crudite

    Thursday – Cornbread Mexican Pizza, Salad {meant to but didn’t get to this last week}

    Friday – Sauteed Mushrooms with Toasted Flatbread and Baked Eggs {didn’t get to this last week either}

    Saturday – Dinner out

    Sunday – Tuna Noodle Casserole

    I’m also going to make some Magic Bars {though I find that I need to double the amount of crackers in the base}, some kind of cookie, and some type of freezable breakfast item.

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of Jan 27, 2014

    Our spring routine is starting to take shape, as the boys’ teams form, practice days are set, and game schedules are released. We are going to be super busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

    Monday – Breakfast: Baked Donuts, Sausage, Fruit

    Tuesday – Roasted Cauliflower, Raisins and Anchovies with Pasta

    Wednesday – Cornbread Mexican Pizza, Salad

    Thursday – Chicken Pasta Salad with Broccoli, Kalamata Olives and Oven Dried Tomatoes

    Friday – Sauteed Mushrooms with Toasted Flatbread and Baked Eggs, plus something else

    Saturday – Alton Brown’s Sardine Avocado Sandwich

    Sunday – Dinner out {Super Bowl Party Time! thinking of making Dirt Cake}

    I am also planning to make Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, and 10-Minute Lime Cracker Pie.

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of Jan 20, 2014

    I am still trying to use up a lot of what we have, although I’m not conducting a true pantry challenge, in that I’m still buying groceries, including non-perishables. So, these meals call for a lot of things that are already in the house:

    Monday – Dinner out? {not sure of our plans; if not, I’ll pick up sandwich fixings}

    Tuesday – Pasta with Caulifower, Raisins and Anchovies

    Wednesday – Portugese Bean Soup, Garlic Bread

    Thursday – Pizza, Salad

    Friday – Bacon-Wrapped Tofu, rice, some kind of vegetable

    Saturday – Dinner out

    Sunday – Dinner out

    And maybe this is the week I finally make Red-less Velvet Cake Balls!

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of Jan 13, 2014

    I’m finally feeling better, plus I’ve been inspired by the Pantry Challenge at Good Cheap Eats to use up what I already have on hand, and to make our junk food instead of buying it.

    With that in mind, here’s what I’ve got planned for dinner this week:

    Monday – Steak Sandwiches, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

    Tuesday – Tuna Noodle Casserole, Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

    Wednesday – Pizza, Salad

    Thursday – Beef Nachos with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and sour cream {and maybe some sauteed jalapeños}

    Friday – Panko-Crusted Tofu, somen noodles, some kind of vegetable

    Saturday – Dinner out

    Sunday – Dinner out

    I also plan to make: Butternut Squash Brownies, Magic Bars, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Red-less Velvet Cake Balls.

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of Jan 6, 2014

    This bout of bronchitis I’ve developed has me feeling like I spend half of my energy coughing each day, so I’m hoping it goes away soon! In the meantime, I haven’t felt much like cooking, so I’m keeping it simple this week.

    Monday – Sashimi, Rice, some kind of vegetable

    Tuesday – Pasta with Butternut Squash and Mushrooms

    Wednesday – Steak Sandwiches, Roasted carrots and fingerling potatoes

    Thursday – Dinner out

    Friday – Overnight Caramel French Toast, Sausage, Fruit

    Saturday – Dinner out

    Sunday – Dinner out

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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