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  • Menu Plan Monday: Week of September 1, 2014

    I can’t believe it’s already September – before we know it, it will be Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s! I’m hoping we’ll settle into a comfortable routine starting this week, as our fall schedule gets settled with established sports practice times and good homework patterns. A regular routine makes it so much easier to plan and cook dinner, plus I’ve really been trying hard to stick to Michael Pollan’s maxim, “Eat all the junk food you like as long as you cook it yourself” by baking more. So here’s what I’m thinking for dinners this week:

    Monday – Dinner out

    Tuesday – Taco Cornbread “Pizza,” Salad

    Wednesday – Shredded Beef Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries

    Thursday – Mac & Cheese, Salad, Garlic Bread

    Friday – Prime Rib, Creamed Spinach, Yorkshire Pudding, Strawberry Trifle

    Saturday – Dinner out

    Sunday – Dinner out

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


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    What’s Going On + Menu Plan Monday: Week of August 25, 2014

    I’ve been busy since school started, finally catching up on many of the things I’d put off while the kids were underfoot during the summer. My goal is to minimize the clutter in the house – to put things away, to find new homes for things, and of course, to get rid of as much as possible. It’s just easier to clean the house when there are lots of flat surfaces! I’ll post a photo of my newly uncluttered desk area soon. My dream is to somehow clear the kitchen counters of all appliances except for the microwave and toaster oven. I’ve got a plan, but we’ll have to see if it pans out!

    All of this activity means that I’m not doing as much cooking as I might otherwise, and I’m ok with that. I’m still working on using up much of what’s stored in the freezer and pantry, too. So here’s what I’ve got planned for this week:

    Monday – Dinner out

    Tuesday – Summer Farfalle Salad with Smoked Salmon

    Wednesday – Ma Po Tofu, rice, steamed broccoli

    Thursday – Pizza Muffins, Salad

    Friday – Overnight Caramel French Toast, Bacon, Fruit

    Saturday – Dinner out

    Sunday – Dinner out

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


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of August 18, 2014

    I’ve got a lot on my plate right now, and I feel like I’m not getting out from under the pile of stuff I have to get done. So I’m trying to take it easy this week with cooking, and hopefully get caught up on work and housework!

    Monday – Dinner out

    Tuesday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries {didn’t get to this last week}

    Wednesday – Leftovers

    Thursday – Tex-Mex Cornbread “Pizza”, Salad

    Friday – Dinner out

    Saturday – Dinner out

    Sunday – Breakfast {pancakes or French toast, eggs, sausage, fruit}

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


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of August 11, 2014

    I can’t believe it, but school starts tomorrow! My kids are less than thrilled, and they haven’t cooperated with my strongly worded suggestions to go to sleep earlier (bedtime got pushed back during the summer due to late sports practices) so I’m expecting it to be a rough week. Accordingly, I’m focusing on quick and easy meals, so I can focus on getting things done around the house (all those things I put off while running around with them during the summer), and helping them with their homework.

    Here’s what I’m thinking for dinners this week:

    Monday – Pizza, Salad

    Tuesday – Chicken Enchiladas, Salad

    Wednesday – Bacon-Wrapped Tofu, rice, some kind of veggie

    Thursday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries

    Friday – Dinner out {going to my friend’s wedding – yippee!}

    Saturday – Dinner out

    Sunday – Dinner out

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


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of August 4, 2014

    School starts a week from Tuesday! Part of me is looking forward to being able to settle into a real routine again – I always get so much more done. But another part of me will miss the flexible schedule of summer.

    For this coming week, I’d like to clean out my freezer and pantry. I’m not sure why, but I’d like to start the school year with some empty shelves! So here’s what I’m thinking for dinners this week:

    Monday – Roasted Pork Hash, Zucchini Coins

    Tuesday – Tex-Mex Cornbread “Pizza”, Salad

    Wednesday – Ma Po Tofu, rice, steamed broccoli

    Thursday – Chicken Enchiladas, Salad, Refried Beans and Mexican Rice

    Friday – Cheesy Mashed White Beans With Kale, Parmesan, and a Fried Egg

    Saturday – Bacon-Wrapped Tofu, rice, some kind of veggie

    Sunday – Pan Bagnat, Sweet Potato Fries

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


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