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  • Menu Plan Monday: Week of March 10, 2014

    We’ve entered our super busy season, with what seems like constant practices and games for the boys, on top of regular homework and school. So I’m falling back on some easy favorites this week:

    Monday – Pasta with Cauliflower, Raisins & Anchovies

    Tuesday – Pan Bagnat

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

    Thursday – Cold cut sandwiches, fruit

    Friday – Overnight Caramel French Toast, sausage, eggs, fruit

    Saturday – Dinner out

    Sunday – Cheesy Mashed White Beans With Kale, Parmesan, and a Fried Egg, Garlic Bread

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


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of March 3, 2014

    This is the first month I’ve made my menu plan using the simplified method I’ve come up with. I’ll share more details on that later this week. It definitely made things easier, and I didn’t find the task as dreadful as I have in the past {although I did realize that we are entering another season of super busy-ness!}. More on that later, too. In the meantime, here’s what we’ll be having for dinner this week:

    Monday – Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Sauce, sauteed “power” greens {I love that bagged blend at Trader Joe’s!}

    Tuesday – Alton Brown’s Sardine-Avocado Sandwiches, Chips

    Wednesday – Sashimi, rice, sauteed enoki mushrooms

    Thursday – Ham & Broccoli Spirals, fruit salad

    Friday – Pan Bagnat, Chips

    Saturday – Dinner out

    Sunday – Overnight Caramel French Toast, fruit

    I’ll make another batch of Magic Bars {seriously, the recipe is awesome for using up crackers and cookies on their last legs}, and some blueberry muffins because that’s what I’ve been craving.

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


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of Feb 24, 2014

    As I mentioned last week, I’m looking to make my monthly menu planning easier so I don’t dread doing it. My original idea was to create several menus I could use as templates, but Wendy had the great idea of using a list of a family favorite meals, and building from there. So look for a post on simplifying my menu planning process coming soon. In the meantime, here’s what I’m planning for dinner this week:

    Monday – Cornbread Taco Pizza, Salad

    Tuesday – Salmon Furikake, Rice, some kind of vegetable

    Wednesday – Roasted Cauliflower Sardine Pasta

    Thursday – Easy Chicken Flautas, salad

    Friday – Overnight Caramel French Toast, Fruit

    Saturday – Cheesy Mashed White Beans With Kale, Parmesan, and a Fried Egg, Garlic Bread

    Sunday – Alton Brown’s Sardine-Avocado Sandwiches

    I’m also going to make Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls with maple icing, Magic Bars, and maybe Cookies and Cream Cookies.

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


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of Feb 17, 2014

    This is going to sound crazy, but it just occurred to me that I can copy previous monthly menus, and then just tweak them according to how our days are scheduled. I do this anyway every week, since I don’t know a full month ahead what every night of every week is going to be like. I’m thinking I’ll come up with a rotation of six monthly menus that I can use as a starting point every month, and then just plan on swapping out a few meals with some new ones I want to try, putting in the nights we’ll be out, and moving meals around according to our schedules, like the nights when I need a slow-cooker meal because I’ll be out most of the day. I’m very excited about this, because I usually dread filling out my menu for the coming month but I make myself do it anyway because I know how useful it is. With the rotating menus, maybe I won’t feel so much dread!

    For now, this is what I’ve got lined up for this week:

    Monday – Pasta Bolognese, Steamed Broccoli

    Tuesday – Sauteed Mushrooms with Toasted Flatbread and Baked Eggs {forgot to buy the mushrooms for these last week}

    Wednesday – Cornbread Taco Pizza, Salad

    Thursday – Salmon Furikake, Rice, some kind of vegetable

    Friday – Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit, Sausage

    Saturday – Alton Brown’s Sardine Avocado Sandwich, Chips

    Sunday – Slow Cooker Paella, some kind of veggie or side

    I’m also going to make Magic Bars again, and some kind of cookie.

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


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of Feb 10, 2014

    Our new weekly routine is slowly taking shape, and it looks like most practices are going to be on the weekend – hallelujah! That makes my weeknight dinner planning so much easier.

    Monday – Tuna Noodle Casserole {I’m finally getting to this!}, Radish and Arugula Crostini with Brie

    Tuesday – Sandwiches, Crudite

    Wednesday – Bean & Cheese Enchiladas, Salad

    Thursday – Pasta Bolognese, Steamed Broccoli

    Friday – Sauteed Mushrooms with Toasted Flatbread and Baked Eggs {forgot to buy the mushrooms for these last week}

    Saturday – Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit, Sausage

    Sunday – Alton Brown’s Sardine Avocado Sandwich, Chips

    These Magic Bars are becoming a staple around here, because they are such a great way to use up the last of crackers and cookies. I’m making these again this week :)

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


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