For quite awhile now, I have wanted to be organized enough to start planning the menu in our house. I hate trying to figure out what we’re going to have for dinner each afternoon. It seems that 4 times out of 7, I don’t have the ingredients on hand to make what I decide I want and then a trip to the store is in order. This creates 4 opportunities to buy crap that we just do not need along with the 1 or 2 things we do.
Last week when I catching up on my reader I followed a couple links and ended up landing at orgjunkie.com, where I found the Menu Plan Monday (MPM) link up.
Since the New Year has begun, I’ve decided that creating a menu plan each week is a great goal for me. It gives me a way to budget, ensure healthful eating, and it will decrease the dreaded impulse buying we’ve become so bad at. It may even lead to less waste. I HATE throwing food away. It feels like I’m just stuffing dollars right in the rubbish bin. That needs to stop.
I’m excited to begin this and have high hopes that I won’t abandon it mid-month. Also, I’ll likely post the yummiest recipes here so I won’t forget about them, as I tend to do now.
- Mon: Chicken & Asparagus in wine sauce w/ parm chive smashed potatoes
- Tue: Warm Tortellini & Cherry Tomato salad, dinner rolls
- Wed: Balsamic Roast Chicken, braised carrots, roasted potatoes
- Thu: Pork & Veggie Stir-fry w/ cashew rice
- Fri: Bacon, Arugula & Shrimp salad, quinoa pilaf
- Sat: BBQ Chicken pizza
Just for the record, I’m not looking forward to the cashew rice. I’m not a fan of nuts in savory foods. But J loves them. So I’m doing it for him.
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