Monday, March 9, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - and a Review of Last Week

I have decided that menu planning is a great thing. It takes the stress out of the frantic question "what's for dinner?" which usually comes up about an hour before you plan on eating.

For us the best part of menu planning is that while we have a plan, we don't feel like we have to follow it to the letter. Particular recipes may get moved to the next week, we may end up eating out or having more leftovers than planned. But it is all OK.

Now back to the review of last week. We did pretty good. We ended up skipping the dinner planned for Wednesday: Braised Herb Chicken Thighs With Potatoes Recipe with frozen crinkle carrots, romaine salad and garlic bread. We still had lots of leftovers.

Saturday Mr. Gooch went to visit friends so I just had a Lean Cuisine and some snacks.

We did pretty good at the grocery store. I did get more things than planned since there were some really good prices on chicken breasts and ground sirloin.

So this week our menu plan is as follows.
Sunday: Out for dinner as we have a house showing. Yummy Chipotle!!
Monday: Braised Herb Chicken Thighs With Potatoes Recipe with frozen crinkle carrots, romaine salad, fruit salad and garlic bread
Tuesday: FITF
Wednesday: Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with corn, romaine salad, fruit salad and cornbread muffins.
Thursday: Spaghetti Pie with romaine salad, carrots and garlic bread.
Friday: FITF
Saturday: Birria (Mexican-style pot roast) in the crock pot. A recipe I picked up at Penzeys this past weekend. We will serve it with romaine salad, corn and the leftover corn bread muffins.

I also plan to make mac and cheese with spicy sausage, spaghetti pie and lasagna to freeze ahead in preparation for the kids visiting for Spring Break.

Don't forget to visit to see what others are planning this week.

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