Sunday, January 18, 2009

1/19/09 Menu Plan

I'm still at it! Can you believe it? It must be good, if I'm actually sticking with it. (Being easy to do helps too. ;D)

This week I'm laying out the plan first and will give a few comments afterward. Here goes:

Monday:
B-French Toast Casserole
S-Fruit
L-Chicken Sandwich or wrap
S-Muffins
D-Shepard's Pie

Tuesday:
B-Eggs/bacon/toast
S-carrots
L-Soup
S-Yogurt
D-Salmon burgers/roasted veggies

Wednesday:
B-Leftover french casserole
S-cheese/crackers
L-tuna sandwiches
S-muffins
D-gumbo/rice

Thursday:
B-Crockpot Oatmeal
S-Smoothie
L-Pizza
S-Rice cakes with pb
D-Black beans/rice

Friday:
B-cereal
S-fruit
L-pb &j
S-cookies/hot tea
D-pasta

Last week we ended up having a leftover night on Wednesday which pushed the lamb to Thursday. So, tonight it's lamb taquitos by the King and I've moved the Shepard's Pie to tomorrow. With the menu planning it's easy to see and use leftovers and make needed adjustments.

My goal would be eventually to get all prep work done for the each day the night before. This would cut down on having to think so much in the morning of how to schedule in food prep for the day. Who wants to think about preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner at 8 o'clock in the morning? For instance, I would love to be able to do the following tonight:

Put chicken in fridge to thaw for Wednesday's Gumbo
Prep the French toast casserole so all I have to do is pop it in the oven in the morning.
Get chicken salad prepared for tomorrow's sandwiches.
Prep potatoes-wash, peel, cook, mash for tomorrow's pie.

I'll probably only get two out of the four done realistically. I also have 3 heads of hair to cut tonight. AND tonight is PBS's version of Wuthering Heights on Masterpiece Theater. I'm a bit of a Masterpiece Theater addict. I love how they've done all the Jane Austen novels lately. I think I managed to videotape all of them. (Satisfied sigh.....) AND I'm seriously behind in the laundry area. That's what happens when I cut down on watching a TV show before I go to bed, I forget to do the laundry. Eeeeek! Guess I need a new system for that! Yes, I'll be doing laundry while watching Wuthering Heights. LOL

Off to eat Taquitos!!!

1 comment:

Julee said...

I'm enjoying these by the way... I'm commenting and then walking to the freezer to thaw tomorrows chicken thanks to you! :)