Hello!!! Planning menu's is something I have "always" enjoyed, all the way back to my single days. I think it is the organizer in me or something. It is something I can control and see to fruition. Last week was not a home run. As a matter of fact, on Monday evening we had leftovers (or Modge Podge Meal as I like to say) because we had so much in the fridge. On Tuesday I made burned Spaghetti for Valentine's Day (no not on purpose!). Wednesday it was just the boys and I so we had frozen waffles. THEN Thursday night - dinner was awesome!! I made Lemon Chicken w/a Rice and Broccoli Casserole and it was a great dinner. I love nights like that! Also, I was planning a month at a time but I found that it didn't really work well for me. Instead, I set up my Recipe Binder so that I just go through recipes and as I use them, put them in the back of the section. It's made planning super easy :-)
With that said, here is my plan for next week.
Saturday: I have plans to do a family day in honor of my husband's upcoming birthday so we will be eating out.
Sunday: After church, we are having Sweet and Sour Crockpot Pork, green beans and rice. I might pick up some egg rolls, we'll see. For dinner, we are going to try making homemade Calzones - I thought it would be something fun to do with the boys.
Monday: Saucy Asian Meatballs (this is a new recipe!), Pineapple Fried Rice and Roasted Cabbage
Tuesday: Coconut Chicken, Onion Rings, and 7-Up Biscuits
Wednesday: DARRYL's BIRTHDAY!! He got to pick whatever he wanted for his birthday - we are having Jet's Pizza, Breadsticks and Salad. Then we'll have Carrot Cake for dessert!
Thursday: Simple Stroganoff, Easy Cheesy Bread, and Peas
Friday: Mini Sausage Quiches, Lemon-Blueberry bread, Salpicon