Menu Planning Monday

30 Mar

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday

I ♥ Menu Planning!   

I am having bunches and bunches of fun finding new recipes and getting out some old stand-bys.  This past week, I struggled with feeling well and adding soccer practice on Tuesday evening.  It is amazing, though, how relaxed I am about my evenings when I know what I have planned for my meals during the week!  I am flexible enough that I can not fix a meal that was planned for one day, and move it to another…or leave it to be used the next week….which is what happened the last two weeks with the recipe for 20 Clove Garlic Chicken….I am absolutely determined to get it made this week!  If I have to jump through hoops to have it happen…I want to cook it!!!

I am finding more and more recipes that I am wanting to cook and try.  My sister-in-law has started posting her Menu Plans….and she has found some terrific sounding recipes, and in the upcoming weeks I hope to try them.  KB‘s plan every week includes some baking — you know bread, sweets, and even pasta!  I am gradually trying to add some baking to my week, but haven’t gotten all of the necessary supplies (a whisk for my Kitchen Aid mixer — and a new paddle for it, maybe even a dough hook!).  I also don’t have all the spices that I want or any yeast…but it will gradually come…and hopefully soon, I’ll be baking away!

So, onto my Menu Plan for this week.  It is simple, mainly because I haven’t been feeling 100% and I don’t know what the week will hold in regards to my health.

Friday — Grill Night CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER & NOT FEELING WELL.  The kiddos stayed with my parents for the evening…Mojo had dry Cheerios (ugh)…and I sipped a Coca-Cola.

A Southern Classic

A Southern Classic

Saturday — Glazed Ham, homemade Mac-N-Cheese (a new recipe)

Sunday — Leftover ham & mac-n-cheese

**baking plan for Sunday — New Potatoes in Creamy Dill Sauce, homemade chicken salad for the week

Monday — 20 Clove Garlic Chicken, roasted carrots (one of Girly Girl’s new favorites!)

Tuesday — SOCCER PRACTICE PICNIC NIGHT! — sandwiches & potato salad (made Sunday)

Wednesday — Picnic Night before Church — sandwiches with chips & cookies

Thursday — Pork Chop Stuffing Bake

Friday — Grill Night!!!  Brats & Dawgs Night **leftover from last week**




4 Responses to “Menu Planning Monday”

  1. mooseandsquirrel March 30, 2009 at 11:10 am #

    You know Emily, you don’t need all the stuff for your Kitchen Aid to start baking. I don’t even have a stand mixer and honestly don’t want one. I can do everything I need with my hand mixer or my hands. I consider it a good workout for my arms to knead my own bread.

    • EmmyJMommy March 30, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

      But, KB, I ♥ my Kitchen Aid…and it is very useful for the 8,000 things I have going on at one time in the kitchen! I can set it to mix and move to something else….it is a worker with no body getting in my way!

  2. Niki March 30, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    Sounds like a yummy week you’ve planned; especially the pork chop bake!


  3. charla March 30, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    Good for you for keeping this up! I have to menu plan, or my whole life falls apart. lol

    Here’s a good recipe for you to try:

    It’s one of my weeknight favorites. SO QUICK & EASY!

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