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Meal Planning #3

I know that I haven’t blogged about most of the things I cooked since last time I planned, but I’m pretty sure it’s a million times harder to think of things to make than to find viable recipes and make them, so here is next week’s menu:
Saturday: Taco Salad and Lime Sherbet for dessert
Sunday: Thai Peanut Chicken
Monday: Sopes (if you, like my spellchecker, do not recognize Sopes, you are in for a TREAT!)
Tuesday: Homemade Mac & Cheese, Grilled Steak Kabobs and Steamed Broccoli
Wednesday: Perogies (which I will buy at the store pre-made like normal people)
Thursday: Greek Feast! aka: Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Homemade Pita Bread, Pilaf and Greek Salad
Friday: Italian Wedding Soup


Meal Planning #2

So… Here it is… our menu for next week!

Friday – Broccoli Pesto

Saturday – Grilled Chicken in Chipotle Sauce and Mexican Rice

Sunday – Corn and Potato Chowder

Monday – Potstickers and Spring Rolls

Tuesday – Enchiladas Verdes

Wednesday – Turkey Tortilla Wraps (because we bought turkey instead of chicken last week but never made them!)

Thursday – Well, I haven’t quite sorted Thursday out yet…

Meal Planning

Today’s Tip:

Ever look through your cookbooks to find some scrumptious delicacy to make for dinner only to discover that you have 2 of the 15 ingredients?  And then you have a craving for it, so you can’t, with any satisfaction, make something else?  Well, it happened to me over and over and over again.  That is until I found a solution.  It’s simple.

Every Wednesday, I make a menu for the week.  When grocery day comes around, I use the recipes to construct my grocery list.  Now, we can afford more expensive ingredients because we buy less useless things that just end up going bad.  Here’s this week’s menu:

  • Friday: Chicken Tortilla Wraps
  • Saturday:  Chicken Kiev and Wild Rice
  • Sunday: Posole
  • Monday: Sweet and Sour Pork
  • Tuesday: Caesar Burgers
  • Thursday: Taco Salad