Sunday, March 29, 2009

Menu Plan Monday~ 3/30/09

Can you believe it's almost April?!? This year is flying by...I'm thankful for the warmer weather though! Time to break out the grill this week. We've been really light on the veggies lately so I'm trying to make the effort to include more. We're going to start trying for baby #3 in a few weeks and I need to focus on eating healthy (and hopefully losing a few more pounds before I actually get pregnant!). So I'm going to really start looking at what we're eating and keep the junk out of the house!

Saturday 3/28: BLTs, Fruit, Popcorn (Movie Night!)
Sunday 3/29: BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Corn
Monday 3/30: Turkey Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans
Tuesday 3/31: Eggs, Turkey Bacon, Biscuits/Gravy
Wednesday 4/1: Ham, Stuffing, Asparagus
Thursday 4/2: Broccoli/Cheese Soup, Bread, Salad
Friday 4/3: Frozen Pizza, Velveeta, Fruit

DH has been really into Broccoli Cheese soup lately so I decided to try and make it at home for him. I tried a Potato soup recipe a few month back and it turned out awesome (we've had it many times since!). So I went to the same website (RecipeZaar) to get the new recipe. It has 5 stars with 100 reviews so I'm hoping it's good! I'll post the recipe once we try it!

I could use some help with quick "Movie Night" dinners. I typically grocery shop Saturdays and I work every other weekend (so I shop on the way home). We do "Movie Night" every Saturday so I like to make something fast and simple (sandwiches etc). I want to limit ordering pizza or whatever to once a month. Does anyone have any fun ideas for "Movie Night" dinners? BTW, I bought DH a popcorn machine for Christmas so we have to save room for theater style popcorn! LoL

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Menu Plan...Err...Tuesday? 3/24/09

DH and I had an extra day off this week and it threw my schedule off! I didn't even notice I had missed MPM until today! :) Oops!

I'm really trying to stay on track because our budget got out of control earlier this month when we ate out too much! We were out of town for a few weeks and our fridge was cleaned out. I finally went shopping and spent $90 instead of my usual $60. Now we're stocked up on everything but meat (Costco run on Friday!) so we should be ok now! :)

Now that I'm working FT, I've moved my grocery shopping day from Wednesday to Saturday. That means my menus now run Saturday-Friday.

Here's this week's menu!

Saturday 3/21: Steak/Mushroom Fajitas, Refried Beans
Sunday 3/22: Take Out at California Adventure!
Monday 3/23: Chili, FF Cornbread
Tuesday 3/24: Chicken Parmigiana, Pasta
Wednesday 3/25: Baked Potato Bar (Toppings: Chili, Cheese, Light Sour Cream, Broccoli)
Thurday 3/26: Chicken Taquitos, Refried Beans, Spanish Rice (Still searching for a recipe!)
Friday 3/27: Chili Dogs, Chips, Fruit

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Menu Plan Monday~ 03/01/09

I'm finally back! I've still been doing my menu plans but I feel like I stick to them so much better when I post them on here! We only have half a week here since we're headed to the snow for the weekend. :)

DH made dinner completely on his own this weekend! Yesterday was pretty simple (sauce and meatballs in the crockpot) but today he tried to re-create a meal from a Mexican place we liked. It was the Steak and Mushroom fajitas from On the Border. We were craving them a few weeks ago and went to go to dinner and they had closed down! (The recession kills another business!) DH marinated cubed up steak in the following:

Ground chili pepper, garlic, cumin, paprika, soy sauce, worscheter sauce, EVOO, and a bit of Frank's Red Hot

He grilled it on the griddle with some sliced mushrooms and onions and some cheese on top. We had it with corn tortillas and sour cream. It was AWESOME! Not something we'll have often because steak is expensive but it's a great treat!

Now onto the full plan.

Saturday 2/28- Meatball Subs, Salad
Sunday 3/1- Steak/Mushroom Fajitas,Black Beans
Monday 3/2- Chicken/Mushrooms, Rice Pilaf, Asparagus
Tuesday 3/3- Italian Chicken, Spaghetti, Broccoli/Cauliflower
Wednesday 3/4- Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage
Thursday 3/5- Clean Out The Fridge
Friday 3/6- Mammoth!

See ya all next week! Head on over to Laura's for more great menus!!