Saturday, March 14, 2009

Weekly Menu - 3/15/09

I find it incredibly helpful to create a weekly menu for my family. I really try to make one trip to the grocery store each week to avoid spending too much money (I always seem to get things I don't need when I'm at the grocery store - the fewer times I go, the fewer extra stuff I get!) and because my time is simply too precious to me. The last thing I want is to visit my grocery store more frequently than I need to. I have enough things going on in my life, so knowing what I'll be cooking each night is really helpful.

So about a month back, I started creating weekly menus and posting them on the Facebook page I created for my site. I think a lot of people find this really helpful. You can just copy my menu if it sounds good to you, or use a previous week's, or just pluck one or two things for ideas on your own menu!

You'll notice most of the things on my menu are recipes that have already been posted on my site. And you'll notice I keep posting new recipes each week that aren't on my menu! That's because I'm actually showing you my previous week's menu to allow me time to post a recipe for your use.

I'd love to know what YOU'RE having each week. Feel free to share!

Weekly Menu - 3/15/09

Sunday - The weather's chilly again. I've gotta have Corn Chowder! You'll need about 45 minutes prep time to have it ready - definitely do-able on a Sunday. Serve some bread and/or a salad on the side.

Monday - Fajita night! Use chicken or steak, pick up tortillas, fajita seasoning, refried beans, shredded cheese, tomatoes, onions, and anything else you'd like.

Tuesday - Pizza Margherita. You can make the pizza dough ahead to save time. Then just roll out your dough and follow the recipe or add your own favorite toppings. The possibilities are endless.

Wednesday - Spaghetti Pie. Ooooooh yeah!

Thursday - Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese. Quick, easy and yummy!

Friday/Saturday - Order in/eat out or try making something fun and new!

Have a fabulous week!


Elyse said...

Weekly menus are such a great idea!! Yours sounds super yummy!

Jen said...

I don't decide what to cook until about one hour before Jim comes home. I thought not working would make dinner easier but I guess not.

Cathy said...

Ooooh -- your menu sounds great! I so need to start doing this. I spend WAY too much time at the grocery store. I think I am going to make the fajitas tomorrow!

Reeni said...

I kind of have an idea of what I'm going to cook for the week but I don't have it pinned down exactly. I go by what I'm in the mood for that day. I usually decide sometime in the morning what I'm going to cook. But your week looks delicious!! I see Spaghetti pie is on the menu, Yum!! The stovetop mac 'n' cheese looks good too!