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!