Archive for February, 2011

Midweek Meal Planning

23 February 2011

Seriously – how is it Wednesday already? I knew that I’ve been busy, but not busy enough to completely forget about planning out my week’s menu before the week was half gone! It’s probably not even worth truly planning out my menu, but I might as well plan it and post it here for posterity since I have to plan it before I can go grocery shopping tonight anyway!

I’ll skip Monday & Tuesday, since they’re over and done with and head straight into Wednesday.

Wednesday: Sweet Potato Pockets

Thursday: Lasagna and salad

Friday: Burgers with sweet potato fries

Saturday: Pasta con Broccoli with salad

Sunday: Book Club – the husband is on his own for dinner!

So, there it is – short and sweet. 😉 If I ever get this blogging thing down, I’ll start including pix and recipe reviews too. But, really that’s a mighty big IF! I’ve been trying this blog for well over a year now and it still leaves a bit to be desired!! c’est la vie.



What’s cookin’ this week!

13 February 2011

Confession: sometimes, when I’m working on something which entails matching up intangible ideas and whatnot, I get really overwhelmed and frustrated. So, I will turn those intangibles into manipulatives and work with those instead.

What does that have to do with this week’s menu? Well, that’s how I planned it – with manipulatives.

As I went through my cook books tonight, I made little cards for all the recipes I would like to or do make, noting the name of the cook book and the page number on the back of the card. I hope that this starts to help me get better at planning out my menus!

So, in a way which is much easier to read, I give you this week’s menu!

Monday: MahiMahi with Coconut Curry Sauce over Cardamom-Coconut Rice

Tuesday: Black Bean Burritos

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Cranberries & Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Parsnips and Onions

Thursday: Burgers & Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Friday: Pasta con Broccoli & Salad

Saturday: Dinner Out @ Texas Roadhouse for Hubby’s & his 2 BFFs’ Birthdays

Sunday: Chicken and Sweet Potato Pockets & Salad

I’m not doing brilliantly at keeping to my menu, but I seem to be getting better at it. 🙂