Menu Planning for the week of 12/2/09

I have been really bad about menu planning the past couple of months.   The GOOD thing is, that we haven’t been resorting to going out, but we haven’t been eating as healthfully as I like, AND we have been spending more on groceries than I like.

SO, here’s the plan for this week:

Breakfasts:  (with the exception of my honey, everyone else pretty much makes their own breakfasts from a choice of what is in the house)

  •  whole grain waffles (I’ll be making and freezing those tomorrow morning)
  • whole grain pancakes (I’ll be making those and freezing a bunch on Friday morning)
  • biscuits (got it, making them and freezing the dough–trying a new recipe want to see how it works out–this afternoon)
  • toast, bagels, english muffins, muffins/quick breads
  • oatmeal
  • turkey sausage, eggs
  • fruit
  • granola (I’ll make that tomorrow afternoon)
  • yogurt


  • leftovers
  • bean & cheese burritos
  • quesadillas
  • sandwiches
  • salads
  • soups
  • chili dog casserole


Wed, 12/2/09:

  • skillet chicken served over spinach
  • butternut squash

Thurs, 12/3/09

  • tuna fusilli
  • steamed broccoli & baby carrots
  • salad

Friday, 12/4/09

  • cube steak stroganoff with egg noodles
  • baked sweet potatoes
  • steamed kale
  • green salad

Saturday, 12/5/09

  • black bean & sweet potato burritos
  • brown rice (maybe)
  •  spinach salad

Sunday, 12/6/09

  • herb-crusted chicken piccata
  •  brown rice
  • veggies
  • salad

Monday, 12/7/09

  • crockpot corn chowder
  • homemade whole grain dinner rolls
  • salad
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1 Response to Menu Planning for the week of 12/2/09

  1. Trudy says:

    It all sounds great! I’m amazed, you must be so inspired in the kitchen. Did you see Julie and Julia? Who is you cooking inspiration and how did you ever become so diligent with meals? This is Q&A right ? 🙂

    Hi Trudy! We still need to get together 🙂 I LOVE to cook! I’ve always loved to cook. My mom was an excellent cook (and before we moved to Hanford she owned 2 restaurants for a few years), so I grew up with good food, and I guess that that would have to have been my inspiration. When I was 9 she bought the first restaurant and I was basically left to run our home, and if Lorne and I wanted to eat more than pb&j or grilled cheese & canned soup, I had to teach myself to cook. So that I did! I got out mom’s Betty Crocker Cookbooks and started cooking! When i was 11 I was allowed to start doing some of the cooking at the restaurant! 🙂
    I haven’t seen Julie & Julia, but I want to.
    I do love to read cookbooks….it’s kind of a sickness really 🙂 I buy cookbooks, read through them, and then they sit on my shelf for months or years unused! I get the ideas from the books and then do my own thing 🙂 One of my close friends gets very irritated with me because she’ll share a recipe with me, and I don’t follow it, I make it my own 🙂
    I became diligent about making meals at home out of necessity….when we had our first baby we made the decision for me to stay home (And to homeschool) which meant cutting our income in half. We have been a single income family for 17 years now and for the first 12 years of that time if I didn’t cook, we didn’t eat! When the kids were little I did a lot of freezer meals to help on those days when I just couldn’t get into the kitchen to cook.

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