Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Menu Plan Monday
Am I the only one or do you ever get burnt out to the point where you detest the whole menu planning, grocery shopping, cooking routine? I think I am at that point, which is sad because I really do love to cook. I think it is mostly because I have SO many recipes (and am indecisive by nature) and they are not organized so when it comes to figuring out what to make for the week, I stare at a blank page for hours (seriously) completely overwhelmed. I have to take in dietary issues, picky eaters, busy schedules and different tastes...makes for a not so loved chore.
I am in the process of organizing and purging my cookbooks, magazines and ripped out recipes and in the meantime I am going to try out "theme nights" to help narrow down my decisions (and to help organize the thousands of recipes I have). I have tried these before but I think they were just too specific and I couldn't stick with it so I did a google search to see what other people do and came up with the ones listed below.
Fall sports are ending and although basketball starts up on Monday, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel as far as getting back to some sort of normalcy in our dinnertime routine is concerned.
Here is what is on our menu this week:
Sunday|Family Dinner: Rotisserie Chicken, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese
Monday|Soup &/or Sandwich Night: Paleo Chicken Tortilla(less) Soup served w/ Tortilla Chips
Tuesday|International Night: Chicken Marsala with roasted red potatoes and smoky haricot vertes with mushrooms and bacon
Wednesday|Pasta Night: Spaghetti with homemade sauce and meatballs
Thursday|Mix it up or try something new: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, kabocha squash
Friday - Pizza
Saturday - YOYO (your own your own) or leftovers
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