Saturday, February 20, 2010

Menu Plan: Week of 2/22/10

Since our son was born (15 months ago...), we hardly eat out anymore. Not because we don't want to, but mostly because our son is very, how shall I say, "unpredictable" at meal times and can be, how shall I say, "overzealous". So we stay home and out of earshot of nice paying patrons at restaurants. It's actually a bonus because we save tons of money (and not to mention tons of calories!)by eating our meals at home. However, it is nice to go out and have no cleanup and no dishes afterwards! My hubby treated us TWICE this past week to a meal out with the kids (our son was mostly well behaved...).

Since I only cooked a few nights this last week, I'm refreshed and geared up for some menu planning and cooking (even though hubby is traveling AGAIN this week so my plan is a little light). I'm trying one new recipe this week - the lentil rice casserole courtesy of Sarah at Clay In His Hands. She always has such great, frugal, and healthy recipes so I'm anxious to give this one a try! Otherwise, the week is filled with family favorites - especially spaghetti made with my mother-in-law's homemade canned spaghetti sauce, filled with organic vegetables from her garden and no sugar! Yummy! (wish I had the recipe but that is her secret...)

Here is our menu for the week:

Sunday: Spaghetti, garlic cheese toast, honeydew melon, lettuce salad with homemade croutons

Monday: Lentil Rice Casserole, Honey Mustard Salad, melon

Tuesday: Hot Beef Cheddar Subs (my husband's favorite meal!), Zesty oven fries, frozen broccoli

Wednesday and Thursday: Hubby out of town so leftovers for the me and the kids

Friday: Slow Cooker Honey Chicken, brown rice, mixed vegetables, lettuce salad

Saturday: Homemade pizza with hamburger and mushrooms

For great menu planning ideas and tips, please visit I'm An Organizing Junkie.

1 comment:

  1. I love Sarah's recipes too -- frugal and delicious. Her minestrone is one of our favorites.