Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Menu planning

Two things have come to my attention recently. The first thing is that I'm a bad menu planner. Is anyone out there with me? I normally just go to the store, pick out some stock ingredients and meats and put something together every night based on what I bought. This brought me to the second realization, that we eat ENTIRELY too much chicken. Chicken is great, don't get me wrong. It's healthy, inexpensive, and there's a billion things you can do with it...IF you plan right, which I just confessed that I haven't been. So, that tells me a change needs to happen. I decided that I needed to be more intentional with what we're eating and only buying ingredients that we need for that week...which also might reduce the amount of food waste that we have every week. And it'll force me to look for new recipes, because we are so darn tired of eating the same stuff. It's a win-win, right? I sure hope so. 

With that being said, here is my menu plan for the week!

Homemade chicken pot pie

I will be out of town, so I am getting something easy for Ross to fix for the boys

Homemade pizza

Broccoli cheese soup, bread and spinach salad

Salmon pasta with a pesto sauce and corn salad (new recipes!)

PW's caveman pops (roasted turkey legs), mashed potatoes, green beans and leftover spinach salad

We eat dinner with our small group, so I will take something

Chicken tacos

Want to menu plan with me, or already do so? Share your ideas with me, I'd love to hear them! 

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