Monday, January 10, 2011
Menu Planning Monday
I was excited to find that the one of my new favorite (aforementioned) blogs, I'm an Organizing Junkie, also has a passion for meal planning. So, I am joining the ranks of her blog readers as part of Menu Plan Monday (or MPM). Check out her blog on Mondays for her meal plan and hundreds of others for some dinner inspiration! This is my first week taking part, but I have been using some of the recipes I have found via her blog for a couple of weeks - LOVE it!
Menu planning also allows me to take a look at what is on special at the grocery store and work meals around that, saving me quite a bit of money.
Hopefully, my menu plan (and others!) will give you some motivation to give this a try! (You will also note that the two linked recipes come from a great crock pot recipe website called One Year of Slow Cooking, all gluten free!)
Week of January 10th
Monday: Pork Carnitas leftovers from Sunday
Tuesday: Yellow Chicken and Rice with green beans (from one of our Kid-Friendly Allergy Cookbooks)
Wednesday: Hamburgers, baked squash and salad
Thursday: Crock Pot Sweet Potato Chili
Friday: Pasta cu Sugo with meatballs (my Nanny's recipe, waiting in my freezer to be defrosted!); spinach salad
Saturday: Out for dinner
Sunday: Enchiladas (recipe care of my sister-in-law, Lindsey Tibesar!)