Monday, January 25, 2010

menu plan monday.

I love when new people leave a comment on my blog because I find new people to ohh and ahhh over in Blog Land. I just added Christi Snow to my google reader. I love her cards and layouts...I think I'll be visiting her often for inspiration. (smiles)

It's pretty hard to plan meals when I don't have a calendar. No, I mean I really don't have one. I couldn't decide which one to use this year, so I have been flying by the seat of my pants so far in 2010 because I haven't been able to commit to a calendar. It hasn't been pretty. We've missed some stuff. That's embarrassing for me, disappointing for the child whose event was missed, and just silly because I just needed to have my life on a calendar where it belongs so I don't miss stuff.

I'm printing out a blank calendar this very moment from WinCalendar so I'll have something to work with until the calendar I ordered (um, will order) arrives. The one I am finally committing to is the same calendar I used last year from Erin Condrin. I loved it so much, but it's not the cheapest one around, so I thought I'd get something different for 2010 (different = less expensive). I got a little money for Christmas from someone who wanted to get me a purse but didn't know how to pick one out for me. Now she has gotten me a calendar instead. (smile)

I need to plan meals whether I have a calendar or not, so here's my attempt. I may have to make changes based on evening activities, but I think it will work out fine and it's definitely better than nothing. Eventually, I'd like to plug breakfast in, but for now, I'm going with this:

Lunch(between piano and Latin in car) pigs in a blanket, juice, spinach, and fruit)
Dinner - Crock Pot Chicken w/potatoes, carrots, green beans; Bread

Lunch - Soup, salad, crackers, fruit
Dinner - Lasagna, etc.

Lunch - Mac n Cheese, salad
Dinner - Church Dinner? (Possibly take sandwich stuff)

Lunch - Breakfast for Lunch :)
Dinner - Chicken Tortellini Casserole, salad


Lunch - Homemade Cheese Pizza (kids), Veg soup (me)
Dinner -

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Dinner -

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Dinner -

Aaaaaaaargh!! I am stumped. No wonder dinnertime is such a mess. I can't think of what to cook.

[So heap on the wood and kindle the fire. Cook the meat well, mixing in the spices; and let the bones be charred. Ezekiel 24:10]


Renee Camacho said...

k - check out the menu planning website (MPM) for more meal ideas. I suggest always keeping some throw together stuff around for those days when the menu plan just DOES NOT WORK...and I've been there multiple times, lol! Anyhoo - this week I'm doing a pantry challenge and freezer challenge for myself and I STILL haven't made it to the pantry/freezer to plan those meals yet, lol...(although I have an idea) Good luck with it this week. I KNOW it helps me and keeps me out of spending trouble!

Shannon said...

I'm like you- sometimes my plan doesn't work out, but I always have a plan.

Let's see....easy suggestions for dinner?
tacos? taco casserole? meatloag?

Shannon said...

when i first read monday, i thought you were taking the kids to pig latin. maybe i should go to bed... don't forget baked potatoes on your easy list!