I am back on the menu bandwagon once again. My daily schedule is halfway worked out, and the menu part is this:
- Monday: Soup in Winter Salad in Summer
- Tuesday: Chicken
- Wednesday: Use Food Storage
- Thursday: Fish
- Friday: Quick or Eat Out
- Saturday: Burger Bust
- Sunday: Crock Pot Meal
Still moving things around from my original schedule; I need a few more weeks to see if it fits.
The biggest problem with making a menu is over planning. I want to add something new every day; try out new pins and recipes. It is hard to temper my desires with reality. After a few days of cooking new stuff I just want to stop with a menu and cook some old familiar meals like spaghetti instead of trying another new recipe. I have to limit myself to one or two untried meals per week.
The grocery list gets a bit complicated and expensive, too, when trying lots of new stuff. It all sounds wonderful on paper, but is not always practical. I am not interested in shopping all afternoon.
Last Saturday I went to Costco and then Walmart. Are you kidding; shopping either store on a Saturday? It took three hours and cost almost $300. Yikes! Fortunately I only go to Costco once a month. It is too easy to put another item in the cart that costs $10 to $20. I read the ads, but Walmart is still my choice since my Rx's are there.
Note a pin about Walmart on my board Buyer Beware. There are some things you don't by at Walmart.
Menu for the week:
- Monday: Angie's Perfect Potato Soup,(http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2013/01/perfect-potato-soup) another soup from the family recipe contest
- Tuesday: Oven Fried Chicken with Baked Potatoes. Comfort food on a cold day
- Wednesday: Storage Garlic Chicken (like the frozen one)(Storage,canned chicken, fusili, and bottled Alfredo Sauce)
- Thursday: Oven baked Flounder with quinoa pilaf and green salad.
- Friday: Hot Dogs with sauerkraut and crudites.
- Saturday: Beef and Black Bean Burgers with Cumin Mayonnaise (from the cookbook, Beans by W. Park Kerr) and apple slices.
- Sunday: Slow Cooked Artichoke Pasta (with Chicken)http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2011/01/super-easy-slow-cooker-artichoke-pasta A new dish, but a super easy pinned recipe. Let you know how it turns out.
That was an easier menu plan. Did it in 20 minutes. Enjoy the day!