Ever since becoming a stay at home mom a year ago, I've been doing everything I can to stretch our dollars and become more organized. A household runs much more smoothly if it's organized and neat. Of course, getting everyone on board is another task all together! I've always planned the weekly menu and made my shopping list from it, but now I'm going to try to take the extra step and actually PLAN out a weekly menu. What I mean is, I'll actually put thought into it, like: what would my family like to eat? how can I balance the meals so that they are healthy and yummy? I also have to plan around such things as days when I watch my nephew. I don't think I'll attempt to make beef wellington with baked Alaska on a day when I have two babies to take care of :) Another, important part of planning that I hadn't been doing is writing down the weekly menu. I think this will make me much more accountable and organized. So, here is the dinner menu for this week: I'd love to hear thoughts, advice and suggestions, I really would!
Monday: sloppy joaquins (a Rachel Ray recipe) and salad
Tuesday: chicken rolls (an old family recipe) and green beans
Wednesday: balsamic chicken (another Rachel Ray), french bread and sweet potato casserole
Thursday: Ziti with tomato cream sauce (my favorite vegan recipe) and broccoli
Friday: baked potato soup and salad
Saturday: basil cream chicken pot pies (another R.R.)
Sunday: probably leftovers, or if I'm feeling energetic then curry chicken with coconut rice
So, would you like to come eat at my house this week????