Monday, February 15, 2010

In the interest of saving time and money.....

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????


ONCE upon a time.... said...

yes! Yes! YES!! i would LOVE to eat at your house this week!! can you send me your recipe for sloppy joaquins?? i'll look at and see if i can find it. you have totally inspired me. i have been TERRIBLE about meals lately--we had boxed mac n cheese and spaghettios last week....two things i SWORE i'd never give my child because of the nutrition--or lack thereof!! LOL. great ideas!

love you!

Leah said...

Well, you are much more ambitious than I am. I normally try to have leftovers so I only have to cook half as much. Good work!

Mass Hole Mommy said...

Sounds yummy! Stopping by from the Friday follow!

~SHANNON~ said...

sounds great, and so yummy!

I found your blog through Friday Follow- and I'm so glad I did! Hope lot's of new people find you as well!

I'm your newest follower- I'd love if you'd come check out my blog!

Shannon at:

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Count me in, I would definitely stop by your house...every night! Yum!

Again - I hope Emma is feeling better soon!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Silly me...I was thinking I was on a different blog. That is what happens when I am on my mini and I can barely see anything on my screen!

Still, the menu sounds delicious and I hope your daughter is NOT sick, that comment was suppose to go on the other blog.

Thanks for stopping by...looking forward to seeing you around more!

Amanda T said...

Hey there! I'm a new follower from Friday Follow!Hope to see you around my blog sometime! :)