Sunday, March 22, 2009

Menu Plan Monday — March 23rd-29th

There's good and bad in not getting around to fixing everything from the previous week's menu. The good is that I have less to plan for and buy for this week. The bad is that we ate out one extra time (on Saturday) and I had some complainers about leftovers.

So that's primarily what happened. The dishes I made at the beginning of the week were bigger and we had leftovers...lots. It's hard for me to plan those in, especially if it's a new recipe and I just don't know exactly how much food it's going to make and how well it's going to go over. Then on Saturday we had the Awana games, and we decided to go eat at Steak 'n Shake after they were over as a treat.

All of that means I get to pull three things from last week forward to this week, and that makes planning a little easier. What's not to like about that?


Tuesday — Taco Salad. We use the leftover taco meat from taco night. Recipe at the bottom of the post.

WednesdayBacon Cheeseburger Rice. One of the new recipes from last week that I didn't get around to making.

ThursdayPotato Bacon Chowder. Another new recipe from last week that got bumped. I'd better make it soon, because it's getting into the 40's and 50's occasionally here and it might be too hot soon! Maybe I'm acclimating.

Friday — Mahi Mahi or Tilapia. We cook this in a grill pan on the stovetop in olive oil generously seasoned with Mrs. Dash's garlic and herb and a touch of salt. We usually get the fish frozen at Sam's Club, and we haven't seen the Mahi Mahi in a while, so we'll probably have to settle for the Tilapia. I'm also going to put aluminum foil on the areas of my stovetop that I'm not using and see if that helps keep it cleaner while I'm cooking. A few weeks ago was really a bear and I'm not looking forward to repeating it.

SaturdayFettucine Alfredo.

Sunday — Eat out since we ate in all week, and hope all my kids are finally well!

Taco Salad

taco meat
one can chili beans
low-fat Italian salad dressing
chopped tomato
shredded cheese
one bag lettuce

Warm up taco meat and chili beans. Add chopped tomato, shredded cheese to taste, one bag of pre-cut and pre-washed lettuce. Toss with low-fat Italian salad dressing to your personal taste. We serve it with Tostitos.

Next week I'm going to try and add lunches to my menu planning. I think it might help things go even smoother for us during the week.

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1 comment:

Simply Sara said...

Thanks for the homemade taco seasoning recipe.
I'm going to try it out next week :)

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