Monday, November 12, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

I may have mentioned that I like to make lists. In particular, I like to make lists of things that I can actually accomplish. There are a few things that I get around to that aren't on a list, but those few things won't win a person any medals (i.e., shower daily, wash clothes, go to work). Generally, I have to plan things or life just happens to day at a time...and then I look back and think, "geez, where does the time go?" I've had to get a lot more organized about running the household so that I can enjoy life more or else all of my time is taken up just getting the bare minimum done. SO... I've started really planning meals.
I love to cook, but have a really difficult time planning to do it. In the past month, I've started planning meals for the week, going grocery shopping either Saturday or Sunday, and basking in the mindlessness of coming home and starting to cook without fretting about what or where.
Laura at hosts Menu Plan Monday and if you head over to her blog, you'll see jillions upon jillions of plans. She (and probably all others participating) plans from Monday to Sunday. Since my deal is Sunday to Saturday, I'm a little out of step, but I'll see how it goes.
Sunday 11/11: Tuscan Tilapia, angel hair, and salad. I am in love with this dish. Have to put Bryn to bed but I'll type up the recipe next time. MMMMM. and EASY... my favorite combination.
Monday: Baked Spaghetti, salad, corn, rolls
Tuesday: Pork Chops, peas, parmesan noodles (noticing a "P" theme tonight--and also that I've fed my folks noodles for three days)
Wednesday: Hamburgers, beans, oven fries
Thursday: out--I'll be out of town for most of the day, then need to bake some pies for an office potluck and school bake sale.
Friday: sandwiches, but haven't thought beyond that (Technically, Beau will be working cattle some evening this week, so I'll have a left over meal that will likely substitute.)
Saturday: piece something together because we have a big day with a friend's birthday party, fall festival, craft fair, and some other stuff that will surely NOT be making a grocery list for next week or planning for Thanksgiving.


Wendy @ Life in the Button Factory said...

Yay, you're menu-planning! I *love* baked spaghetti. Do you just stir in egg/s and parm & bake or do you have a Real Recipe? Have a great week; I love you!

Susan said...

Actually, just browned some meat, stirred in some marinara and parmesan cheese with leftover angel hair from the night before. Sprinkled with mozzarella and baked for about 20 minutes. Not bad. I was technically punting because Beau wasn't excited about the Skillet Lasagna that I had originally planned. Just dug out an old "Italian Bake" recipe and substituted angel hair for the mostacolli noodles.

Rona's Home Page said...

My family enjoys Tilipia too. It's a winner for busy weekdays.
Happy Veteran's Day!

Wendy @ Life in the Button Factory said...

Oh, yeah, duh! I guess YOU don't add an egg if it can be avoided. I just realized I was thinking of spaghetti pie.