Sunday, March 22, 2009

What's For Dinner?

I am a planner...a list maker. I consider it another "hobby" of sorts. Each week I make a list of dinner menus. I keep these menus in a food journal. They help me create my grocery lists. It also relieves much stress in the evenings because I know exactly what I am going to cook and that I have all the ingredients on hand. We save money, time, and eat more healthfully by doing a little bit of planning.

My food journal.

My good friend Lia suggested that I post my weekly menu so that she could use it. So, I am offering it up to all. Hopefully it can help you out as well. If you have any questions, I will post answers in the comments. The menu is just for dinners. I don't have time to cook breakfast in the mornings before school and we have leftovers for lunch.

Sunday: spaghetti with whole wheat pasta, sauteed green beans, spaghetti squash, whole wheat bread

Monday: fish tacos with chipotle cream, black beans

Tuesday: grilled chicken, brown rice, steamed mixed veggies, fresh tomatoes

Wednesday: lemon chicken soup with orzo, whole wheat bread

Thursday: tuna salad sandwiches, tomato and red onion salad

Friday: leftovers

Saturday: hamburgers, oven fries

Dessert: cinnamon-apple oatmeal bars

All of the menu items marked in green are from this cookbook. It is amazing. This is one of the few cookbooks I own that I actually follow the recipe without making changes. Her show on Food Network is really good too.


I have made excellent progress on big project #3. I don't think I will quite make my "end of Spring Break" deadline, but I won't be too far off. I will give you a sneak peak tomorrow.