Sunday, May 29, 2011

Meal Plan 5-29-11

Check me out - week two of meal planning!  Last week went okay.  We had some adjustments when my chicken guy wasn't at the farmer's market so Sunday's chicken and Wednesday's chicken soup were off the plan. Sunday we stuck to the quinoa salad and asparagus without the chicken.  On Wednesday, I had my husband bring extra pizza home from confirmation class at church, so that was a little 'eating out'.  But overall, we did well.

I'm adjusting our nightly categories as we go and I discover what works best.

Chicken Sunday: Barbeque chicken and grilled veggies
Meatless Monday: Quinoa and Black Bean Chilli (double recipe and freeze half)
Grilling Tuesday: Veggie Kebabs over Brown Rice
Slowcooker or Freezer Wednesday: Tacos with Bean and Beef filling that's ready in the freezer
Pasta Thursday: Spaghetti, Meatballs from the freezer, and Salad
Friday Pizza: Whatever veggies are left in the house!
Open-Fire Saturday or Misc.: Homemade Chicken Nuggets, French Fries and Veggies (double chicken nuggets to freeze extra)

Extra snacks or staples to make: granola that never got made last week, more cookies, and bread for sandwiches

What are you eating this week?


  1. Totally agree with you on menu planning - the weeks where we don't have a plan end up costing us tons of many and needless stress! All items are more or less homemade (so that they are gluten free) except for the sausage which is Amy's brand. Our menu plan for the week:

    1)Bourbon Chicken/Brown Rice/Sugar Snap Peas
    2)Buttermilk Fried Chicken/Corn on the Cob/Peas/Banana Pudding
    3)Grilled Chicken Andouille Sausage/Grilled Squash & Zucchini/Baked Waffle Fries (?)/Grilled Pineapple
    4)Sticky Coconut Chicken/Roasted or Grilled Sweet Potatoes/Coconut Rice
    5)Taco Salad (ground turkey taco meat/romaine/cheese/tomato/corn/green onion/salsa ranch yogurt dressing)
    6)Turkey Cheese Burgers/Mac-n-cheese/Veggie

    Please keep sharing your menu plans! It's good to hear what other folks are eating and helps us keep out of food ruts!
    *Your blog won't let me log in under my google account :( Not sure why!

  2. Becki,
    You menu looks delish! Homemade is the best for saving money and keeping things simple and fresh. Everything in ours is homemade this week too, though some is prepared ahead and frozen for convenience. I am using store-bought tortillas this week cause they were on sale and I had a coupon, but the homemade ones are so good (although not gluten-free at all!).

    You're the second person I know who has had problems signing in with google. I'm going to check my settings - I need to do some re-formatting. But so glad you commented!

    - Jamie

  3. Can you send me the chili recipe, even if it is not dairy free gluten free i can adapt it, it sounds delish!



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