Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Menu Plan Monday (on Tuesday, but who's counting)

Maybe I should change the name of this little exercise to "Menu Plan Tuesday"? And then maybe I could get my own list of hundreds of followers who just can't get their acts together enough on Mondays to post their lists on their blogs. I'll just have to leave it to Laura, the MPM originator, to be all efficient at her fantastic blog, I'm an Organizing Junkie, while I dither around in confusion.

So anyway, we did actually eat dinner last night and everyone was very complimentary about it, although now that it's all digested and the dishes are washed and the leftovers covered and stowed away in the fridge, I don't know how I did it. Really, yesterday was such a whack day, my family is lucky they weren't required to dine upon a bowl of canned tomato soup and a handful of stale saltine crackers. But listen here, I'll tell you how I did it: I did it because of Menu Plan Monday. Yes, even though I'm not posting my plan until today, I still have it all written on on my clipboard. So when the time came to prepare dinner, I had every ingredient I needed, which is something that didn't always happen in my pre-MPM days.

So there you have it. Menu Plan Monday has changed my life, even on those weeks when it becomes Menu Plan Tuesday.

Menu Plan for the Week of March 29, 2010 (Holy Week)

Monday - Baked Steak with baked potatoes, green beans and croissants

Tuesday - Roasted Chicken with Dressing and Sweet Potatoes

Wednesday - Grade School Chili, served with peanut butter sandwich halves and lots of crispy saltine crackers

Holy Thursday (early dinner because of Mass at 7:00) - Royal Feast Poured Crust Pizza

Good Friday (fast day, with church services in the afternoon, so no interruption of the dinner schedule) - Fettucine Alfredo with crab

On Saturday (March 27) we had Queso Sauce with tortilla chips and on Sunday we had a new Chicken and Almond Casserole, a debut dish I was testing out on the fam, as I am hoping to serve it at Aisling's Confirmation party in early May. It looks like a winner!

1 comment:

Kayte said...

What's that poured pizza crust thing? Sounds interesting. You always come up with interesting things over here. I have no creativity whatsoever.