Sunday, March 18, 2007

Menu Plan Monday ~my 7th~

I read this post at organizing junkie and this post at Lifesong, and decided it was time to get a bit more organized instead of just swimming through all my favorite recipes bookmarked on IE. So, I printed them out, got a notebook and dividers... and made about 4 weeks worth of menus! I followed Kim's idea of making each night of the week a certain category and then plugging in recipes. The only problem I had was that many recipes are many different things... like taco chicken is: chicken, crock pot, and mexican! For now my weeks will look like this...

Monday ~ chicken
Tuesday~ beef
Wednesday~ mexican
Thursday ~ crock pot
Friday ~ pasta
Saturday ~ easy
Sunday ~ crockpot

I am finding so many new recipes doing this menu plan monday, slow cooker thursday, and favorite ingredients friday!

Here's what my week looks like at this point...always subject to change! I am linking all the new recipes I've snagged below, thanks guys!

Chicken Pot Pie!

Dreamy Spaghetti
garlic toast

Spanish rice
refried beans

Pork chop & potato dinner (using this
for Slow cooker Thursday :)
green beans
lemon bundt cake

potato salad
baked beans

Empanadas (one of my new favorites, so
easy and really good!)

Hop over to MPM headquarters and join in, you'll be glad you did.

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. " Mark 11:24

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JennaG said...

Hey girl, your Friday menu is my Saturday menu! I posted my unique baked beans recipe! I'm impressed with your organizing. I used to have a six week rotation but I didn't stick to it very well. I need to try it again.

Becky said...

Hey! I was stopping by to find the link for the To Die For Pot roast...I'm going to try it this week! I love the theme idea...very organized! Your menu sounds tasty. I might just take some more recipes from you! I love trying new recipes! Hope you have a beautiful week!

org junkie said...

Sounds like you have gotten yourself very organized...way to go!!!

Have a wonderful week :)

The Queen Of Cute Shoes said...

Thats a great idea, I am going to have to try this idea!

Joyful Days said...

Awesome idea and your menu looks yummy.

I've really enjoyed your blog.


Tiany said...

Great menu, I will be trying your empanadas next week :-)Yummy!

Have a blessed week!


Anonymous said...

Looks like y'all will be eating good again this week! Yay for being organized. I think I'm about as organized as I'm gonna get, LOL!

Heather said...

Looks like a great week! I have just two days of my week set as something, I started that with my menu planning. Monday is Mexican monday and Wednesday is a crock pot day since our wednesdays are busy. Just knowing you need a specific kind of food that day makes menu planning even easier! Good for you and good luck!

Char said...

Everything looks great. I am checking out some of those new recipes, too.

Have a great week.

~Melissa~ said...

You've got a great menu there! We love empanadas. Good job on getting so organized!

Jenifer said...

Menu looks great. I really wish I had room for a crockpot but my little apartment kitchen doesn't have the space. It's on my list of things to get when we finally get a house.

Have a great week!

Dana said...

I have never tried empandas before, they look really good. I think I'll have to try those next week too! Great menu and so organized. Love it!

jdoriot said...

Great plans! I too need to organize my recipes and menus better. In fact, I'm going to do that as part of my "organizational Challange" over at Laura's. I need to set my nights like you did...good idea!!

Karla said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing!

palmtreefanatic said...

thanks for stopping by, have a Blessed week also!

KC said...

Way to Go Annie, getting everything organized.. WOW I'm so not that much of a planner, not at all.
your week looks very tasty..
happy eating.

Kim said...

Great job getting organized! I love your new look on your blog!

Sheryl said...

Love, love, love your new do...I know I said it last week, but you've made it even nicer since then!
Your menu looks delish as usual!
Have a blessed week,
PS...I have GOT to try the empanadas next week!

Michelle said...

I think I am going to try having a certain "meat/food" for the days of the week. I think that will be even better in planning. Your menu looks great as always! Blog is super too! Care to give lessons? LOL!

ShariJoy said...

Sounds great!!! I'm hoping my Empanadas turn out. I've never had them before soooooooo I have nothing to compare it to... that might be a good thing!LOL Have a good week!

In Pursuit of His Call said...

Wow, I never thought about organizing types of meals before...Keep us updated with how that works out for you...I notice there weren't any days for "Leftovers", maybe that's the "Easy" day. Great menu this week! Have fun!!!

Jessica said...

WOW I wish I was that organized!! My hubby does the cooking in this house. I would, but he looks over my shoulder and I have no patience!!!

Marcia said...

Hey Annie

I've been meaning to tell you that I love your new blog look - very nice.

And I finally got a chance to read Izzy's story. Wow - God's grace is awesome, isn't it?

Just popped over to check out your menu this week. Looks delicious and I'm so proud of you for all your organising - makes my heart so glad.


alisonwonderland said...

nice organization, annie! i'm very impressed. have a great week!

thanks for stopping by!

IRENE said...

Hi Annie!
Assigning a basic ingredient or way of cooking to each day of the week is such a good idea!
My mum used to plan like this:
For Sunday it was roast (lamb with potatoes, veal with pasta)
Monday was leftovers or fish and salad day.
On Wednesdays and Fridays, being Christian and in remembrance of the Last Supper and mourning as in Good Friday, we are not eating (or not supposed to be eating) meat and dairy, so it was mainly what we call olive oil based dishes such as lentils or butter beans in the winter, or green beans in the summer.
On Thursdays we had minced meat of some kind, like meatballs or burgers or fish and salad.
Saturday was hot bath and soup evening. No meat and dairy again because we were going to take Holy Communion on Sunday morning in church.
You did well to remind me...
Have a great week.

Barb, sfo said...

Can I adopt your entire menu? Wow, looks great!

Nancy said...

I wanted to stop by and thank you so for much for commenting on my blog.
Your menu looks great, too! I am very impressed with your organizaion! Somethingto aspire to.
Thanks and have a great week.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Your menu looks great! I can't believe empanadas are easy, I've never thought to make them! You're inspiring me! :)

Have a great week!

Tammy said...

Hi- I'm visiting from Big blueberry Eyes and thought I'd stop by...
My girls are 7 and 4 (soon to be five) and I happened to read in your reply about your child's dental surgery. We had to do this twice with my youngest...if she even looks at sugar she gets cavitites, it seems!
The first procedure was at the hospital and the second at the dentist's office...all went well both times. Just be prepared for how they are coming out of the can take a while (and sometimes be a little upsetting to them.)

Anyway, it was nice to meet you! Stop by any time...:)

Jenny said...

Yummy!!! I love that planning- I think I might try it next week.

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of themed menus.. may look into that.