November 17, 2008
Menu Plan Monday...
Monday -- TX Cowboy's Pie http://www.5dollardinners.com/2008/10/tx-cowboys-pie.html
Tuesday -- Chicken Fried Rice (Bear's favorite, a sure winner)
Wednesday -- Mac and Cheese http://www.5dollardinners.com/2008/09/taco-macaroni-and-cheese.html
Thursday -- Marsala and Polenta http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/02/crockpot-veal-marsala-recipe.html
Friday -- Left Overs
Saturday -- Tacos http://www.5dollardinners.com/2008/08/5-tacos.html
Sunday -- Provolone Wrapped Chicken http://www.5dollardinners.com/2008/10/provolone-wrapped-chicken.html
and biscuits http://www.5dollardinners.com/2008/09/homemade-buns.html
Here it is, my first official Menu Plan Monday.
I have been trying this for months but it does not work for me. I'm not sure why I keep trying. I love the theory, I just can't master the application. In fact this plan is already off. We went out this evening. I think I will take out the Mac and Cheese and shift everything.
At first, I only shopped for the minimum ingredients of the plan. But inevitably something would happen, my husband would want something on a different night, I would change my mind, I would have too many leftovers, something. I ended up with a lot of rotten food, an empty pantry, and a very hungry husband. Heather's idea at What What You Have made me think it would be better to keep a fully stocked pantry with everything I might need. In other words, shopping to top off instead of shopping to fill up. I have only tried this for one week so I don't know if it works or not.
I am hoping that a combination of keeping a full pantry and making a meal plan will work. At least it will provide enough structure and ability for flexibility until I master the art of feeding a family...
Get some other meal plan ideas at I'm an Organizing Junkie. Maybe I should go get some ideas too!