Sunday, May 10, 2009

Menu Plan Monday


Happy Mother's Day! I hope everyone had a wonderful day with their families today. I woke up with a rather annoying cold, but still had a great day. The boys made breakfast for me, I got to read for a while, and I took a very long nap. I also got to see the new Star Trek movie, which was awesome! We were originally supposed to go on a float trip, but the nasty weather and my health kind of blew that activity.

I had a friend ask me this week if I would share an example of my weekly planning form. So, here is an example. I've been using this for a couple of years, and it works great for me. I start off by listing my family's activities so I know what kind of meal to plan. If it's a night where we won't be home until late, I know that I need to either plan a crockpot meal or have something made ahead of time. I then list my dinner menu, and as I look at the recipe, I make my list of items I need to get at the grocery store.



Here are links to my templates if you would like to use them. Feel free to modify them to fit your needs.

Weekly Menu Plan - Word doc

Weekly Menu Plan - pdf

On with this week's menu. We do have a crazy week, so you'll see that I kept it pretty simple. I didn't get to the spaghetti last week, so it's back on for this week. For more menu ideas, go to orgjunkie.com. Have a great week!

Sunday - Manicotti with Cheese, Broccoli, Salad
Monday - leftovers or eat out with author
Tuesday - Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing, Basil Green Beans, Peaches
Wednesday - Beef Enchiladas, Salad, Corn
Thursday - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Salad, Cheese Garlic Bread
Friday - Homemeade Pizza, Salad
Saturday - Ultimate BBQ Chicken, Green Beans Almondine, Salad, Strawberries

6 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Thanks for sharing your menu plan templates. They look very useful.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Mmmmm...manicotti! I haven't had it in a long while.

:)

UKZoe said...

Thanks for sharing your planner sheet, I'm always looking for new ways to organise.

Lisha said...

Have I told you how amazing you are lately?? lol. I LOVE the menu plans...sharing your link with a friend. She and I are really getting into this menu planning and obsession with coupons :) Thanks :)

Kelli said...

Super neat meal planning chart!!

Love the menu... I am always looking for new recipes. I came through Org Junkie's Menu Plan Monday Linky. I can't wait to see what next week brings.
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Rona's Home Page said...

My husband wants to see that movie.
I hope that you start feeling much better soon.
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Have a great week!

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