I've decided to try out participation in Menu Plan Monday, a weekly post on my menu plan for the week, so let me know if you like the idea!
I was always a meal planner, since going to the store without a list was too overwhelming. Well, and I can't cook without a recipe, so going to the store without knowing what I was going to make was a waste. There is also some crazy statistic about how much you save when you go with a list. Combine that with my new couponing obsession, and menu planning becomes a pretty big deal in the Miller household.
We have a pretty set routine around here: pre-made frozen meals (made by me about once a month) for the days I work, takeout on Fridays, and Rachael Ray recipes every other day of the week. Bet that last one is a real shocker. Every once in awhile I deviate from RR recipes if I have some leftovers that I want to use up or even 30 minutes is too much!
I run on a Saturday to Friday schedule because I shop on Saturdays, so here's this week's menu:
Saturday: Taco Melts (to use up some leftovers I got for a steal, only had to buy ground beef and salsa)
Sunday: Dinner at Grandma's House!
Monday: Curry Crunch Salad with Naan from the 30 Minute Meals section of Everyday With Rachael Ray
Tuesday: Pork Chops with Spinach Fritters from the $10 Spot in Everyday With Rachael Ray
Wednesday: Morrocan Skillet Chicken with Pine Nut Couscous from the 30 Minute Meals section of Everyday With Rachael Ray
Thursday: Chicken Curry from Fix, Freeze, Feast, Brown Rice, Frozen Veggies