Monday, September 19, 2011

Menu Plan Monday!

Wow, 3 weeks in a row! I'm on a roll. For those of you who don't know, at this time last year I was pregnant (but didn't know it- read story here) and I didn't want to cook or eat anything that I made. This lasted the ENTIRE pregnancy. It was awful. I had no desire to cook and it was hard because that is a passion of mine. So now that I have my appetite back I'm so excited about all the fun recipes I'm finding to make.

As always, things didn't go according to plan.  But I'm so much less stressed because there is always something to eat!

Monday- Balsamic Chicken (Crockpot)
Tuesday- Cheddar Cheese Soup and Cheesy Pepper Bread
Wednesday- Taco salad (meat mix from the freezer and greens from the garden)
Thursday- Chicken and Rice Casserole
Friday- Italian Salmon, my husband's recipe
Saturday- leftovers
Sunday- Egg McMuffin (Egg, Turkey Bacon, Cheese)

Another challenge I have is using up what we have in our pantry, freezer and fridge.  It's actually fun to figure out what to make with what I already have.  Lots of substitutions is key!  I'm trying to reduce our food budget as we have some big expenses that we are trying to pay off right now.

I'm also going to join a Plan It-Don't Panic Challenge for 6 weeks!

1 comment:

Paris said...

Hi Shonda, Just found your blog on Facebook. Your meals sound great- especially the cheddar cheese soup. I'm adding that to my inspiration list for once the weather cools a bit more down here in Louisiana! :)