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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme


So, I decided to give my menu planning a boost (credit to LifeSong and Preschoolers and Peace for the idea). Normally, I plan a weekly menu around what is on sale. I have to admit, it's common to see some of the same meals popping up each week or every other week. In order to spice things up a little and provide for more variety, I have decided to try the following menu plan:

Mondays: Italian
Tuesdays: beef
Wednesdays: Mexican
Thursdays: chicken
Fridays: easy
Saturday: mix and match
Sunday: crockpot (now that our new small group meets Sunday late afternoon/early evening... more on that later :) )

So, then my Italian dishes to choose from currently are:
spaghetti
manicottis
alfredo
pasta bake
spaghetti pie
baked ziti
chicken parmesan
chicken cacciatore

beef:
stew
pot roast
goulash
chili
cubed steak
porcupine meatballs
hamb. stroganoff

Mexican:
hard, soft, or fractured tacos
enchiladas
taco pie
burritos

chicken:
chicken and biscuits
chicken pot pie
chicken and stuffing
company chicken
pineapple chicken
baked chicken
grilled chicken
teriyaki chicken
chicken caesar salad
cornflake chicken
chicken packets
rice crispy chicken

easy:
frozen pizza
crescent roll pizza
frozen lasagna

mix and match:
pork chops (cook top or grill)
barbeque
ham
something from another category
baked potatoes
potato soup

crockpot:
bbq crockpot chicken
crockpot pork roast
Italian chicken
(stew/pot roast)
(chili)
chicken and dumplings
scalloped potatoes and ham

With the exception of my "easy" night and kind of Mexican night, we can have a different meal every day for a month! Woo hoo! My husband won't know what to think! :)

I've been meaning to sit down and revitalize my menu planning for awhile, and now it's actually done. :) I'll let you know how it goes.... :) And if you have any recipe suggestions for easy weeknight dinners, I would welcome them! :)

1 comments:

Lynne said...

I never thought about planning a menu that way, but it ensures that your weeks menu will have variety. I like your plan! :-D