Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Meal Planning

I've never been great about this and in the past would find myself about 11:55 am scratching my head wondering what was for lunch. Day after day that gets to be really old fast. So I gathered up some of my/our favorite recipes that were also really simple and easy to make (and pretty inexpensive too) and threw together a menu plan. Fwiw, here is my 8 week cyclical menu plan (I'll try to post recipes for some of these when I get time in the future (lol):

Week 1

  • Sunday: Spaghetti (make bread)
  • Monday: Biscuits & Egg &/or mushroom gravy
  • Tuesday: Egg salad sandwiches, Soup (Broccoli, potato, or tomato)
  • Wednesday: Patties (Gluten, potato/egg, rice /potato/egg/tofu...)
  • Thursday: Haystacks (taco salad/tacos/tostadas/burritos)
  • Friday: Mac n Cheese ( like the Tofu Rarebit recipe), Green beans, Corn on the cobb (or frozen corn)
  • Sabbath: Special K (or Cottage Cheese) Loaf, Green Bean Salad (or just green beans and/or salad), Mashed Potatoes
Week 2
  • Sunday: Pizza, Make Bread
  • Monday: Shepherd's/Pot Pie, Mashed P&G
  • Tuesday: Egg & Tomato, Sandwiches, (Soak beans for tomorrow)
  • Wednesday: Black Beans & Rice
  • Thursday: Curry (Egg, potato/chickpea or lentil...) & rice, Chipaties
  • Friday: Muffins, fruit & soup (usually a supper, not sure what to do for lunch, leftovers?)
  • Sabbath: Potato/Tomato Galette
Week 3
  • Sunday: Spaghetti, Make Bread
  • Monday: Tater tot casserole
  • Tuesday: Egg salad sandwiches
  • Wednesday: Patties (Gluten, potato/egg, rice /potato/egg/tofu...)
  • Thursday: Haystacks
  • Friday: Mac n "Cheese", (make extra cheese), Asparagus, (Soak beans)
  • Sabbath: Conch Stew, Rice & Beans
Week 4
  • Sunday: Pizza, Make Bread
  • Monday: Shepherd's/Pot Pie, Mashed P&G
  • Tuesday: Tomato Soup, Grilled "Cheese" Sandwiches (Cheese leftover from Mac n Cheese), (Soak beans)
  • Wednesday: Cornbread & chili, Salad
  • Thursday: Chicken a la king, Broccoli, Salad (tomatoes, lettuce, mayo/catsup /soymilk dressing)
  • Friday: Lunch: Perogies w/ "Nice Spaghetti Sauce," Peas & Corn
    • Supper: Muffins, fruit & soup
  • Sabbath: Special K Loaf, Green Bean Salad, Mashed Potatoes
Week 5
  • Sunday: Spaghetti, Make Bread
  • Monday: Something with rice (make extra rice)
  • Tuesday: Egg salad, sandwiches
  • Wednesday: Patties (Gluten, potato/egg, rice /potato/egg/tofu...)
  • Thursday: Fried Rice (add broccoli, scrambled eggs, onions, slivered carrots, frozen peas...)
  • Friday: Mac n Cheese, Brussels Sprouts
  • Sabbath: Pierogies
Week 6
  • Sunday: Pizza, Make Bread
  • Monday: Biscuits & Egg gravy
  • Tuesday: Egg & Tomato Sandwiches, Soak beans
  • Wednesday: Black Beans & Rice
  • Thursday: Haystacks
  • Friday: Supper: Baked Rice Pudding
  • Sabbath: 1 Dish Meal, Salad, Bread (rolls?)
Week 7
  • Sunday: Spaghetti, Make Bread
  • Monday: Tater tot casserole
  • Tuesday: Egg salad sandwiches
  • Wednesday: Patties (Gluten, potato/egg, rice /potato/egg/tofu...)
  • Thursday: Chicken a la king, Broccoli
  • Friday: Mac n Cheese, (make extra cheese), Spinach
  • Sabbath: Special K Loaf, Green Bean Salad, Mashed Potatoes
Week 8
  • Sunday: Pizza, Make Bread
  • Monday: Shepherd's/Pot Pie, Mashed P&G
  • Tuesday: Tomato Soup, Grilled "Cheese" Sandwiches (Cheese leftover from Mac n Cheese)
  • Wednesday: Cornbread & chili, Salad
  • Thursday: Fried Rice
  • Friday: Supper: Muffins, fruit & soup
  • Sabbath: Pierogies
Alternatives: Alternatives:

Spanish Veggie Rice
Tofu Stuffed Shells & Sauce
Sloppy Joes
Polenta
Mexican Lentils & Rice
Taco Style Lentils & Rice
Tomato Rice Pilaf
Meatloaf

Soup Ideas:

Lentil Soup
Potato Soup
Tomato Soup
ABC Soup
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

Once a Month Treat:

Banana Bread
Dilly Bread
Cream of Wheat pudding
Fruit soup (breakfast)

1 comment:

Eric said...

Wow! You've really put a lot of thought and effort into this menu thing! But what a great idea! I think we might take some meal planning ideas from this list... :)

Brother "E"