I had a request for a week’s menu a while back, so I thought I’d post our dinner plan for last week. I try to stick to a plan so that I only go to the grocery once and I’m prepared when it comes time to make dinner. As I mentioned before, I tested some recipes for OnceAMonthMom so I was happy to have some of these meals ready from the freezer.
Sunday: French Onion Soup, toasted bread with swiss cheese, fruit
Monday: Vidalia Chipotle Burgers, broccoli salad and banana cupcakes
Tuesday: Spaghetti Pie* with Veggilicious Sauce* and garlic bread made from french bread*
Wednesday: Mac and cheese* and veggies
Thursday: Tofu-Vegetable Stir Fry (a great way to use whatever veggies you find at the farmer’s market) and brown rice
Friday: Pizza* and crudite
Saturday: Thai Pineapple Rice and spring rolls
* These recipes can be found on my recipe page.*
I’m not a nutritionist, so I can’t say whether this meets everyone’s dietary needs, but if it helps anyone with their menu planning, feel free to use it. And, if people are interested, I’d be glad to post our weekly menu more often. The OnceAMonthMom site is a great resource for freezer ready dinners. I often find that I have no time to make dinner around dinnertime, so it’s nice to have something I can make ahead of time. If you don’t have time for one big cooking day, just double one or two recipes a week, so you can build a stockpile for busy days. I’ve frozen all of these meals, except for the pizza, but you can freeze the dough to save time another night.
Of course I’ll add here and there to this menu with things we find at the farmer’s market. This week we picked up some carrots, golden beets, kohlrabi and raspberries. I would share a picture of our veggies, but we’ve already eaten most of them. :) I’ll be quicker with the camera next time!