Sunday, January 24, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Yes, another week has passed and I have still not managed to post anything but the weekly menu. After being away for a month, I am finding it very challenging to start posting again. But slowly I am beginning to think "I could post about that" during my daily life, so that must be a good sign. Maybe this week I will find my muse.

Until then, the family must eat, so I will create a meal plan to being peace and food to my household. On the topic of food, we loved the Refried Beans from last week. I messed with the recipe a little and have a few more tweaks that I'd like to try, but this is one of our new favorites. I'll have to post my version of this recipe soon.

Menu for this week:
  • Tuesday -- Chili and Cornbread - rolled over from last week. I never got this made. I can hardly wait to make the cornbread.
  • Wednesday -- Chicken Lentil Soup
  • Friday -- Bee Rocks with veggies or salad - I just found this recipe this week and wanted to try it.
  • Saturday -- Red Thai Curry

  • Sunday -- Sausage and Mushroom Pasta

Check out more menu plan's at Organizing Junkie.

Happy Monday!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

This is the first time in my married life that we really don't have the option of eating out or just grabbing a bite somewhere. First, we don't have the money in our budget right now. Second, we don't have a car to go grab something. Third, there is nothing "fast" near us.

I have to come to terms with the fact that I have to cook every night. I find I'm not very excited about this idea. Menu planning is so important in our current life situation where we no longer have access to the convenience of grabbing a burger (or more often, a sub sandwich) or stopping by the store on the way home from work. Everything has to be planned and food has to be prepared every night.

I also am struggling with energy right now. By the time dinner time rolls around, I have no desire to make anything. But I am learning that if I plan ahead we all survive the evenings a little better. If I prep for dinner in the morning when I have a little more energy, or throw something in the crock pot, we get a nice dinner and I have very little work required in the tired evening hours.

Menu for this week:
  • Monday -- Chicken Enchiladas
  • Tuesday -- Jacket Potatoes with cheese and broccoli
  • Wednesday -- Crock Pot Rotisserie Style Chicken - this has become one of my husband's favorites; he also loves having leftover chicken for great wraps or sandwiches the next day.
  • Thursday -- Refried Bean and Beef Burritos - this will be my first time trying this refried bean recipe. I hope the family likes it ... refried beans are really expensive here.
  • Friday -- Beef Roast with oven roasted potatoes
  • Saturday -- Chicken Lentil Soup

  • Sunday -- Chili and Cornbread - I am excited about having corn bread again. A friend here told me where I could find something resembling "corn meal" (as we call it in the States); it should make good corn bread.

Check out more menu plan's at Organizing Junkie.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Back online ...

Due to circumstances completely out of our control, we were without internet connectivity for almost three weeks over the holidays. Sorry, no posts or updates on the blog!

Well, we are back online and I have too many posts to catch up on. You will have to be patient as I work to get back into the swing of blogging.

Hope you all had a happy Christmas and wonderful Hogmanay (the Scots word for the last day of the year).