Saturday, January 30, 2010

Menu Planning Madness

Last week's menu went ok, except the brisket ran out before I was planning on it so it reduced the leftovers.  On the other hand it means my experiment with the brisket went well.  All I did was throw the following into a crockpot and let it cook while at work:
1 can of tomato soup
1 can of french onion soup

The only thing I would have done differently is add more french onion soup instead of water if I had any on hand.

Here is this week's menu:
Sunday - Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (using the broth made from my roasted chicken last week) and homemade bread
Monday - Gymnastics so something quick
Tuesday - Red beans and rice with sausage
Wednesday - Beef Enchiladas, spanish rice, and refried beans
Thursday - Left Overs
Friday - Baked Chicken, rice, and vegtables
Saturday - Porkchops and left over sides (hopefully it will stop raining so we can grill)

I did not do well bringing leftover lunches last week, so the goal this week is to cook large enough to feed the family dinner as well as have enough for 2 lunches per meal. 

What are you planning this week?


Melody said...

White Chili with Ground Turkey tonight. Not good at the meal planning thing, but working on it. Just discovered that which is one of my favorite recipe sites- has a shopping list option, so I think I'm going to try to come up with my meal plans this week from allrecipes and let it make my shopping list! :)

Setting My Compass said...

Love allrecipes!!!! I have some recipes bookmarked to try in the near future as I continue trying my 1 new recipe a week! Scary I know!!!
I will try to get better about adding the links here to help :)

Melissa said...

Your menu looks great, especially if you're just getting started! In my house, you can never go wrong with chicken noodle soup or enchiladas! :) Hope you have a great week!

Setting My Compass said...


Thanks so much. That means a lot as I really enjoy reading your menus! I agree you can never go wrong with enchiladas!! I just finished baking them so all I have to do is reheat them tomorrow night!

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