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Friday, March 19, 2010

Weekly Menu

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Another meal, another day, another week -- that's about how I feel these days. I feel like I'm dragging my backside around just to get done what needs to be done. Many people have asked me how I can find the time to put together menus every week. All I can say is, if there were no menus, there would be no meals. I shop once a week and if it's not on the list, I didn't buy it, and thus we're not eating it. My menus save me every single day, and if you don't make menus, you are spending more time scrambling than you would making menus and shopping. I also plan my menus around meat that is on sale, or that I have already purchased on sale (like corned beef at St. Patrick's Day -- cheap, cheap), so I save a lot of money by planning ahead.

Saturday

Lunch: Skyline Chili
Dinner: Pizza -- maybe pepperoni and mushroom, and maybe something with feta and sun-dried tomatoes (sounds good to me)

Sunday
Lunch: Ham, Gruyere and Apple Sandwiches, chips
Dinner: New England Boiled Dinner, Poppy Seed Rolls, Chocolate Cream Pie

Monday
Lunch: leftover pizza
Dinner: Tex Mex Beef Enchiladas, Mexican Rice

Tuesday
Lunch: turkey sandwiches
Dinner: Chinese Red Cooked Pork, brown rice, Broccoli Stir Fry with Sesame and Ginger

Wednesday
Lunch: Tortellini Soup
Dinner: Oven Reubens (leftover corned beef), Oven Fried Onion Rings

Thursday
Lunch: quesadillas
Dinner: Grilled Shrimp Tacos, Albuquerque Corn Salad, fruit kabobs

Friday
Lunch: grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner: Bow Tie Lasagna, bread, salad

* Tried and true
* New to me

2 comments:

Sara said...

Dh said I have to eat Skyline chili in Cincinnati. Do I?

scmom (Barbara) said...

Well, if it were the only meal I were getting, I wouldn't. But you know what they say...when in Rome. It's the only food I can think of that is really Cincinnati. If you want to try it out before hand, I have a recipe on my blog. It's better at home, I think.