Sunday, December 22, 2013

Menu planning for the week

My menu this week (I need to use up stuff that's in the house -- not only did I go over-budget last week, but my freezer is kind of full too!):

Sunday - lunch: chopped salad (finally got all my kids to eat salad, instead of having to dirty multiple bowls with a make-your-ow-sald! this is HUGE) and whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce and cheese
supper: red lentil and vegetable soup, roast potatoes, and southern fried cabbage (the vegetarian version)

Monday: lunch: red lentil soup (from Sunday night), sandwiches, carrot and red pepper sticks
Supper:  fresh rolls, black bean burgers, tomatoes, pickles, roasted red peppers, rice, sauteed butternut squash

Tuesday: lunch: cornbread, rice and black beans with salsa, tomatoes, and avocado
supper: vegetable soup, pasta with cheese, carrot sticks, tomatoes

Wednesday: lunch: vegetable soup, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, salad
supper: grilled cheese sandwiches, oven-fries, squash soup, salad

Thursday lunch: squash soup, leftovers from the week
supper: split pea soup, casserole from the freezer, carrot sticks, red peppers, and tomatoes

I'm planning to only buy milk and cheese this week - everything else is already here in the house!

How's your stockpile -- is it too well stocked, like mine?

What are you all eating this week?


  1. Do you find menu planning really works - with my crazy schedule sometimes feel it is easier to just throw something together from what is around the house?

    1. Well, it's hard for me to "throw together" certain things - so I need to plan bread baking and bean soaking in advance... and when I don't plan, we don't end up eating balanced meals - because it's just too much to pull together at the last second.


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