Monday, January 11, 2016

Menu for the week

I'm a little late posting my weekly menu, and I debated whether I should bother posting it at all... I decided to go ahead, and while I'm at it, I figured I will explain my menu planning!

I find it really helpful to me to know in advance what I'll be cooking each day. Otherwise, 5 or 6 o'clock hits and I have no idea what to make! Then we run into ISSUES. So these few minutes of planning really help our household run more smoothly. ALSO, meal planning helps me make sure that I use the foods that are in my house already. I take a glance at my fridge, freezer, and pantry before I start my meal planning, so I can plan to use the things I've already paid for. In addition, a weekly check of what we have helps me keep track of things we might be running out of, so I can add it to my shopping list. Some things go on the list earlier on, because I'll want to look out for a sale; other things I buy as needed, because the price rarely changes.

This week we are all still recovering from a bad virus that has got most of us coughing and wheezing (ugh, not a great thing AT ALL). So we are going to be eating lots and lots of soup. Right now I wish I had one of those huge stock pots (but I don't)!

Here's the supper plan (lunches will be sandwiches and leftovers and soups):

Sunday: Spicy Red and Black Lentils, Oven-Fries, Cucumbers

Monday: Embellished Shabbat Leftovers

Tuesday: Split Pea Soup, Rice with stir -fried veggies and lentil patties/tofu

Wednesday: Green Vegetable Soup, Baked Ziti, carrot sticks

Thursday: Anything leftover from the week, or I will make scrambled eggs and pancakes.

What's your plan for the week?

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