Sunday, May 31, 2009

menu planning monday 06.01.09

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Here's the scoop for this week's meals:

Monday: Sauteed shrimp with jasmine rice

Tuesday: Bacon-Swiss Quiche with tossed salad [guitar lessons at 6 pm; bible reading group at 7 pm]

Apprehension-Free Wednesday: Pork roast, vegetables, salad and dessert will be served at church.

Thursday: Steak skewers with parmesan roasted asparagus ~or~ sauteed zucchini (if I get some fresh from Southern Dining Diva's garden) [ballgame at 7:15]

Friday: Meatball sandwiches then we are going to see Casting Crowns in concert!

Don't forget to check out the other menu planning ideas at OrgJunkie!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

menu planning monday 05.18.2009

This is the last week of school for my boys, so we have several end-of-the-school-year events to attend as well as more baseball practices and games.  Last week's menu planning definitely helped get throught the week with reduced stress and kept us from the inclination to eat fast-food or pick up burgers at the ball park concession stand. 

I am in the process of trying to use up some items that have been in the freezer and pantry for awhile.  This weeks usage: hamburger patties, frozen fries, frozen scallops, frozen steak, boxed linguini mix, yellow cake mix, and cheese biscuit mix.

Chef D and I had another successful week of weight loss:  he lost 4 lbs and I lost 2 lbs! 

Monday: Hamburgers and french fries [baseball practice 5-6:30 pm]

Tuesday: Bacon wrapped scallops with linguini alfredo;  blueberry mini-dump cakes for bible group dessert [guitar lessons at 6 pm; bible reading group at 7 pm]

Apprehension-Free Wednesday: Ham, green bean casserole, potatoes with onions, salad and dessert will be served at church prior to the prayer service.

Thursday: Spaghetti with meatballs [baseball game at 6 pm]

Friday: Grilled steak with baked potato, tossed salad and cheese biscuits

Don't forget to check out all the other menu plans posted at OrgJunkie for lots of great ideas

Sunday, May 10, 2009

menu planning monday 05.11.09

Baseball season has seriously affected my menu planning and dinner preparation (which, I have found, go hand in hand).  We have eaten out way too much over the last few weeks, but I have received much help from my dear, sweet husband.  Thanks, Chef D!

So, with three weeks remaining in baseball season, here is my plan for the next week.  [Oh, and for those of you interested, Chef D and I are still working on our weightloss -- he has lost about 35 lbs and I have lost 25 lbs since the beginning of January!]

Monday: Soup and Salad [Chef D attending Men's Club dinner at church; Baseball Practice 5-6:30 pm]

Tuesday: Crockpot Rosemary-Garlic Chicken with steamed broccoli. Lemon Bars for our Bible Reading Group snack  [Guitar lessons 6-6:30 pm/Bible Reading group @ 7 pm]

Apprehension-Free Wednesday:  Sausage, peppers and onions with pinto beans ~or~ quiche with salad and dessert will be served at church prior to worship service.

Thursday: Meatball Sandwiches with crudites [Baseball Game at 7:15 pm]

FridaySpinach Pasta Toss (with added sausage) and fresh fruit with mint-balsamic tea; [Friday update:  The more I look at this pasta recipe, the less-appetizing it looks.  So, I think I will go with this Giada recipe instead Fusilli with Sausage, Artichokes and Sun-dried tomatoes -- since I have the items on hand for it!]

I will add our weekend menu plan in later in the week after conferring with Chef D on his plans.

Update:  We received a call Tuesday that this month's church supper club is scheduled for this Saturday.  So, that is where we will be!

Check out all the other menu planning ideas at Org Junkie!