Sunday, April 5, 2009

Try Menu Planning and Save Time and Stress

It's time to sit down and make my menu for the week. If you're not used to making a menu, I hope that you might consider trying it out for a month. For me, it saves the hassle of thinking every morning, "what will I fix for dinner tonight?" I don't know about you, but that gets really old with me! I'd much rather sit down when the house is quiet on Sunday afternoon and plan my strategy for the week. I have a little planning desk in my kitchen where I can look up at my calendar and see what's going on that week. I find that planning ahead also helps me to make healthier meals and use leftovers. This method of meal planning will also help you remember to thaw meat or dough out ahead of time. If you don't usually use a weekly menu and you try it out, let me know how it goes for you on my comments.
Well, here I go for this week:

Monday. April 6
Yankee Beef Roast w/ potatoes, carrots and onions
creamed peas

Tuesday. April 7
Chicken Enchiladas
fruit plate

Wednesday, April 8
BBQ Beef on buns
Lemon Pepper Squash
Red Potato Salad

Thursday, April 9
Potato Soup
Jello/fruit salad

Friday, April 10
Pinto beans and cornbread
fried hash browns w/ onions

Saturday, April 11 * (Bake Coconut Lemon Cake for tomorrow-see Friday's post for recipe)

Waffles w/ syrup
orange slices

Pork chops on grill
macaroni and cheese
green beans
hot rolls
iced tea

Sunday, April 12 (Easter Dinner)

Baked Ham
sour cream and chive potatoes
Brussel sprouts
hot rolls
candied dill pickles/olives
iced tea
*Coconut Lemon Cake (made in bunny-shaped pan!)

-Go to Orgjunkie for more menu ideas!


  1. It sounds yummy! Especially the coconut lemon cake.

    I played too

  2. I also make our menu. We only get paid once a month, so I make my whole months worth of menus. It makes shopping so much easier, and we basically eat the same things each month. I just have to plan for special days. I like not having to think about what we had yesterday and where we're going tomorrow to plan around. I just take the meat out the night before. I check the first of each week to make sure I have everything for the weeks list.