Monday, March 15, 2010

The Weekly Menu

I like to cook, I also like to bake. Both got lost in the shuffle during our last couple years at Fort Hood when I became psychotic busy dealing volunteering. I still did both but not to the extent that my family needed me to.

I've recommitted to cooking for my family and we are all enjoying it. The boys always want to help in the kitchen, Kevin has always been a help in the kitchen.

I love sending goodies in with Kevin to work. I love hearing my boys say that I am the best cook EVER.

I thought I'd start sharing our Menu Plan. I usually go by pay periods since that is how I grocery shop.

I do fill in the days with menu choices but it's all flexible. What I mean is that Spaghetti might be on the menu for Thursday but I might switch it out with Tacos which is scheduled for another day. I also leave at least two days blank for days we might eat out or have late lunches and not make a real dinner.

I just find it easier and more cost effective to menu plan then to try to guess what's for dinner. I involve the whole family so we all get our favorites and we throw in new recipes to try as well for variety. Two things that always seem to be on on our menu though are Taco Soup and Spaghetti, those are just two of our family favorites!

So what do we have in store for the next couple weeks?

Korean Lettuce Wraps with White Rice
White Chili with Jalapeno Cornbread
Creamy Tomato Soup in a Bread Bowl
Steak with Twice Baked Potatoes
Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice
Mexican Lasagna
Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans
Homemade Pizza with Teriyaki Wings
Tostadas, beans, rice
Taco Soup with Cornbread
Ribs with coleslaw, potato salad
Lasagna with Salad

Yum, typing this made me hungry!


Amy said...

wow that sounds great! I love to meal plan, its the only way to go for me. Or else we'd have sandwiches all the time lol.

The Partridge Family said...

MMm! Sounds Yummy!! I like how you phrased...."psychotic busy"...i dont know, gave me a good laugh.

Becky said...

Nadine, will you share your Korean Lettuce Wrap recipe? sounds yummy