Menu Plan Monday

I've always had a written menu plan, in a spiral notebook. If I can find my last one, I'll get a picture of it and post it up - I made that notebook last over two years!

However, I've always given myself flexibility when it came to my menu plan - I could write something down, change my mind, find I was missing an item, and either change the plan or walk to the grocery store up the street.

I don't have a grocery store less than a 15 minute drive away anymore, and a convenience store that is good for the odd milk/bread run, is not good for a menu plan.

With things like this in mind, I want to be more proactive with my menu plan, and a bit better organized with my shopping. This plan for the week is not overly creative, but it should work for us.

Sunday: Roast beef with sour cream and chive smashed potatoes, roasted green and yellow mean mix.

Monday: Shrimp Green Thai curry with rice noodles (sauce from a jar)

Tuesday: Hubby's birthday! By request, jambalaya (recipe to come later)

Wednesday: homemade pizzas with dip

Thursday: chicken noodle soup

Friday: homemade waffles with fruit salad

Saturday: We are having a party, so the menu will be varied and plentiful, with more details to come later!

I'm going to attempt to make this a weekly detail on my blog, so wish me luck and please feel free to send me suggestions for my menu plan as well!


BC said...

Ahem, are you taking requests for your party? Looking forward to it!

n*stitches said...

Your menu sounds wonderful! I fell off the bandwagon this week with my planning. Perhaps I'll be better next week!

Megan said...

I wish I could be that pro-active. I try, but then someone always has a request, or we go out to dinner. I can never get it to stick.

However, just let me know what time dinner is and I'll be there!

Half Baked said...

i've been considering doing a weekly menu too. it's a great way to save money because your not impluse buying! This week at your house the food sounds great:)

Laura said...

Welcome to MPM, so glad you've joined us!!!