Monday, March 4, 2013

Meal Plan Monday

Meal planning saves me.  It saves me every week.  It saves me every day.  It saves me every hour.

The 30 minutes I spend every week doing a meal plan.....saves me 10 times that during the week.

Before....always wondering what to do for dinner consumed SO much of my daily mental time.

Try it...You will be amazed.  Check out Meal Plan Monday if you need ideas or thoughts.

Here is this week....a bit burned out from a crazy cook week last week.  So, taking it "easy."


Cheeseburger soup - a couple changes to this recipe in my house.....NO celery, I skip the sour cream, and I use 10 ounces of Velveeta.  Also, I break out my food processor for EVERYTHING.  It make the bits small enough that no one notices that they are eating veggies.

Chicken gyros - CANNOT stop eating these.  Everyone who has tried them LOVES, LOVES, LOVES them.

Spaghetti and meatballs - I buy my meatballs from a local italian butcher....they are to die for.  And, at $16 for 5 lbs, a bargain and saves me the time and effort

Mushroom fritatta - Cooking Light 2 months ago 

Chicken fingers and homemade tots - I make the tots smaller in a nonstick mini-muffin pan

Chicken tortilla chip casserole (last month's Cooking Light)

1 comment:

MemeGRL said...

Totally 100% agree with your comment on meal planning. It is cheaper and saves so much time.
Now that we replaced our oven, I can't wait to try some of these! (The good side to not replacing things for 15+ years: the improvements are so dramatic! I was the frog in the slowly boiling water...first the timer went, then the broiler, then the numbers were invisible on the dial so it was a guessing game how hot the oven was, then the back left burner was time.) Happy eating!