I am a 31 year old working mom. I have two children ages 6 & 8. I am newly remarried (two years and counting) and enjoy spending time with the hubs! Even though life is busy I try to take a little time to show what is going on in my world. This blog is mainly for daily happenings, finances and such. I have created a whole new blog at Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker to chronicle my creative sides. You will find recipes, cooking adventures, crafts and a whole lot of digital scrapbook layouts.


Monday, March 3, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

For more menu plan monday ideas visit orgjunkie.com.
I am not sure on who's blog I was on at the time, but they had a link to a wonderful site called menus4mom.com. They have weekly menus, with recipes and a shopping list already prepared for you. It does have some foods that I personally would never think of preparing, but I am looking at that as a good thing. I am hoping that I can be brave enough to try a few new things each month. For those things I don't like I can substitute the next time around. It provides a pretty balanced diet for the week.

This site gives you tips for all sorts of wonderful things. It also helps you think ahead by cooking a little extra and serving it later in the week. I think it is worth a look.

This weeks menu is:

  • Monday
    Italian Pizza Calzones

  • Tuesday
    Baked Honey Pecan Chicken
    Fruit Salad
    Dinner Rolls

  • Wednesday
    Chicken Pesto
    Apple Slices

  • Thursday
    Beef Stroganoff
    Buttered Egg Noodles
    Sugar Snap Peas

  • Friday
    Fried Catfish
    Sauteed Okra
You can find the recipes here. And the shopping list here. This menu cost around $68, but you may have things in your cupboards that are on the list or you can make substitutions as needed.


Organizing Mommy said...

What a neat idea! I think I'll try the list too! Thanks for inspiring us! My parents are coming to town soon also.

Anonymous said...

That is an awesome website for menus and grocery lists, I've used it before.

Have a great week!



Lauren said...

One word, "Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!" Wait...is that a word? Well, you get the idea.

I am going to have to try some of these recipes :)

Kim said...

I love your blog! Thanks for sharing. :)