May 11, 2009

Menu Plan Monday: Week of May 11 AND May 18



My menu planning for the last two weeks really worked well for me. Two weeks ago, I posted my menu plan where I doubled up the main dishes and froze the extras. Then last week, my menu plan used those extras for the basis of our dinners.

This idea worked so well for me that I plan on doing it again this week. May is one of our busiest months so any time I can save in the kitchen makes a huge difference to the flow of my day.

Here's what I'm cooking this week; the items I'm cooking in doubled quantities are bolded.

Monday


Bacon Wrapped Mexican Hot Dogs, french fries, salad, fresh fruit

Tuesday

Cincinnati Chili (I've linked a recipe but I'll probably just use the Gold Star Spice Packet rather than make it from scratch) with garlic bread and salad

Wednesday

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork for Sandwiches with mac and cheese and steamed veggies

Thursday

Sausage and Mushroom Calzones (I'll likely make the dough in my bread machine) with salad and fresh fruit

Friday

Grilled Hamburgers and Brats with Italian Confetti Pasta Salad and fresh fruit

Saturday

Free Night!
(Two ball games + One Great Strides for CF Walk = One very tired mom!)

Sunday

Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast with egg noodles and steamed veggies

Hopefully all of my doubled dinners will turn out great and I'll have little planning to do next week!

Are you looking to save time? Make a menu plan each week - if you need help, visit the mega menu plan link up, Menu Plan Monday, over at Orgjunkie.com.

And if you're ready to tackle cooking a whole month of meals at a time, visit Once A Month Mom; Tricia and Cortney will walk you through it step-by-step! Those girls can cook!

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