Sunday, January 24, 2010

Meal plans and the week ahead

This week, I'll be getting ready for my cousin Michelle's baby shower on Saturday, mostly. Today, we're most likely going to see my grandparents since my Grandma is home from the hospital and I made another batch of bean soup to take over to them. I'm taking Friday off to make sure everything is ready for the shower. I'll be doing lots of cleaning and food prep during the week. So I'm aiming for very easy meals this week to allow time for working out, cleaning, prepping, and the normal day-to-day stuff.

In addition, I might can some mandarin oranges in light syrup one night this week. We'll see how it goes, though. I'd really like to get the cannellini beans canned one night, too, but I think that will probably have to wait till next week.

Here's the menu... its a very meat-limited week...

Sunday - spaghetti with home-canned meat sauce; garlic bread; romaine/spinach side salads

Meatless Monday - german-style warm potato salad; fresh oranges scrambled eggs; toast; jam

Tuesday - sausage and veggie medley in the crockpot; pear sauce

Wednesday - another meatless night... romaine salads with cukes, broccoli, peppers, and hard-boiled eggs with homemade ranch salad dressing; zucchini yeast rolls from the freezer; fresh oranges

Thursday - leftovers

Friday - meatless again... if I can get to the Asian Market during the week, I'm going to make miso soup; romaine salad with homemade ginger salad dressing; veggie stir-fry with edamame, mushrooms, peppers, onions, broccoli, and pea pods probably ordering pizza

Saturday - baby shower... pineapple cheese ball/crackers; pickles/olives tray; fresh veggies and homemade ranch dip; sub sandwich; swedish meatballs; nacho cheese dip/chips; potato chips/dip; English 7-layer salad; orange cream fruit salad; cake; baby blue punch; coffee; water


The Voogts said...

bread pudding, bread salad (Italian, can't remember the name, RR makes it a lot), egg casseroles w/ bread chunks, toppings on casseroles.

I need to do what you're doing for sure!

Mary Voogt said...

oops, commented on the wrong post :P