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Sunday Again

I sat down to write my menu plan post and looked back at last week’s plan. It was then that I realized that I have been absolutely horrible at following my plan for the past few weeks. Our schedule has been so hectic – hockey, PT for Jon, gymnastics, Girl Scouts, Homecoming…AHHHH!! I sit down on Sundays with these great plans and then end up running around like a crazy woman come dinner time, which has been getting later & later. We went from rarely eating out to eating out for 3 dinners last week. Not only does that get expensive, I feel like I am wasting food when produce goes bad that I purchased to prepare the meals that I planned.

I vow this week to try a little harder. Maybe I can do some prep work ahead of time or use the crockpot more.

Sunday – Burgers and/or leftovers, veggies & salad

Monday – Teriyaki salmon, baked coconut rice (can be made ahead of time), green beans & salad

Tuesday -Spaghetti & meatballs (made in advance), broccoli & salad

Wednesday – Grilled Chicken, baked sweet potatoes, sugar snap peas & salad

Thursday -Breakfast for dinner

Friday -Pizza and salad

Saturday -Leftovers or take out

Baked Goods

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Pumpkin Cookies or bread

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Weekly Recap

Celiac Awareness

Holiday Baking Company held an open house yesterday

Holiday Baking Company starts online sales

Review: Matt the Miller’s Tavern

Marzetti introduces Greek Yogurt Dips

Product Review: Lifeway Kefir

Review: Lucini Pasta & Contest

NFCA announces latest webinar

Hope you all have a great week!!

3 comments to Sunday Again

  • Hey Kim!

    I know the feeling, the past 2 weeks have been a whirlwind!

    You can totally do it, preparing as much as possible on Sunday will be a huge help.

    You can make brinner completely ahead of time and freeze it if you do a egg frittata. You can bake your sweet potatoes ahead in the crockpot like Steph of 365 does here
    http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/10/crockpot-
    You can do it! (In my best Waterboy voice)

    Hugs,

    E

  • Um, I think Erin wins the most helpful link for the week award. Baked sweet potatoes in a crockpot is GENIUS! I bet you could do the same with regular potatoes as well!

    I also agree that if you can, prep as much as possible on Sunday to help you out later in the week. Do you get The Cooking Channel (Food TV's newest invention)? As much as I don't care for Rachel Ray sometimes, she has a show on there called something like Week in a Day. She presents five recipes to get you through the week, and everything can be cooked or prepped on the same day. That way, when you come home, you just assemble the stuff and serve. It's actually not a bad show at all!

  • Noah

    I hardly think you're the only one who doesn't stick to a menu plan. Once you find the crystal ball so you can everything coming in the week ahead, let me know ;)

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