Monday, 3 November 2008

Chat about the chow Monday

I found my box (2) of Recipes cards under the sink (well I knew they have been there for ages) so I have hundreds of ideas but so few nights and time to use them . I have to pick something new for Thursday later though.

I like these quick favourites. Now daylight savings is here and we go walking late afternoon too ... dinner is later most days .
So I’ve simplified my menu to easy things to cook (more comfort food things toddlers like to eat instead of throw on the floor straightaway) when Daddy gets home.

As my twin toddlers need a lot of my attention or they get up to all sorts of mayhem . Otherwise as I cook dinner each night, my twin 2-year-olds tear the house or garden apart.

On our menu this week:

Monday: Steak, oven fries and salad

Tuesday: Home crumbed Chicken schnitzel, 'fried' vegetable rice (steam rice in rice cooker and chuck in frozen vegies, sauted chopped onion,chopped ham or bacon, cooked egg)

Wednesday: Spaghetti (with 6 vegies - including hidden carrot/zucchini/spinach/mushroom) Bolognaise , side salad & garlic bread

Thursday: Something new from my recipe box ? or open to any suggestions ?

Friday: Chicken or Beef Tortillas/Burritos (whats the difference? )

Saturday: Pizza

Sunday: Roast Beef served with steamed beans/carrots /othervege and baked potato

Before I click "publish " and head off to finish one of a thousand duties on my to do list, I'll share a few things with you.

My Assvice of the day - why do I menu plan?

  1. I always know what meat to take out of the freezer the night before. Helps me to avoid last minute unhealthy desperation meals or buying take away.
  2. To save time by planning quick and easy meals.Dinner is a little more organized and hopefully on the table around the same time every night.
  3. I always have the ingredients for whatever I’m cooking because I make up my menu plan before going grocery shopping. I save money by not buying food I don’t end up using or food getting wasted , left lurking in the bottom of the fridge.
Disclaimer: I don't always publish my menu plans ...nor follow them but I try !


See more drool worthy mouth watering menu plans at I'm an Organising Junkie
also read her best advice on How to Menu Plan - There's Really Nothing to it

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Braja said...

Hey Trish...checking in to support your NABLOPOMO run...! Thanks for dropping by my site and for your chat...
I can't share your menu joy because I'm vegetarian, and that little cow you commented on in my blog today is my darling little friend! But in principle, I love menu planning and recently went back to the habit of cooking it up on a Sunday and freezing as much of the week's meals as I could: fresh lemonade mix, soups, sauces, dahls, and so on: things that make throwing something together really easy and delicious, without making it look thrown together...

Trish said...

@ Braja - thanks I have seen so many newborn calves lately - very cute that I have considered eating more chicken but no-one else supports me.
The organising junkie has lots of vegetarian menus too *Wink*

The Happy Housewife said...

Yum! Your menu looks great. How about making soup or chili on Thursday?

Lilly's Life said...

I love your menu plans, I shall be around for dinner this week I think!! Have a good week Trish!

Jenn said...

I'm with you on the menu planning - I do it faithfully every week. It saves me so much money!

Just Me. said...

OH MY!!! What a menu for the week! Sounds lovely!

Wanna send some over when you're done cooking?(since you know what a terrible cook I am) :)


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