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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