Sunday, November 28, 2010

What's Cookin' This Week (Nov 28 - Dec 5)?

I plan out my meals for the week (or often for several weeks in advance) using a simple Excel spreadsheet at home.  I thought I'd start sharing my meal planning here on this blog as well. 

The meals are subject to change.  After all, you never know what unexpected suprises might arise or if any unexpected guests come over suddenly.  I do, however, try to follow it as best I can.

This is what I have lined up for dinner the week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 5, 2010:

(Note: For my family, breakfast is usually a rotation of oatmeal, muffins, pancakes, banana or other fruit, cereal or toast.  On weekends, I will sometimes cook breakfast such as french toast, egg casserole, a hash brown dish or more.  When I do, I'll share those here.  Lunch is usually leftovers, soup or sandwich.  Therefore in my weekly meal plans, I usually only concentrate on dinners and 2-3 snacks per week).

Sunday, Nov. 28 - Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken, dirty rice, field peas

Monday, Nov. 29 - Sausage and Black Bean Cornbread Pie (recipe is from my cookbook) and salad

Tuesday, Nov. 30 - Turkey Burgers (recipe is from my cookbook) and sweet potato fries

Wednesday, Dec. 1 - Leftovers

Thursday, Dec. 2 - Barbecue Chicken Pizza with bacon, onions and ranch (recipe is from my cookbook)

Friday, Dec. 3 - Take out.  Will probably be out of town

Saturday, Dec. 4 - Take out.  Will probably be out of town

Sunday, Dec. 5 - Pasta dish from my freezer (Either chicken lasagna or pizza pasta casserole.  Both recipes are from my cookbook)

Snacks or desserts I will make this week:

Pumpkin bread mini loaves (recipe from my cookbook)

S'mores bars

I will also share the lightened up chocolate mint cookies I made over the weekend!

If my breadmaker comes in this week, I may try a new bread recipe and share it here as well!


I'll let you know if I change up my meal plan or make new things that are worth sharing here.  Have a great start to the week!

P.S. - If you meal plan and have a blog where you post your meals, feel free to list your link and ideas in the comments section!  I'd love to share more ideas with my friends and family members.  I am always on the lookout for new meals as well!

1 comment:

  1. I love reading meal plans too. Great ideas issue forth :) I love the picture you have with your daughter feeding her toys, you should make that your photo for meal plan, have you tried piknik? I love it and it's super easy. That's what I use.

    Anywho, thanks for the avocado info. Can't wait to try it!