Hurried Homemaker

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November 27th, 2010 by Rhiana

The Menu Planning Begins

I have never really been one for menu planning. I am more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of cook. However, now that we have moved to the country, I need to begin planning my trips a bit better. I also have to begin planning meals around what crops are available through my local CSA (find yours or learn more here).

This week, I’m getting: acorn, butternut and spaghetti squash; sweet potatoes; mixed baby greens, arugula, and daikon radishes; fresh herbs. I am actually not a big fan of winter squash, but decided that trying some new recipes would be a great way to incorporate these great local, organic veggies into our family’s diet.

Here is my menu this week. Do you plan your family’s meals for the week? Please share your ideas or links to your meal plans in the comments!

MEAL PLAN:  SUNDAY 11/28 – SATURDAY 12/4

SUN
B:    cereal or oatmeal or yogurt w/ fruit, or sweet potato biscuits & ham
L:    salad and/or sandwich, soup
D:    roast chicken, dandelion salad w/ roasted acorn squash & pomegranate vinaigrette

MON
B:    cereal or oatmeal or yogurt w/ fruit, or sweet potato biscuits & ham
L:    salad, sandwich, soup
D:    hamburgers, spaghetti squash w/ Moroccan spices

TUE
B:    cereal or oatmeal or yogurt w/ fruit, or sweet potato biscuits & ham
L:    salad, sandwich, soup
D:    pork tenderloin w/ arugula, endive, and walnut vinaigrette

WED
B:    cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, biscuits & ham
L:    salad and/or sandwich, soup
D:    sausage stuffed acorn squash

THU
B:    cereal or oatmeal or yogurt w/ fruit, or sweet potato biscuits & ham
L:    salad and/or sandwich, soup
D:    flank steak w/ Asian salad (daikon radishes)

FRI
B:    cereal or oatmeal or yogurt w/ fruit, or sweet potato biscuits & ham
L:    salad and/or sandwich, soup
D:    pulled pork/turkey BBQ sandwiches, sweet potato wedges

SAT
B:    cereal or oatmeal or yogurt w/ fruit, or sweet potato biscuits & ham
L:    salad and/or sandwich, soup
D:    leftover day

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3 Responses to “The Menu Planning Begins”
  1. We meal plan every week! It helps us stay on track, and save money. Even though we live near several grocery stores (within a mile of hour house and easily accessible when we’re driving home from work), meal planning saves time and frustrations after work. We also don’t spend extra money with extra trips to the grocery store – we just buy what we need one day a week.

    If I post our meals for this week, I’ll definitely link back!

  2. I don’t usually plan, but then I don’t cook. I’ll only cook if I’ve planned it all out ahead of time. I plan to plan though. Making it one of my New Year’s resolutions!

  3. Great job on sharing how to plan your weekly menu! This is often the biggest challenge for moms! Thanks for sharing!

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