Monday, March 5, 2012
Menu Plan: Week Forty-Two
Your MatchGirl was not sure that she and Boyfriend would make it this far, or that you would stay with us along the way... but here we all are, moving steadily toward a full year of menu planning, which, for the most part, has been a really great way for us to stay organized and on budget.
Is it a pain sometimes? Yes. Sitting down once a week to think through the week ahead is tedious from time to time. But it's so great to come home from work, or to look up from writing and know exactly what it is you need t make for dinner, to have the ingredients ready and to just get to work. It's great to have leftovers and plan on eating them, as opposed to leaving them in the fridge, forgetting all about them, until you're not sure what they even are.
This week's menu plan:
Monday: Whole wheat pasta with leafy greens, parmesan and lemon juice (a take on this recipe).
Tuesday: leftover pot roast.
Wednesday: chili made with black-eyes peas - this is a curious something Boyfriend mentioned on the weekend and I'm not sure where the recipe will come from.
Thursday: Winter panzanella
Friday: We're lazy by the end of the week. I'm thinking a simple homemade pizza...
Saturday: I'm guessing there will be leftovers from the chili night on Wednesday. We'll eat that.
Sunday: Chicken pot pie - inspired by this recipe.
Photo: 1/2 a cup of flour, before leveling, while baking cookies last week