Monday, February 28, 2011

Menu Plan!

Finally!  I have made a menu plan!  I really love to have a menu plan, but it has been over a year since I actually had one!  That third baby really threw things off here in the Good household.  :-P

Some people plan every meal, and every side dish to go with it.  My idea of a 'menu plan' is to pick out dinner, and hope everything else falls into place!  Usually we have oatmeal and fruit for breakfast, and leftovers or sandwiches for lunch. I have picked out eleven dinners that I will make over the course of the next two weeks.  Then, the night before or sometime in the afternoon, I will pick what I want to have for dinner.  As I make things off the list, I will check them off.  I like this method, because it is flexible, but I still can go to the store knowing what I need to buy to provide dinner for the next two weeks.  I don't have to scrounge around and hope that I have everything in the cabinets, send Chris to the store on the way home from work, or use unusual substitutions (which can be good, or it can be very bad-- ask me how I know!) to make the dish I plan to have for dinner.

My Menu Plan
  1. Zucchini Spaghetti with Spaghetti Sauce
  2. Coconut Cucumber Soup* with roasted carrots and creamy spinach soup
  3. Asian Anise Soup* with potato wedges
  4. Split Pea Soup* with salad
  5. Asparagus Pesto Fettuccine*
  6. Beans and Rice with salad
  7. Lentil Burgers with carrot sticks
  8. Raw Falafel* with guacamole, raw veggies and maybe hummus
  9. Chicken, potato wedges, creamy spinach soup
  10. Beef Roast, broccoli, quinoa
  11. Cauliflower curry**, Creamy Potato and Spinach curry**
I also have some extras that I am planning to make-- snacks/desserts/breakfasts
  1. Sesame Rice crackers (recipe coming sometime this week, maybe!)
  2. Avocado Muffins*
  3. Cashew Butter
  4. Nutty Gelato*
  5. Sourdough starter (with rye flour)
  6. Raw Granola (haven't settled on a recipe yet)
*From Breaking Free: Truths for Healthy Living by Jill Samter
**From Easy Indian Cookbook by Manju Malhi

I haven't tried the recipes from Jill's book yet, but I will let you know how they are!  Be sure we will be having Banana Pudding for breakfast this week, too!

1 comment:

  1. I love all that you are doing! Janet this will be awesome for your children and now you are touching the lives of many! Great job! I hope you enjoy the recipes from the book and I have many on the health blog too ;-) that are delicious taste tested by 9 children!

    Hugs and love in Him,