Sunday, April 29, 2007

Menu Planning Monday

Dear J and L,

As household CEO, it is my job to plan, coordinate and implement all meals. This includes yours. Well, it revolves around yours. Before you came along, my heart was empty, but man I had a nice full belly all the time. That's because I cooked a lot of great food and The da-da and I went out to dinner (and to lunch and to breakfast) a lot.

Those days have been long gone. Sure, we still try to get out, but our choices of where to go so that you will be happy and gorgeous the entire time is limited.

Not to worry: I have a plan. I always have a plan. Instead of winging our meals each week, I'm going to have to plan each meal because now I'm telling the World Wide Web (all four of you who read) what our plans will be each week by participating in Organized Junkie's Meal Planning Monday. This is my first official week participating, even though I didn't mention that on the actual site.

For those of you who don't know about this, it's a blogging network that will consist of blog posts just on what people plan to eat this week. I have scanned this list in the past and like the idea of keeping it simple, and trying to always include links to the special recipes. If I can't put the recipe link on the plan, well, I am not sure what I will do. Luckily, most of my recipes can be found online.

Each week, I always make a toddler-friendly protein item and this week is very special. But, more on that on Yummy Toddler Food Wednesday.

So, here goes:

Sunday: Spaghetti and (must admit it -- frozen) meatballs (meatballs cooked in slow cooker) with green beans for you, broccoli for your parents and some banana bread.

Monday: Honey-Orange Turkey Cutlets with broccoli and/or carrots with honey and baked potatoes

Tuesday: Gnudi (more on this Wednesday)

Wednesday: Pot Roast and potatoes in slow cooker

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Homemade pizza

Saturday: Hopefully, we'll get take out or get out of the house

How about the rest of you? Any great recipes on the stovetop this week?


org junkie said...

Hello! Thanks so much for joining in MPM....I noticed though that you linked up to last week's MPM. I should have this week's post up later this evening if you'd like to link up to that one.

Also wanted to say thanks for the recipe links...thats my favorite part!!


annie said...

Your menu looks delish!

Sandra said...

Menu sounds great, welcome to the menu plan monday :)