Monday, April 7, 2008

Menu-Plan Monday!

Well I decided to join in on Menu-Plan Monday, hosted by Organizing Junkie.

So here is my Menu Plan for the week!

My week actually starts on Saturdays, because that's when I get my groceries.

Saturday - Lentil Dal on rice
Sunday - Chick Pea & Tomato Soup with bread
Monday - Vegetarian chili
Tuesday - Vegetarian Shepherd's pie
Wednesday - Broccoli Shells & Rice
Thursday - Potato Soup & bread
Friday - Pizza

I like to keep my menu plan posted on my fridge, so that I can see at a quick glance if anything needs to be prepared ahead of time. There's nothing worse than realizing at 4pm that you forgot to take something out of the freezer, or soak your beans!


  1. Potato soups sound good. With my fiance out of town, I might make some for myself (kids hate soup). Friday seems to be pizza day for a lot of people (including us).

    Have a great week!

  2. Isn't that the worst feeling? I hate when it's 4:00, and I realize I haven't defrosted something or semi-prepared something or whatever. Then, it's a mad scramble to avoid take-out, or going out.

  3. Welcome to MPM! I hope you enjoy yourself here. posting the menu planning on fridge is such a great idea. I can relate to forgetting to take something out of fridge and then... mad scramble to find dinner.

  4. looks good - what vegetarian chili recipe do you use? I'm always trying to find different ones...

  5. magpie - actually I didn't use much of a recipe. lol. I was missing some ingredients from the recipe I was going to follow, so I just threw some things I had into the crock pot. I think it went something like this:

    1 cup kidney beans (soaked & cooked)
    1 can corn
    1 pkg. Yves Veggie Ground Round
    4 stalks celery
    2 onions
    green pepper
    1 can tomatoes, diced
    1 tsp. oregano
    chili powder

    I sauteed the onion & celery until soft, and added the oregano. I threw that in the crock pot, & added all the other ingredients except the green pepper. Cooked on low for 7 1/2 hours, then turned it up to high for 1/2 hour and threw in the green pepper.

    We like to eat our chili with nacho chips. :)

  6. Everyone else - thanks for your comments and for welcoming me!

  7. Would you ever consider posting any of your vegetarian recipes on your blog? Or linking to a few good recipe sites?

    I am trying to go meatless a few times a week for fugal and health's sakes, and would love a point in the right direction!

    Your menu sounds yummy!


  8. Niki,

    Sure, I could do that. :) I'm pretty new to this blogging thing, so I'm figuring things out as I go. I guess I would just do a recipe as a post?

    Is there anything in particular you'd like a recipe for? Going meatless, even some of the time, can definitely be frugal, providing you don't over-compensate with expensive dairy products or meat analogues (although I do use those things, just in moderation!).

    I'm experimenting with a lot of different dried beans and legumes - they're very inexpensive and a great source of protein.

    Anyway, let me know what you'd like to see, and I'd be glad to post. :)