Menu Plan Monday- September 20, 2010

Wow, I don’t know about other families that have kids in school, but these first few weeks are a huge adjustment.  New schedules, lots of driving, soccer practices and soccer games, school meetings, school paperwork, and the list goes on and on.  I always try to plan and get ready for the onslaught but it seems it’s never enough.  I am glad however I did take the time to plan out my menu for the month.  It’s been really helpful and has kept me from eating tons of meals on the run with not as good choices as what I’m going to make.

I was happy to have lots of Danny’s meatloaf to take me through the week either for lunches or dinners.  If you didn’t read about that recipe and get that cookbook, that recipe alone is worth the price of the cookbook.   This week we’ll have 3 soccer practices and 3 soccer games, all far away.  That means fast meals, crockpot meals  and only 1 meal out instead of 6.  With my menu I’ve included approximate prep times, active cooking and inactive cooking times.  Of course these vary from person to person.

What about you and your schedule?  What type of week will this be for you?  Have you made plans for your meals?  What ingredients do you have on hand that you can use?  I would love to hear what your week is like and what you do to make sure you are getting good meals.


MondayShrimp and Chorizo with Cauliflower Couscous and greens (Takes 10 min prep time, 15 min active cooking)

TuesdayRoasted Balsamic Chicken with Figs and Onions (Takes 10 minutes to prepare, let the crockpot do the rest, 4-6 hours)

Wednesday– Crab stuffed Trout with garlic asparagus (takes 15 min to prep, 20 min inactive cooking)

Thursday– Eating out

Friday– Homemade Pizza with Udi crusts and I’m going to try it with La Cecina- Mushrooms, carmelized onions, roasted garlic, peppers, tomatoes from my garden (bread will have to be made ahead of time but if using Udi crust 15 min prep, 10 min active cooking, 15 min inactive cook time)

Saturday– leftovers

Sunday– Veal Goulash from Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef’s new cookbook (not sure since this is a new recipe to me)

This menu was also shared on OrgJunkie.

7 Responses to Menu Plan Monday- September 20, 2010

  1. Shirley @ gfe September 20, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    I love every weekly menu plan at your house. I'll be over Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday! Don't worry … I don't mind eating late according to the super hectic schedule with soccer, etc. I'm sure you are putting all the time sitting in the car waiting to good use. An iPhone would sure come in handy for that!


  2. Alta September 21, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    With you mentioning that meatloaf again, I now have the strongest craving for meatloaf. With mashed potatoes. And a slice of apple pie for dessert. Anyway…that's SO not what I"m having for dinner, so I guess I need to just put it on MY next week's meal plan! I love that you post your meal plans. While I plan meals out weekly, I'm not organized enough to get it up on the blog!

  3. Anonymous September 27, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    Alta- I'm behind on comments and now that I'm going back and they're about that meatloaf now I'm craving it again. This is a crazy circle. Did you get to make it?

  4. Anonymous September 27, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    Too bad we're not closer in miles. We could have lots of fun dinner parties.

  5. Anonymous September 27, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    You are welcome to come for dinner anytime.

  6. Anonymous September 27, 2010 at 8:50 pm #

    Why do they need to have these sports at dinner time is beyond me. If you have any great go to meals please share them.


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