Menu Plan Monday

I like Menu Plan Monday. I like menu planning. I love the way I don’t have to panic at 3 p.m., wondering what am I going to cook tonight? Do I need to thaw any meat?

I love the way I have my grocery shopping list ready to go on Monday morning, and (usually) there’s no other need to run to the store during the week.

What I don’t love? The feeling that I am making (and eating) the same things, over and over. Sure, there are plenty of recipes out there. But when there are five in your family, you have to accommodate everyone (at least a little bit). It’s no wonder that yesterday when we ate at a buffet after church, I found myself savoring a cheddar biscuit as so good, just because I didn’t make it. And having all the food choices I wanted – not having to worry about one of the kids finding an onion (heaven forbid!) in something – was just heavenly.

Back to reality. Here’s this week’s plan:

Monday:  Lasagna – similar to this recipe, but I leave out the meat and add spinach. I’ll make two; one to put in the freezer for a couple of weeks from now when I’ll be gone.

Brownie Goody Bars – special Memorial Day treat 🙂

Tuesday: Oven Roasted Chicken and Vegetables – a favorite

1 pkg. onion soup mix

1/4 c. olive oil

1/2 t. garlic powder

2 lb. chicken breast halves

1 lb. chopped potatoes

2 sliced carrots

Preheat oven to 450.

Mix ingredients; put into roasting pan.

Bake uncovered 45 min.

Wednesday:  BBQ Chicken and Cheddar Sandwiches – I have these bookmarked; can’t remember whether I made them before or not, but they do look yummy.

Thursday:  Hamburger Vegetable Soup – this is good. Maybe I’ll make French bread in the bread machine as well.

Friday:  Make Your Own Pizza – I make the dough; everyone supplies their own toppings of choice.

 

Question: What do you do to combat menu planning boredom?

4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. So, does today include grocery shopping for you? Doesn’t seem like a very holiday-type thing to do, but what I’m doing isn’t either. I’m cleaning some of the stuff out my closets and pricing it in preparation for donating to charity. I already have a new, tiny hole on one shelf in one closet that wasn’t there before this weekend. Yay!

  2. Hey. onions are truly horrifying, especially when you aren’t expecting them.

  3. I’m seeing the bright side of cooking for one person – me!

  4. I do this meme to try to avoid boredom! Trying new recipes makes things interesting!

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