I have always made a weekly menu, in fact, I am lost at the grocery store without one! Having a menu definitely saves time (no need to decide each night what to make) and money (you only buy what you need and nothing goes to waste). I try my best to organize my menus around seasonal produce, sale items, or what I have in the freezer. Today I was really excited to discover a whole group of people who also like to make menus! I’m an Organzing Junkie hosts Menu Plan Monday every week! What a great way to share ideas and discover new recipes! So…today I am going to join them by posting my menu for the week. Here it is:
Muffin of the week: Whole Wheat Carrot Raison (Made with carrots from the garden)
Main Dishes (I eat muffins or oatmeal for breakfast and leftovers for lunch – simple!)
Quesadillas (tomatoes, cheese and onions in a tortilla folded in half and fried on both sides like grilled cheese)
Veggie Stew & Biscuits
Best-Ever Bean Soup (this is a super simple, super cheap, amazingly good soup – I will post the recipe sometime soon!)
Spicy tomato chicken soup with baked pita (a product of the food party)
Pita Nachos – this is something I made up for this week – beans, veggies, salsa and cheese on a pita baked in the oven until crisp – I’ll let you know if it turns out!
Yum! Just reading that list makes me want to go cook! You have probably noticed the lack of meat on that list – I am a former vegan (long story – all health related) married to a meat-a-tarian but since I do most of the cooking the compromise is delicious veggie meals most of the time and a poultry dish once in a while – oh, and sometimes I’ll put meat on half the pizza or half the nachos – just ’cause I love him! If you want to check out some more great weekly menus head on over to the Menu Plan Monday list. Hope there are some good things cooking at your house this week!