So glad I have planned out my menus. We have dance classes on Monday/Wednesday and Friday this week, plus curriculum night/PTO on Wednesday night and a knitting session for me on Thursday evening.
Without the plan, I think we would devolve into eating a lot of junk and fast food. This way, I know my family is getting healthy food and I can control fat, protein, and portion sizes. Not to mention we have great leftovers for lunches.
As you can see we’re back into the chicken routine. I’ve been finding chicken thighs on sale at the grocery and substituting them for the breasts in menus where I can. They are juicier than breasts and easier for my tummy to digest. The rest of the family doesn't seem to mind, either.
Here’s what I have planned for the week:
- Shepherd’s Pie
- “Rotisserie” chicken in the crock pot
- Pasta Pomodoro w/ Chicken
- Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
- Grilled Shrimp with Grits (maybe – if I can find some good shrimp at the store)
- Rotel Chicken Pasta Bake
I’ve included links to all the recipes since so many of you have asked me for them. Most are mine, a few other folks’. All are posted on AllRecipes.com so it should be easy for you to access and print.
Join us over at Menu Plan Monday on orgjunkie’s blog – you can get some great ideas for your own dinners and share what you’ve got planned as well! There are some great recipes over there – I was picking up a few ideas myself this morning that may show up in my own menus in the next few weeks.