Happy Monday, y’all.

IMG_2146[1]It’s been raining off and on here today and I have a snotty head at home with me today. She came home sick on Friday and has been pretty much on the sofa ever since. Fortunately, the worst seems to have passed and I think she’ll be back at school tomorrow and moving on with life. Now, if I can just keep the other folks healthy in my house…

This week we have several things going on in the evenings so I am opting for some easy dinners and some old standbys that I can toss in the oven or crock pot and forget about them until dinnertime.

I’m also starting to try something new in my planner this week – I created a page in my planner with our most used/loved recipes. I had this before, but it was just a list of all the different items.  The difference here is that I wrote them on post-it flags that I trimmed to fit in the days of the weekly planning pages I use.

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So now I can pull off the menu items I want to cook for the week and put them on the page. And rearrange them if I need to if plans change for the week. 

I also did all beef in one color, chicken in another, and “other” (i.e. soups, stews, veggie dishes) in another color. So I can see quickly at a glance if I have a good variety in my week.

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Once we’ve cooked/eaten, I’ll move the post it back to the back again and write down what we had so I have a record of it. I do like looking back to see how long it’s been since we had a particular item… or to see if we really have eaten so much chicken we should be sprouting feathers or not!

I’ll let you know how it works out. Today the little flags have been bugging me as I’ve written in the planner, but I’m thinking that I’ll get used to it soon. LOVE the concept but the execution may need some fine-tuning.

As to the menu for the week – you can see what I’ve got planned above –

  • Salisbury Steaks with mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Mexican Potato Casserole (that one never got made last week)
  • Asian Chicken Pasta
  • Jambalaya (that’s SuperMan’s recipe and his job to cook. I’ve been craving it for a while now and I can’t wait to eat some!)
  • Friday is up in the air – will most likely eat out as we drop off Little Bit for a church retreat Friday night.

I also made some banana bread and The World’s Best Oatmeal Cookies on Saturday for sweet treats this week.

So there you have our week – Looking pretty yummy  if I do say so myself.

What’s on your menu?

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2 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday: 17 August

  1. Hey! I use post it’s too. But I’m loving the color coded meat idea. I see myself stealing that idea! Have a great week!!

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