Sunday, May 19, 2013

Menu Plan: Spring (May 19-25)

  • We got hubby a grill this past weekend, and so we're adding a "grill night" to our "themes." Each week we have certain meals we try to include such as: pasta, fish, salad (warmer weather months)/ soups (colder weather months), and now, grill. In general, we alternate between meat and meatless meals throughout the week. 
  • Tip: write your grocery list and the date in a little notebook each week/month. This way you can easily see how much and how frequently you purchase items. You can then use that information to determine the value of purchasing in bulk for your family's needs. If you don't use the entirety of a bulk purchase before it goes bad, then it would have been wiser to buy the smaller quantity even though it would have been at a higher unit price. Below is a copy of our list for this week:
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Our menu plan for this week:

*Note: I include links to the recipes if they are available online. Some recipes are from cookbooks we have at home, and while I can't share the recipe I can direct you to the source. Other dishes or meals are created by myself or my husband, and we can do our best to explain how to recreate it. If you'd like additional information on any of the meals or our menu planning, then please feel free to contact me. :) 

- oatmeal with diced apple, walnuts, and flaxseed meal
granola cereal, banana
- oatmeal with dried cherries, almonds, and flaxseed meal
- whole wheat biscuit/toast with peanut butter and drizzle of honey 
(repeat all to keep it simple!)

- Club salad 
- Veggie fajitas
- Pork ribs, collard greens, sweet potatoes
- Stuffed pasta shells, asparagus 
- repeat pizza leftovers

- Miso glazed salmon, broccoli
- Spatchcock chicken, potato salad, asparagus
- repeat chicken meal leftovers

- homemade crackers with peanut butter
- cottage cheese and diced cantaloupe
- apple and cheese slices
- almonds
- yogurt with dried apricots
- homemade granola or other bar

*Note: Reviving Homemaking is not affiliated with any of the sites or companies included in the links, and was not asked to include or recommend them or their recipes in this post. (I simply like what they have to offer!)

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