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Monday, July 2, 2012

I have discovered menu planning!

I am really starting to enjoy cooking, (gasp! I know. Ok. Calm yourself back down now and keep reading) but I've noticed that I enjoy it a whole lot more when I plan out the meals a week or two in advance and go to the store to get all of my necessary ingredients at the beginning of the week. I'm just not one of those people who can whip something up with what I have in my pantry. I need structure, people.

So I found this free printable menu planner. It's AWESOME and I've been using it to plan meals and grocery lists two weeks in advance.

This week we'll be having:

Monday- Chicken with Wine & Feta, brown rice and steamed broccoli
Tuesday- Naan Bread Pizzas
Wednesday- burgers with sweet potato fries (Happy Fourth!)
Thursday- Herbed Chicken Rose, red mashed potatoes and side salad
Friday- Leftovers or take out from Moe's. I just love Moe's. Did you know that Moe's has an app? I  know! Shut up! You can order from your phone and just walk in and pick it up. Yes, I love technology...I tried to find a link to it, and couldn't, but if you search in the app store on your phone, it should come up.
Saturday- is our 5 year anniversary! I think we're getting take out from somewhere nice and eating at home.

I would like to say I got this idea and get lots of recipes from Jo Lynne. She has no idea who I am, but I really enjoy her blog and would like to give credit where credit is due. She does gluten free meal plans. I just modify some of those recipes for my gluten filled life.

I know this isn't a new concept, but I'm enjoying it and thought I'd share. I always love finding new recipes and these are all pretty easy since I'm a new mommy.

Buen provecho!

This post is part of Menu Plan Monday at Org Junkie and On the Menu Monday at Stone Gable Blog.


  1. Happy anniversary! Be sure to use a tablecloth and candles for just the TWO of you. Isn't menu planning great?! Been doing it for longer than I care to share, but it has been a lifesaver. DH loved this since we were first married (and that's been more than 20 years). Found you on Menu Plan Monday!

  2. Stpping by from Menu plan Monday! Have a good week!