Sunday, January 20, 2013

This Week's Menu

Every weekend, I sit down and dig through Pinterest plan my menu for the upcoming week. I try my hardest to bring in a new recipe to keep things interesting. Sure, there are weeks we go with the standard spaghetti / tacos / stir fry rotation, especially if things look busy that week.

This week I have 2 new recipe's I am giving a whirl and I am pretty excited about them.

Sunday: Sausage and Polenta Pies (New recipe)
Via Better Homes and Gardens
The only way I am going to vary on this is to make one large casserole rather than a few small ones. Why? Because I don't have 10" ramekins. Sunday night is still Donald and Aunt Kelly night so I am always looking for something that will feed us all.

Monday: Pork Loin Stir Fry
I happen to have these pork loin chops in the freezer that I portioned when we bought them - so I can just thaw what we need.
I usually just dig around for veggies in the fridge - and land on onion, bell pepper, and carrots. This week I grabbed a little bag of snow peas at the market to add some variety.
For the sauce I whisk up rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce or sirachi, and honey. If you have any ginger you can throw that in as well.
Here is a really old post about throwing that together Here.

Tuesday: Spicy Bean and Rice Burritos (New Recipe)

Usually Lee is all "Where is the meat?" This time, though, he agreed to try it.

Wednesday: Stuffed Shells

I made these a few weeks or so ago and everyone really really enjoyed them. I use low fat ricotta and lean or low fat pork sausage to give it a healthier edge. Serve with a salad and you have a winner.

Thursday: I have a cooking class at Sur La Table so Lee is either having leftovers (if there are any) or a good ole ham sandwich.

Friday: Out!

How about you? Do you menu plan or just wing it?



Elizabeth Conaway said...

Tiff and I were just talking about how we plan out menus too. I've been in such a rut lately that I may copy a few of these!

averyswifeliz said...

I definitely meal plan, it makes life so much I *think* I spend less at the grocery store that way. And pinterest is my go to place for new things, particularly chicken recipes for some reason. Haha!

Two Party Planners said...

My menu planning consists of which city I am in. Poor Dave fends for himself. I think he has an opening for a week day wife though. :)