Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Weekly Meal Plan

Well another week has come and gone and it is time for another menu for the week.  Last week I followed the menu mostly but it kind of fell apart at the end of the week.  But that is how my menus usually go.  The point for me is to get back into planning a menu and making real meals again.  My poor family is so tired of scrounging around the house at dinner time that it is high time I get back to doing my job of feeding my family!!  Here is this weeks menu.  Again, if you are trying to start doing menus don't let the fear of feeling trapped by it stop you.  Menus are meant to be flexible!!

Monday ~ Bistro Chicken
Tuesday ~ Grilled Veggie Pizza
Wednesday ~ Tacos
Thursday ~ Chicken Tortilla Soup
Friday ~ Meatloaf
Saturday ~  Chuckie Cheese (Becca's Birthday Choice)
Sunday ~ YoYo or Waffles

As I make these meals, I will try to come back and link to posts that give the recipe and photo.  Happy Meal Planning!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Crispy Chicken Wraps

The great thing about this recipe is that it is fast, easy and everyone loves it.  Plus, it is easily adaptable to whatever your family loves.  I like to make it on nights that our family has lots of places to be.

This recipe is slightly adapted from Mels Kitchen Cafe, one of my favorite food blogs.

What you will need:

1/3 cup mayonaisse
1/2 small onion, chopped fine
2 celery ribs chopped fine
2 Tlbs. sour cream
2 tsp. hot sauce
1/2 rotisserie chicken, skin discarded and meat chopped into bite size pieces
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Flour tortillas

What you do:

Mix the mayo, onion, celery, sour cream and hot sauce in a large bowl.  Add chicken and toss to combine.  Spread a small amount of chicken mixture down the middle of a tortilla.  Sprinkle cheese on top of chicken mixture.  Wrap tortilla like a burrito with sides folded in.  Place on a hot skillet and let tortilla brown.  To keep the tortilla from opening up, start with the seam side down.  After tortilla has browned flip and brown the other side.  Repeat until all chicken mixture has been used up.

This makes about 6-8 wraps for my family.  The amount you will get depends on how much chicken mixture you add to each tortilla.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Weekly Meal Plan

2008...Wow, it's been a long time since I have posted anything on this blog.  I am not going to apologize, because my goal this year is to be OK with imperfection, so the only thing to do is move forward.

I am also not going to make any grand promises, but I would like to start posting here more.  That being said, I have an idea formulating... more on that later if it ever develops into anything, but it does have to do with posting a weekly menu and I thought I would get started now while I feel the momentum building.

If nothing else, I am hoping to get better at making my weekly menu like I used to be.  I know we eat better and I spend less money when I do.  It also reduces a lot of the "what should I make for dinner" stress.

The menus are not going to be glamorous.  I will do my best to post recipes that I have not posted in the past or link to recipes that I have posted before.  Again, no promises.

Monday ~Chicken Jumbalaya
Tuesday ~Crispy Chicken Wraps
Wednesday ~Spaghetti
Thursday ~Summer Garden Soup
Friday ~BBQ Hamburgers
Saturday ~Tilapia, Rice and Brussel Sprouts
Sunday ~YoYo  (This stands for "Your On Your Own" and is basically a leftovers night)

Of course, as with any menu this is subject to change if I have any intense cravings or if my husband and I decide to go on a date or something, but for the most part, this is what we will eat this week.

One thing I will try to do when planning my menus is have at least one night with fish (this means we will be eating a lot of tilapia because it is the cheapest kind to feed a family of 6 with), one night that has no meat and one night that is YoYo.

Please post your menu in the comments section and hopefully we can all help each other out with the dinner rut!