Monday, September 24, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

This is my first Menu Plan Monday post, but since I've been making a weekly meal plan offline for years, I expect this will be a regular feature!

I currently do my menu planning on Saturdays and shop on Sundays, but my plans actually do run Monday-Sunday. I plan my menus by looking over my master dinner list. This list is all our favorite meals categorized by type of meat (beef, poultry, seafood, pork, vegetarian, and "any meat"--for those versatile recipes that work well with your choice of meat). I usually choose one beef, one poultry, one seafood, and one from either pork or vegetarian each week.

Monday: Shepherd's Pie
Tuesday: leftovers
Wednesday: Pizza w/Butternut Squash
Thursday: Tuna Noodles w/White Beans and Capers
Friday: leftovers
Saturday: Ginger Chicken w/Mango Chutney
Sunday: leftovers


Joyful Days said...

What a yummy week. I love Shepherd's Pie but have never made it.

Thanks for the idea!!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Your menu sounds great! Welcome to MPM!

jenn said...

welcome to menu mondays! i made shepherd's pie for the first time last night and it was soooo yummy. i love the idea of making a master dinner list. that is definitely something i should start. i get stumped when i try to think of things to cook and we end up eating a lot of the same things! thanks for sharing. have a great week. ~jenn

tegdirb92 said...

Welcome!! Shepards pie sounds delicious--never had it :) Have a great week.

Shannon @ Some Fine Taters said...

Thanks for the welcomes! The Shepherd's Pie is in the oven & it smells delicious.

Jenn, I was telling a friend about my master dinner list the other day & she thought it sounded restricting, but I find we eat a much larger variety under this system!

Ter said...

Sounds good! How do you prepare your Butternut Squash? (love squash and always looking for more recipes)

Welcome to MPM, I'm relatively new (this is my 3rd week or 4th?)too, and I would hear more about how you plan your menus. I haven't quite got the knack of it yet, but so far I've come up with a meal every day M-F

Shannon @ Some Fine Taters said...

Ter, to bake the squash:
cut in half, scoop out seeds, & place flesh side down in oven safe dish. Bake for 30 mins, then turn over, cover, & bake 20-25 mins longer until done.

For the pizza, I'm just throwing the cooked, chopped squash on the dough with some cheese & onions.

Org Junkie said...

Hello and welcome to MPM! I'm so happy you are joining us.

You're kids are adorable!


Shannon @ Some Fine Taters said...


Thank you for the welcome & the compliments!

And thanks for hosting MPM!