Monday, January 13, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Planning our menu in advance helps eliminate those last minute, after-work, "oh crap" moments, that lead to unplanned dinners out. ;-)

I'm happy to say that, since we've moved to California, we've had zero unplanned dinners out!! That's pretty huge for us.

Here's what's on the menu for the week:

  • Sunday - homemade pizza. Meatball for the adults, cheese for the kids.
  • Monday - stuffed peppers (bumped from last week)
  • Tuesday - chicken pesto pasta
  • Wednesday - Leftover pizza
  • Thursday - Leftover peppers
  • Friday - Baked chicken risotto
  • Saturday - Likely out to dinner. We were planning to do an overnight trip to Monterey with the kids, but we think we can do the drive back & forth in one day. That will save on the cost of a hotel, but we will likely eat breakfast & lunch out.
  • Sunday - Homemade pizza
  • Monday - (MLK day off for everyone). I may make another giant batch of taco meat. We'll have tacos on Monday & freeze the rest. I also plan to make homemade tortilla chips & guacamole. Yum!

What about you? What's on the menu for the week?


  1. In the latest Rachael Ray magazine, she had a bunch of recipes for guacamole. They looked delicious. You might be able to find them online.

  2. Zero unplanned dinners out - very well done. I can't say the same, but only one in 2014 so far at our hole in the wall chinese food place that doesnt take credit cards. I was just too tired to cook and hubby needed to get out of the house (self employed and works from home). Cheers!

  3. home made pizza and tacos are on the menu here this week also. I made the pizza crusts in the bread machine so I just need to defrost them tomorrow!