Monday, May 17, 2010

Menu Plan Monday (15th May - 21st May)

Let it be known right now that the merry-go-round needs to slow down right now... I am getting giddy as it's spinning so fast. WOW another week and another exclamation of "where did the time go?"

Last week were quite busy with the usual football training (3 times a week) plus a few other things but nothing out of the normal. The weekend however was another story.

Kelee, Kyhal and Gemma came for dinner on Saturday night ~ which I must say was fantastic, them coming over that is... the meal was good too!! LOL!! Thankfully most of the dinner was prepared before hand so Noel and I managed to spend quality time with them. The kids had a ball and it's wonderful that even though they have only met each other once before they got along really well.

Sunday again a day full of football with Alex playing a great game and Oliver's team coming away with a win!! GO BULLS!! Nana, Grandad, Sean and Christian came down to watch him play with was really good - I know Oliver appreciated them being there.

Needless to say it's Monday again - and this is what has been menu planned this week:

Saturday ~ San Choy Bow, Asian Braised Beef Ribs with Steamed Rice
Sunday ~ Chilli, Ginger and Garlic Prawns
Monday ~ Chargrilled Pork Steaks, Brocolli and Cauliflower Au Gratin, Steamed Vegetables
Tue ~ Slow Cooked Beef with Sweet Potato Mash
Wed ~ Braised Chicken with Tomato and Rosemary
Thu ~ Macaroni Beef, Salad, Herb Bread
Fri ~ Pan Fried Fish with Asian Vegetable and Noodle Salad

As you have probably gathered by now, I LIVE for menu planning! By menu planning it ensures that we have a weeks worth of meals organised which is especially useful Monday through Friday when there is not much of the day left after finishing work, picking up the kids from school and having to deal with the tasks of homework, clothes washing, showers, etc., and to do without the hassle of worrying WHAT we are cooking for dinner each night. Honestly if I left deciding what’s for dinner until I go home we wouldn’t eat until midnight!!

I know that our week starts on a Saturday but that’s just for the ease of fitting in with my grocery shopping which is normally done on a Friday night or Saturday afternoon. As usual more great menu ideas can be found at Menu Plan Monday over at I’m An Organising Junkie, don’t be shy pop over and have a look at other’s menu plans. You never know you may just find something different to have for dinner.

Some recipes for things we cook can be found over at our cooking blog, A Dash Of Flavour, normally posted after they have been cooked or just click on the links for each meal when they appear.

Happy cooking,

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