Monday, August 09, 2010

Menu Plan Monday (7th Aug - 13th Aug)

BUSY BUSY BUSY and out of routine can be the only way to describe the last few weeks... but I have enjoyed every moment of it.

Reality has come back to bite us though with the fact that even though we have been having a ball, we need the structure and routines that comes with running our household. Dinner has been all over the shop with cooking meals late, not knowing what to have so the good old menu planner was completed this week and shall be followed.

A couple of repeat dishes this week and we are going out for dinner on Thursday night but this is what I have planned for our menu this week:

Saturday ~ Salt and Pepper Calamari, Prawn Hacao
Sunday ~ Spaghetti Bolognaise & Garlic Bread
Monday ~ Honey Soy Chicken Tenderloins for kids/Kung Pao Chicken for adults
Tue ~ Beef Stroganoff with Pasta
Wed ~ Chargrilled Pork Cutlets, Sweet Potato Mash and Steamed Vegetables
Thu ~ The Waltzing Matilda Hotel
Fri ~ Chicken and Corn Canneloni

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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