We got home last night from our vacation around 6 p.m. and we were beat. So I have only planned for one day this week so far. Sorry about that, but the thought of cooking or menu planning of any kind and of course having to shop was just not something I wanted to do last night. Especially not with baths, beach laundry, and unpacking that needed to be done. Truth be told I’m still working on laundry and unpacking. I did get the beach stuff washed last night though, just not the sheets and towels.
So I am going to give you my plan for tonight and then leave the rest of it there to fill in later. You can still link up at the bottom with your menu plan and as always grab a button.
And then I have a special treat for you too. My cousin (AKA my Pampered Chef Consultant) has perfect timing. She has been working on organizing herself and in particular meals so meal planning and shopping are easier. So I will share with you her system for menu planning. I love seeing how other people do theirs.
Monica’s Menu Plan For July 22 – July 28
Sunday: Omelets (poor hubby has to go back to work and at night to beat for his first day back so breakfast for dinner it is).
Monday: Swedish Meatballs
Tuesday: Ranch Chicken
Wednesday: Chicken and vodka sauce (leftover from a few weeks ago, frozen)
Friday: Chicken Piccata
Saturday: Macaroni and Cheese
What My Pampered Chef Consultant’s Menu Looks Like
So when I came home last night and got online to check my email and Facebook for the day I noticed a message on my wall from my cousin telling me to check out her Pampered Chef page. So I did as instructed as the dutiful slightly younger cousin (and when I say slightly I mean we’re really the same age, there’s just 4 months between us) and checked it out. There was a picture of this…
No more searching for recipes. No more guessing what to have for dinner. And no more I don’t have an ingredient for a recipe because it’s all right there in front of you. Here was her description:
The board is dry erase (from Staples, in the Martha Stewart section). The cards are regular index cards (name and ingredients on front, recipe on back). Those are magnetic pushpins, also from staples.
The great thing is right now I want to pick only recipes that don’t heat my kitchen. Now I have them in a recipe file, so I can quickly grab the recipes I want, and fill in the schedule.
I think she might be way more organized than I am with her recipes. I really need to get more of my recipes on cards instead of the system I have. That is a daunting task in and of itself. A lot of my recipes are also from memory now, but even still I love this idea. Definitely something to work towards.
Please be sure to go like Margaret’s Pampered Chef Facebook page because she is always giving some awesome creative cooking tips like this.