Menu Week of 2009-11-08

November 8th, 2009 by Dionna | 2 Comments
Posted in Homey Goodness, Just for Fun/Miscellaneous

If I had a top ten list of things that save me time as a mother, planning a weekly menu would be somewhere near the top. Menu planning is incredibly useful – not only does it save me the time spent standing in front of the refrigerator wondering what to cook every day, it also saves me money. When I have a menu, I can plan my purchases more logically: I’ll plan meals to use fresh veggies before they go bad, or I’ll buy a bag of chicken and freeze half of it in a marinade (which saves me time later when I need a ready-made meal).

Each Sunday, I will share my weekly menu with you (with recipes when possible). I would love to know what you have on your menu too; leave a link to your blog in the comments so we can see your menu!

Here is what I am cooking this week:


Lunch: leftovers &/or pasta with pesto

Dinner: chili (from freezer)


Lunch: chicken pot pies (bake potatoes for this week’s lunches too)

Dinner: chicken fiesta salad (based on the recipe found here)


Lunch: chili-topped baked potatoes

Dinner: chicken fiesta salad


Lunch: chili-topped baked potatoes/leftover salad

Dinner: pork loin, rice, steamed veggies


Lunch: soup & leftover salad

Dinner: pork loin, rice, steamed veggies


Lunch: ravioli

Dinner: roasted whole chicken with veggies & potatoes


Lunch:  mac & cheese casserole

Dinner: roasted whole chicken with veggies & potatoes

Have a delicious week,

2 Responses to:
"Menu Week of 2009-11-08"

  1. Mom

    Let’s see…I will be there for Dinner on Monday and Wednesday!!!
    And…you have to admit to everyone that Sunday lunch was NOT what you had on the menu….lol.

  2. Dionna   CodeNameMama

    Well when I made this post I didn’t know we’d be eating lunch with you ;) The chicken was much better than leftovers!

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