Sunday, March 22, 2009

meal plan

i've just spent most of the morning doing a bunch of spring cleaning. oh, baseboards! how i love thee! how i enjoy washing thee! and windows, i love you too. as i've been mopping, scrubbing, sweeping, dusting, etc., i've been thinking about dinner this week.

last week i did pretty darn good with the meal plan. i got my feelings hurt on tuesday because i went out of my way to make corned beef and cabbage for st. patrick's day, but then no one wanted to eat what i had made. and even if you don't like corned beef and cabbage, my family does. they just chose not to eat that day. i felt bad, but hey, whatever. the philly pockets were a HUGE hit (i will post the recipe, because i did change it a little bit...and it was super yummy.) the baked ziti was also a crushing home run. i will never make lasagna again. the ziti was easier AND i used whole wheat pasta, so it was kinda healthy. HA HA.

this week, i'm really struggling with what i should make. i know i have to come up with SOMETHING, because it really does make the week easier. however, i just don't know what to try. so this week's plan is probably going to be lame.

monday: reuben sandwiches (my kids won't eat these, i am sure. so they'll have to have cereal or something...)

tuesday: grilled cheese and campbell's tomato soup

wednesday: sweet and sour meatballs with rice

thursday: frozen pizza (paul is cooking. he doesn't know yet.)

friday: mixed green salad with citrus balsamic dressing, feta, almonds and craisins (i'll post my recipe on friday)

next week i hope i have some better ideas. i need to go grocery shopping, so a good meal plan will help me with that, too. do you have a meal plan? i'd love to see yours so i can steal your ideas.


Connie Weiss said...

I made Rueben Sandwiches a few weeks ago and we both really enjoyed them.

So glad that you liked the Pockets and the Ziti! I agree Lasagna will not be made in my house ever again!

Stacey Irwin said...

Don't you HATE when you go out of your way to make a fun or Interesting dinner. OR Hey just dinner and NO ONE eats it? I feel your pain.
I have no idea what Rueben sandwhich really is. ( yes I've heard of em.. but what is it really.)

I'll have to try that Ziti bake.. sounds good.