Sunday, May 3, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I fell off the menu wagon a few weeks ago but I'm back on it as of today. Life sure is a whole lot easier if I take the time to come up with a menu, make a grocery list and then go shop. There's something about having all the ingredients on hand and knowing what I'm going to cook when I get home that I find a lot of comfort in.

May is a very busy month for us due to it being the last month of school, plenty of high school and college graduations plus their parties to attend, and swim team starts the last week. I've got lots of extra activities and meetings on the calendar so I'm not sure how much time I'll have to commit to this here blog. When life gets busy and something has to give, it's usually the blog that lands at the bottom of the list.

Rather than posting my menu for one week, I'm going to provide a list of the meals that I have ingredients on hand for.

Polenta with smoked sausage and roasted peppers;

Rice & Bean Tostadas;

Taco Salad;

MooShu Style Pork, Rice, Cream Cheese Wontons;

Spicy Baked Tilapia and Oven Fries;

Asian Style Noodles with Chicken and vegetables (thin style spaghetti cooked with julienned veggies and I'll add cooked chicken to it. The sauce will be made with peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic and asian style chili sauce.);

Pork Taco Wraps;

Salmon Cucumber Sandwiches;

Grilled Burgers with the works;

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus on Pitas, Fresh Veggies;

Parmesan Baked Chicken, Spinach & Strawberry Salad

Every Monday you can find hundreds of menu ideas at Organizing Junkie.


Jenny said...

Oh, girl! I know exactly what you mean about May. I'm trying to take it one day at a time! We did get the backyard spruced up yesterday and washed off the screen porch. It's open and ready for some friends. Hopefully we can find an evening to relax out there soon ...recharge for the rest of May.

Niki Jolene said...

It all sound so good, especially the lo mein!



Minnie said...

So glad you started back up again. I was getting used to having all your recipes and great ideas on Monday mornings.

Our May is INSANE, that I can't believe I'm about to say this, I can't wait for the kids to be our os school.

Nancy said...

Nikki ~ that lo mein is delish and it goes together quickly.

Minnie ~ thanks for your kind words. It's comments like yours that keep me motivated.