Sunday, August 8, 2010

Grocery Bag

Ah, meal planning.  Where there is no plan, the people perish! 
(maybe not exactly what was meant in Proverbs 29:18 :)

While I am not new to meal planning, this is my first attempt to share our weekly kitchen aspirations.  
My goal is to share every weekend, in the interests of preparation & shopping for the week ahead.

Trust me, this is more for my benefit than anyone else's.  
Waaaaaay more for my benefit.  

But, I hope that one in a while you see something you like, something that sparks your imagination or something that helps you out of a hungry-tummy-going-to-die-if-I-don't-eat family meltdown.  
Can you tell I have been there?

As you fight the good culinary fight, remember two of my favorite quotes that inspire my time in the kitchen:

"Food is essential to life.  Therefore, make it good."
~S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A

"Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can."
~Arthur Ashe

So, without further ado, (goodness, after all this buildup it better be good, B!) our menu for the week:

Day One
Sloppy Joes (with homemade whole wheat buns) & My New Favorite Carrots 

Day 3

Mongolian Beef Lettuce Wraps, Sichuan Green Beans & Rice
"Date night, eating in"

T's plate....
Mongolian Beef from, formerly Recipezaar
Hot Sichuan Green Beans from Sunset Magazine
My plate....
Same recipes as above, just plated differently :)

Day 4

Baked Vegetable Sandwiches
"Even kids love veggies...sometimes"
Baked Vegetable Sandwiches & photo by SnoWhite at Joy in My Kitchen

Day 5
Marinated Round Steak & Southwest Potato Salad 
"We love our grassfed cow ;)"

Marinated Round Steak recipe from
Southwestern Potato Salad from Fine Cooking Magazine

Looks like its going to be a great week!  Blessings on your kitchen!  This menu was also posted as part of Menu Planning Monday :)


SnoWhite said...

you're making me hungry!! looks like a great week :)

Denise said...

Your menu sounds and definitely looks delicious. I love to see pics of the food in MPM, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

everything looks yummy!