I have been very lax with menu planning. When Greg and I were on the liquid diet part of our journey ~ menu planning seemed kind of senseless. But now that we are eating ~ albeit low carb ~ its time to get organized....
Here goes ~ I am not putting it down by day since I rarely stick to the days plan
Dinners for the next week are
Pork Chops, sweet potatoes*, green beans
*Pizza made on low carb tortillas
Hot Dogs & Chili (no beans chili)
Baked Hamburgers w/alfredo sauce gravy, peas
Ham, mashed cauliflower, broccoli
Oven chicken Strips, salad or cooked broccoli
Bacon Burger (made with venison~yum!), vegies
This gets us to Friday night next week!
We usually measure the vegies, but have gotten really good at eyeballing the appropriate portions. I usually fix enough for leftovers so Greg has lunch the next day.
*We can share a sweet potato & I made our own "cinnamon sugar" using cinnamon & splenda ~ that with butter on a sweet potato is a great treat!
*To make the pizzas on tortillas ~ I put the tortillas on a baking sheet & put them in the oven heated to 350. They probably stay for 8-10 minutes. Then I removed them add all the toppings and bake till the cheese is nice and melty. Toppings are whatever we have on hand ~ bell peppers, onions, pepperoni, ground beef, etc.
By making a plan ~ I can buy what we need for the week and hopefully not have to run to the store. I will have to add breakfast & lunch stuff for the kids, drinks, snacks & our Atkins Bars/shakes ~ that we love.
Happy Organizing in 2014!