Monday, May 3, 2010

Menu Plan Monday: May 3rd

Can you plan your menu for the week while you are on the road? I am away from home this weekend, and I'm wondering whether it's even worth it to plan a menu. I can't recall what's on the schedule for this week. On the other hand, we will be needing some lean, nutrient-rich meals to make up for the junk food fest we're experiencing on vacation right now.
One advantage is that I have a pretty good idea of what's in the fridge at home: Nothing! Everything is pretty cleared out thanks to my efforts last week to eat up everything we could. The fruit bowl is empty and frankly the pantry is pretty picked over too. The freezer has hardly anything in it but still looks full anyway. Despite eating down, we still have Tilapia Pepper Packets, marinated flank steak, and a larger package Kale White Bean Soup in the freezer. 
  • Monday: Out of Town
  • Tuesday: Out of Town
  • Wednesday: Returning Home at Dinnertime. Do I dare try to cook a meal? Hah! I think we will eat out.
  • Thursday: Salt and Pepper Chicken, baked potatoes, green beans, and salad
  • Friday: Mini Hamburgers (because they are SO GOOD and I need to take a picture to go with the recipe I need to post!), baked beans, broccoli, and salad
  • Saturday: Leftovers
  • Sunday: Mother's Day... isn't someone else supposed to plan this one?
  • Monday: (busy night) Lentil Rice Casserole, asparagus, and salad
Salad Dressing of the Week: I have plenty of Italian Dressing left. Unfortunately this means I have been slacking in the salad eating department. This week I need to make Bone Soup as I planned a few weeks ago, but never got around to yet!

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Leah said...

LOL :) Thats what I thought about Mother's day too!

Miss Mommy said...

First, good job on planning from the road! That means 1) you are even thinking beyond the trip, 2) you brought your computer with you (thinking ahead!), 3) you found internet access (unlike our most recent trip), and 4) you managed to link up to MPM while traveling. So, well done!

And agreed on Mother's Day!