Monday, April 19, 2010

This Week for Dinner

Good morning, Monday!

For me, Monday is laundry day. It is tidy-up-after-the-crazy-weekend-day. And, most importantly, it is menu planning day.

Em and I are big believers when it comes to meal planning. We think it makes meals healthier and cheaper, and rids our lives of the 4 p.m. 'what's for dinner?' stress.

We hope our menu plans rid you of your 4 p.m. of stress, too.

This week's menu:

Monday: Calzones (recipe HERE)
(For wheat version, try THIS dough recipe.)

Tuesday: Baked Ziti with Spinach and Tomatoes (Recipe HERE)
(I haven't tried this one yet, but found the recipe from Stephmodo, who recommends adding more pasta than the recipe calls for. Doesn't it sound delish?)

Wednesday: Broccoli soup (recipe HERE, substituting cooked broccoli for spinach)

Thursday: Grilled Fish Tacos (Rachael Ray's recipe HERE)
(I prefer to use corn tortillas rather than flour, and cabbage in place of lettuce.)

Friday: Easy night! Grilled cheese sandwiches and milkshakes with the family (or, have the sitter make the sandwiches and head out on date night with your lovey!)

AND! Need a treat for Family Night or craving a springtime sweet? Make this incredible lime sorbet. I love it almost as much as I love my husband.

Happy Monday!


Ana said...

How great! I have tried often to plan monthly menues and have never stuck to it, maybe doing it weekly will work. Thanks for the ideas!

Steph said...

Bloom saves the day once again! I've long been a fan of menu planning but my menus have totally been stuck in a rut lately. I think I may just be copying you meal-for-meal this week. Thanks!

SJ said...

can you do this every week? need all the help i can get over here.

Melissa said...

What a fabulous menu!

sarah said...

Thanks Anne!

A while ago we discovered our family's favorite milkshake that I think is worth sharing:

Vanilla Ice Cream (or frozen yogurt),
Frozen blueberries,
1 banana,
A scoop of plain yogurt,
and as much fresh spinach as you can pack in the blender.

I know it might sound crazy - but try it! It's creamy, delicious, and has a few nutrients :)