Monday, July 6, 2009

Weekly Meal Planning

I hope all of you had fantastic Fourth of July weekends! Ours was wonderful -- full of family and friends, celebration, and lots and lots of delicious food. And speaking of food...on to the meal plan!

I have to say, I'm seriously loving this whole meal planning thing now that I'm doing it consistently. And now that I'm in the second trimester, not only is my energy starting to come back (thank goodness), but the food aversions and nausea are finally behind me, which makes finding things for dinner much easier.

This week's menu is full of some of our household standards and a few new recipes I've been wanting to try for a long time now. I can't wait to eat all of it!

Monday -- Soup or Salad: Fruity poppy seed salad with chicken, breadsticks

Tuesday -- Pasta: Olive Garden at home! Tuscan garlic chicken pasta, breadsticks, salad with copycat Olive Garden dressing

Wednesday -- Grilling: Grilled bratwursts with sauerkraut, tomato slices, potato chips

Thursday -- Quick and Easy: Breakfast for dinner -- Country French omelets, toast, tomato slices, fresh fruit

Friday -- Burgers and Fries: Waffle House burgers, fries

Saturday -- Regional or International: Soft tacos with all the fixings

Sunday -- Comfort Food: We'll be in Michigan for the day, so if we're not completely stuffed from the cookout we'll be attending at my aunt's house, we'll probably just grab some fast food on the way home. Not quite my definition of comfort food, but a Big Mac will do in a pinch.


Keri said...

I love that you have themes for each night. That would make planning and narrowing down recipes much easier. I can't wait to hear about the Waffle House burgers, too. I'm hungry already!!

Donna-FFW said...

I'll be there tomorrow.

Courtney said...

wow i am so making the olive garden recipe! I love that dressing!