Sunday, August 30, 2009

Weekly Meal Planning

Anyone who knows me "in real life," especially my husband, will tell you this about me: I am slightly obsessive-compulsive. I make lists for everything, and I like things to be a certain way. One thing I'm very OCD about is my Google Reader. I get stressed out when I have tons of unread items, and I get even more stressed when my starred items category reaches the triple digits -- which, as of last week, it has officially done (and it's your fault. Yes you, out there, posting your delicious recipes and making me click the little star icon!). So this week, a lot of the recipes I'm making are coming from my starred items. I've gotta start cleaning that bad boy out or I just might go insane. That means there's only one measly cookbook recipe this week. The time keeps ticking away and my goal seems further and further out of my reach. (I'm in a weird mood today. Can you tell?)

Monday -- Soup or Salad: Creamy tomato soup, artichoke bread. The tomato soup recipe is our household favorite recipe. Usually we eat it with grilled cheese, but I thought the artichoke bread would be a great alternative. I can't wait to eat this -- yum!

Tuesday -- Pasta: Skillet lasagna, Caesar salad, garlic bread

Wednesday -- Grilling: Our favorite grilled chicken (marinated simply in Italian dressing), corn on the cob, pasta salad with cheddar and grapes (minus the ham listed in the recipe)

Thursday -- Quick and Easy: Buffalo chicken minis, leftover pasta salad

Friday -- Burgers and Fries: Cowboy burgers, steak fries

Saturday -- Regional or International: Baked chicken meatballs with peperonata, more garlic bread

Sunday -- Comfort Food: Crock pot pork roast with potatoes and carrots, Aunt Mary's zucchini casserole, rolls. This is, hands down, my absolute favorite meal ever. And we haven't had it for a while, so I can't wait to eat this one!

Weekend Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese breakfast pizza We had brunch at one of our favorite breakfast places instead.

Baking: We're having a garage sale over the weekend in an attempt to clear out the house and make some room for our new baby boy, so I'll probably be too busy with all of that to bake anything. If I do get a chance to bake, though, I'm dying to make this skillet-baked chocolate chip cookie. How good does that sound?


Megan said...

Your menu week sounds delicious. You'll love the artichoke bread and I bet it will be perfect with your tomato soup! Enjoy!

Debbie said...

Can I come to your house for dinner? It all sounds delicious!