I've been trying to do a lot more menu planning in our house. So far it's been making a difference and it seems I'm reaping a lot of benefits from it. Every weekend, I make a list of the dinner options for the week. Then everyday I choose one which saves me from the dreaded question, "what should I make for dinner?" It also makes going to the market a much more organized and a less expensive affair. I have my list of things I'll need for the week and that's what I get. No more meandering about looking at things and throwing them in the cart and then never eating them once it makes it to my kitchen cabinet. Everything I buy will be used. Another benefit is it helps me in eating a little bit better. When I don't have something planned we usually fall back on ordering a pizza or getting take out from someplace near by. Whatever it happens to be, it's just easy and quick and not necessarily good for me.
We're heading out of town for the 4th of July weekend so my list this week is a little abbreviated but this is what's cookin' at my house for the next few days: Which one should I have tonight?
Orzo w/ spinach and shrimp and a green salad
BBQ pork loin and grilled zucchini from the garden
Teriyaki chicken with stir fry
Fish and grilled veggie tacos
Get your wheels going, tomorrow is the beginning of the month long, Big Girl Big Step Challenge.
A big welcome to our latest walker, DadivaSteet!
Don't be left out, it's not too late too late to join in on all this nonsense. Just shoot me an email or leave a comment and I'll get you on the list.
I have a feeling July is going to be very good month.