Monday, January 23, 2012

Menu Plan Monday ~ In Reverse ~ January 23

I am participating in Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com, but unlike most of the other participants who plan their menus and post them that week, I'm always a bit behind, and I post my menus a week later. I do this so that I can let you know if I try a new recipe and it's not that great. I don't want to blog about a recipe if it's no good. I cannot emphasize enough how much menu planning has helped me out. I'm spending less at the grocery store, we are eating out less, and eating healthier foods. I'm not as stressed out at dinner time trying to pull something together with whatever ingredients I have on hand. It takes a bit of time on the weekends to create our menu plan, but all week long I'm thankful that I took the time to get organized and make a plan! I look at my calendar for the week while menu-planning and figure out what kind of meal would be best for each day. Busy evenings call for crock pot cookin' while Friday night family nights are a little more relaxed and I can take my time cooking. Participating in MPM has also inspired me to find new recipes for my family, and I hope that when you read this post you can find new recipes for your family as well!

Here's Last Week's Menu ~
Meatloaf, Herb Roasted Potatoes & Green Beans (for my little brother's birthday)
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork BBQ with Garlic Fries
Pizza & Salad
Dill Pot Roast with Wild Rice (HUGE hit!  Sam had 3 helpings of meat)
Spaghetti & Meatsauce (made by Michael's mother)
Slow Cooker Shredded Korean Beef Tacos

6 comments:

momto2monkeys.com said...

Yummy! We love pulled pork. Always a huge kit in our house.

Michelle said...

I love this Dilled Roast recipe...and I'm curious about the garlic fries, since we are garlic freaks over here! Here's what we have planned for the week http://imlivingthegoodlife.blogspot.com/2012/01/menu-plan-monday_22.html

katie and the little things said...

I buy the Kroger brand garlic fries and bake them...they are so yummy!

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

I definitely want to try the Korean Beef Tacos. Thanks for providing a link.
Your menu sounds delicious!

VickyandJen.com said...

Katie ... tell me about the Korean Beef Tacos ... would you make again? I am soooo proud of my tacos last night ... I made Chipotle Pulled Pork last night and it was such a wonderful change from typical chicken and ground beef!

katie and the little things said...

Yes, I would make the Korean Beef Tacos again...they were tasty! And it made plenty, so I'm going to freeze the extra meat for future use!