Thursday, February 7, 2008

Menu 2/7-2/18

Yes, you read that right. I am going to attempt to shop for an entire week and a half. We'll see how that goes!

I am going grocery shopping tonight, so I want to cook simply. I also have to cook the salmon that I intended to cook last night, since it's ready to eat NOW.

Thursday: Wasabi Salmon with Crabby Potatoes and Edamame (no recipe...I make this up as I go along.)
Friday: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas with salad on the side (and Cilantro Pepita Caesar dressing!)
Saturday: I'll be wine-tasting all day, so I need something easy. In fact, I MAY not cook that night, so I need something super easy or something that isn't too perishable to save for next week. Ravioli in Balsamic Brown Butter with a salad
Sunday: Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Chicken
Monday: Gym night...need a lighter meal: Tilapia Francaise with steamed broccoli and Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries with Horseradish Sauce
Tuesday: Veggie Lasagna with French bread (I'll try to healthy it up a LITTLE bit)
Wednesday: Gym night again...need another lighter meal: Pan-Seared Scallops on Linguine with Tomato-Cream Sauce with French bread
Thursday: Valentine's Day - going out for dinner!
Friday: Garlic Cheddar Chicken with baked or mashed potatoes and peas
Saturday: Having a party...we will be BBQing burgers, sausages, Boca burgers, and I will serve finger foods and I think I'm going to make Buffalo Chicken Dip to serve with carrots and celery
Sunday: Cheesy Baked Mushroom Tortellini with salad and bread
Monday: Gym night again, need a lighter meal! Lemon Parmesan Risotto with Shrimp served with a side salad

Also this week, I am planning to make cupcakes (recipe is mine for now!) and Mix-and-Match Applesauce Granola. I am going to try making the granola with a vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract and see how that turns out.

Now, the challenge is that I need to keep my grocery trip within a budget. So, if I notice things getting a little too pricey, I have to slow down. I color-coded my shopping list by meal, so I know which ingredient goes to which meal. That way, I can skip the items that are for the meals I plan to make at the end of my list. I'll give you an update tomorrow on how I do!

1 comment:

Lemon Tartlet said...

Your menu looks really nice! That's what I'm doing today, grocery shopping is on Fridays (trying to change it to Thursdays) and all the meals are planned for the week. That's the goal anyway.