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Menu Planning

A few weeks ago, at the long-past suggestion of a menu-planning friend, I finally bought a cheap weekly planner from Barnes and Noble for the express purpose of planning meals. Since it’s arrival, I have planned 3 weeks in a row of dinner,  and it has helped me to expand our menu and diversify the genres we eat each week. I pull my meals from blogs, my own repertoire, and magazines like Cooking Light and Southern Living, which I get with airline miles.

Since the purpose of this blog originally was just to share my weekly menus, I thought I would share this week’s menu!
Monday: Skinny Taste’s (LOVE her recipes!) Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls

Tuesday: Honey Dijon Glazed Salmon with Zuchinni and Herbed Bulgar, pg. 25 in the September 2016 edition of Cooking Light.

Wednesday: I am makong quiche. It’s a great dish for using up miscellaneous  veggies in the fridge. I will use goat cheese and cheddar since I have no ricotta on hand and am not likely to get to the store.

Thursday: Beef and Vegetable Ragout on a bed of cauliflower polenta, from the September issue of Cooking Light  (it came the day I sat down to plan this week’s menu). Pg. 28

Friday: leftovers or pizza

Saturday: Pork Chops and couscous with tomato-caper sauce, Cooking Light, Sept. 2016, pg. 36. I will make a side of green beans.

Sunday we will do grilled chicken and roasted veggies, with rice.

Bonus: for breakfast today we made These yummy zuchinni muffins from Gimme Some Oven. Her muffin recipes are delicious! We added 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips. Very yummy!!




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