Monday, November 10, 2008

Meal Planning

Not actually Chorus.

I did it, I did it, I DID IT! I planned our dinners for the WHOLE WEEK yesterday, and then we went to the grocery store and bought all the groceries for all the meals I've planned. If that doesn't seem like a big deal, trust me, it's a big deal for us. This week will mark the first time EVER that we've actually planned a week's worth of food and then followed-through with it.

So here's what's on the menu, starting with last night:

Sunday: Orange Cumin Chicken, white rice and steamed carrots.
Monday: Chili (WH is making this for the crock-pot right now!) I'll go home and make some muffins to go with it.
Tuesday: Chicken Quesadillas with green salad
Wednesday: Marinated Pork Tenderloin with baby potatoes and broccoli
Thursday: Penne with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Friday: White Fish (probably halibut) with potatoes and veggies, all done in a tin foil pocket in the oven!

The only thing I have left to buy for the week is the fish, which I'll buy fresh from FredtheButcher on my way home from work on Friday. I'll provide a recipe or two tomorrow for Trader Tuesday!

In other news, the first concert of the year for Chamber Choir went very, very well. This concert was a joint project with one of our local youth choirs, so we had a huge audience and they were very responsive. The choir sounded great!!!


Chunklets said...

I'm glad to hear that the concert went well! Was this the one where you were doing the Echo Song?

Julie said...

I'm crockpot cooking today, too -- beef stew. Now that Sid is home, I'm having to plan a little more carefully. Many nights when he was gone, we just had cereal for dinner. The kids didn't mind and I didn't feel like cooking for one. I want the fish in the pocket recipe, please! :)

Mandy said...

ok, seriously .. that is a lot of food .. do have leftovers or do you just make enough for one meal?!?!?!?

and I am glad the concert went well ... :)

Chorus said...

Mandy, we usually only make enough for one meal, or enough to make lunches for the next day. :)

Jan said...

I am so impressed with your planning. I am always "thinking" of doing this, but no action comes of it. . . .

Mary Beth said...

Can't wait for those recipes. I'm flat out of ideas for cooking, and I just keep feeding my spouse scrambled eggs.

He can make something else if he doesn't like it - it's not that - but I feel like a slug. When I am menu-planning and shopping, I like it much better!

Inspire me, please!

Stealthy Dachshund said...

Liar, that is so you in the picture.