Sunday, February 22, 2009
Meal Plan Monday & the beginning of Lent
You're probably wondering how these two things can even go together in a post. lol Let me share.......I've been wanting to do this weekly posting of meal plans for quite awhile and I've been just HORRIBLE about planning our weekly meals. This is another one of those things that are so good for you, and you know that's it's good for you, and you know how much easier it makes your life, but you still just don't stick with it! Arugh! I mean, my life is so, so, so much easier when I plan our meals for the week. No stress every day about what to make for dinner that night. No blowing our grocery budget by quick trips to the store every day for less-than-adequate meals (a.k.a. prepackaged meals full of who knows what that are full of salt & preservatives and just not good for ya and cost a bundle!). And worst yet, eating out. That really kills our grocery budget and our wasitelines! So, this kind of ties into my whole get-it-in gear mantra I've been telling myself since January and now that the Easter Season is almost upon us, for me, it ties in Lent. I say this because it is custom for Catholics to "give something up" during Lent. Usually people give up coffee, soda, t.v., etc. You can also give up bad habits, like gossiping or being judgemental. So I'm going to give up my being unorganized and unhealthy and give it up to the Lord and put these parts of my life that are in such desperate need of help and guidance in His hands.
That said. lol Here's my menu for this week. In a different post I will share how I have my recipes and such organized to make planning my weekly menu easy as pie!
Homemade Tomato Soup (this is so good and easy!)
Loaded Baked Potatoes
Pasta w/ Artichoke Sauce
Tuesday- Mardi Gras
Wednesday - Ash Wednesday
Crock-Pot Vegetable Soup
Crock-Pot Ranch Stew with Rice
Fish Fry at local parish
Salmon Loaf with Cucumber Sauce
Steamed Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
I plan on adding some of the recipes listed above, but at a later time!