Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Weekly Meal Plan

Someone has given me a book that is called “make your own cookbook” where I get to write out my favorite recipes in each category!! I have always had the desire to write out recipes for my kids, that someday they will cherish mom’s recipes in her own handwriting as I cherish recipes from my mam mam.

This inspired me to also write out my weekly meal plans and use this as a tool to track what we like vs. what didn’t work based on how many times we make the same recipes!!

So here goes, each week I will post my weekly meal plan. I don’t pick meals for each day, just 8-9 meals that I have all the ingredients on hand to make and daily I chose what to make from that list. If I happen to have meals left at the end of the week I flip them over to the next week. We always have “mustgoes” that is, everything in the fridge that “must” GO. I will allow the kids to pick what they want, or they can have a bowl of cereal and then I package and give meals to people in the neighborhood or at church!! I’ve been doing this for years, and now I will have a permanent record on my blog!! I have WW points for the majority of my meals and all of my recipes are made with the light alternative (low fat sour cream vs. reg sour cream) and most came from the Healthy Cooking magazines and cookbooks thru the years that I have tweaked.

*Chicken parmesan over angel hair pasta/salad

* Healthy tuna noodle casserole/ peas & Carrots

* Dijon crusted Tilapia/ cooked noodles or seasoned rice/ veggie
(my favorite meal)

*Swiss Chicken/cranberry/ veggies

*Homemade chicken breast sandwiches/ homemade baked French fries/ salad

* Tortellini chicken soup

* Spaghetti with mini meatballs/garlic bread/ steamed broccoli

* Homemade French Onion Soup in crocks

* Pasta Fagioli