I usually plan my weekly menu on Friday night or Saturday morning so that I can get groceries sometime on Saturday. I’m trying to cook mostly vegetarian nights during the week and have meat only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It’s healthier, and for the most part just as tasty, plus there’s the money saving factor! So here’s the plan:
Saturday: Chick-fil-a copycat nugget recipe (aka bigoted chicken), french fries, and salads.
Sunday: Cheeseburgers, mashed potatoes and green beans
Monday: Pita pockets with tuna salad and spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, red onion and feta cheese
Tuesday: Pop – Up With Primavera Sauce and Parmesan Cheese. This is such an easy and customizable dinner. I will make the primavera sauce, basing it off of this one by Giada. Then take a can of biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters, place them into a casserole dish and then pour the sauce over the biscuits. Top it with parmesan cheese and bake about 25 minutes or so.
Wednesday: Tortellini pasta salad (cold) w/olives, red pepper, cucumber, feta cheese (Don’t buy fat free feta. It’s nasty – I did once on accident and that is one mistake I will never make again. Bleh!)
Thursday: Steak salads w/spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, croutons (steak, broccoli, olives, peppercini on the Mr.’s and hard boiled eggs, fruit of some sort, and goat cheese for mine [note: must get more goat cheese!])
Friday: Philly Cheese Sloppy Joes with a veggie or salad. This keeps getting bumped from the list. Maybe this week it will actually happen.
All this thinking about food has made me hungry — must find a snack before the first NFL game of the year starts!