Monday, June 28, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

I have a dry erase calendar on my fridge that I write my meal plan on. The dry erase makes it so easy to switch around days if plans change. This also lets me write the whole month if I feel like it. Which I've been doing, so I don't know why I keep forgetting to post. Today Organizing Junkie has a giveaway, so I am definitely linking up! Go on over to check out some other recipe ideas and post your own to get a chance to win.
Last Saturday was Gus' 1st birthday. We are having his party this Saturday, so my dad will be visiting from VA. Kyle got a promotion so he is now on days instead of swing (let me say--this really is a tough transition). For the first time in our marriage this means he is home at normal dinner time so we can go out to dinner at a normal time and not rush home for work. SO...maybe we'll eat this stuff or just maybe we'll go out to eat with my dad! But this is my intentionof what we'll eat while my dad is here.
  1. Ham and Asparagus Lasagna (this will be the third time this month--YUM)
  2. Stir Fry--I bought a bag of fresh veggie mix to stir fry and I'll use brown rice. I used to just use soy sauce to top but in the Food Network Magazine I found a sauce recipe and we've used it several times now. 3/4 cup chicken broth, 1 Tablespoon corn starch, 2 Tablespoons each of soy sauce, rice vinegar and Chinese rice wine, 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 Tablespoon sugar, 2 teaspoons+ of Asian chili sauce (I have a sweet chili sauce I use so I use about 2 tablespoons). YUM!!
  3. Fajitas-Carne Asada from Costco already marinaded, with onion and peppers and mexi rice.
  4. Grilled Pork Chops in Stubbs marinade, broccoli, mashed red potatoes
  5. Hamburgers (I use lipton onion soup mix sometimes or cumin and salsa mixed with the ground beef--the smallest fat content I can find so they don't shrink), Quinoa Salad, Baked Beans, cow cake for Gus' party.
  6. 2 days for eating out or leftovers.
Don't forget to check out OrgJunkie at the link above for some other ideas and to enter win the giveaway.

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