Saturday, May 28, 2011
What's Cooking, Menu Planning + A Free Menu Planning Record
I haven't been posting our menus lately but thought I'd get back into the swing of it. I'd love to hear what's on the menu this week at your place!
I'm still practicing out lots of slow cooker recipes in preparation for the time after bubby's arrival when we will eat alot of these kinds of easy meals!
Here's this weeks menu beginning with yesterday (our shopping day and menu planning day). When I menu plan, I keep a record of what we eat from week to week on a Weekly Menu Record sheet. I do this so that I don't forget what we tried out (and worked!) and which combo's worked on which days. Otherwise what used to happen was I'd try a new recipe out, it would work BUT because it was just written down in a recipe book or a magazine, I'd forget that we'd tried it out and that it was good! So when I menu plan now, I write it out on this THIS SHEET HERE and then write down next to the meal, where I can locate the recipe for future reference. For example I'd write down...Pumpkin + Lentil Curry page 113 of my slow cooker book.
Once I've written down the menu on the WEEKLY MENU RECORD SHEET I then write up the weekly menu on our white board. This is so that Brett or I can see the menu easily without having to go through the folder and find a sheet of paper! Nothing like that during rush hour!!! lol
The Weekly Menu Record Sheet then gets filed away into the Recipe Planner Folder for future reference.
I then write out our shopping list straight after I've menu planned so I can go through each recipe and write down what we need for each meal.
All that shared, here's our menu for this week!
Cauliflower herbed cous cous and garlic chicken (not actually using cous cous but uses cauliflower instead. So yummy!)
Shabbat (Saturday) lunch:
Spanish steak with bread rolls
Shabbat (Saturday) dinner:
Pumpkin, Spinach + lentil curry with Risoni and roasted cashews (slow cooker)
Baked penne + kumara spinach lasagne
Ginger Beef Stew (slow cooker)
Herbed Barley Risotto (slow cooker)
Vegie Soup with dumplings on top (maybe I'll do this in the slow cooker or maybe in the big pot will just see on the day!)
Red beans + rice
So what's cooking at your place this week?