Monday, October 5, 2009

Getting Started Menu Plans

For the last three weeks I have been using a weekly meal planner to focus my grocery shopping. I tend to be very impulsive when it comes to purchasing at the grocery store. It is my hope that with better planning that I can save money, reduce waste and save space in the cupboards. Most menu planning guru's are familiar with the website: Today I join the challenge. I usually plan on Fridays but will post on Monday in order to stick with the program. The idea of knowing what's for dinner before I leave for work on Monday is a real impetus for getting started. My kids are always teasing me that I keep trying to get organized but the results are slow. My co-workers see me as very organized...something must be working. I just need to keep in mind the following slogan from the guru herself, Laura "Organizing is a process not a destination".

Here goes:

Saturday: Dinner Out with my honey

Sunday: Crockpot Alphabet Potroast and vegetables

Monday: Crockpot Vegetarian Chilli with rice

Tuesday: Chicken Soup with rolls

Wednesday: Baked Ziti

Thursday: Crockpot Greek Chicken with noodles

Friday: Once a Month Cooking Lemon Chicken


  1. Yay! I love MPM; It's really helped curb my impulse buying and to keep my grocery budget down. I'm still a sucker for a pretty vegetable or miniature food for bento, but its MUCH better than it was.

    Do you have a recipe for the crock pot greek chicken that you can link? Sounds yummy!

  2. I initially got the recipe from the dinner diva at the flylady website. I can't seem to find it now on the site. Sorry

  3. I would love to get my crockpot out of storage. It's finally cooling down in Vegas.
    Looks like your family is going to have some terrific meals this week.
    I love MPM especially since my husband and I lost our jobs. I'm looking for inexpensive and healthy meals for our family of three.
    Well, gotta get back to the laundry and Dr. Laura.