What’s For Dinner This Week…

by Kelsey Norwood

in Food

vanilla joy cookbooks

I plan our meals for the coming week on Sunday night. Sometimes I cart an armful of cookbooks up to my bedroom and do it in bed. It’s a task I enjoy and one that always leaves my mouth watering and my stomach wanting. Not the best bedtime activity I suppose…

Most of my recipes come from one of my 5 America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks. The others come from miscellaneous cookbooks, All Recipes, Pioneer Woman, my cooking club/book club, and some other random blogs.

I love new recipes, and I wrote about my recipe organization ideas a few weeks ago.

Anyway, I plan out a week at a time on Sunday evenings and do my week’s worth of grocery shopping on Monday morning.

I’ve started a master list of meal ideas that are always winners, which sometimes makes coming up with ideas easier, but I really like to try new recipes, so I usually do one or two each week. In an ambitious week…

I don’t always plan all the side dishes/veggies, So here’s what’s on the menu for main dishes this week:

How do you plan your menu???


1 Amanda N March 22, 2011 at 10:42 am

I usually plan on Saturday mornings and we go shopping on Saturday afternoons. I plan for two weeks out and let the kids choose 1 day that they can plan what we eat. I also love to do the slowcooker meals. easy.easy.easy.

2 Missy March 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Our family has been getting Bountiful Baskets (equal amounts of fruits and veggies for a fairly low price) and I typically plan around that.
Last time I got two bunches of asparagus which we’re using tonight to make chicken/asparagus pasta with peppers and mushrooms.

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