Menu Plan Monday, 11/3 – 11/9

November 2, 2008

This past week my goal was to lighten my dish-washing burden for a bit, and that led to another bonus I didn’t expect: I only went to the supermarket once, since I was using a lot of food from my freezer and farm share. I really enjoyed not having those almost daily quick trips in my schedule. Even though I plan my meals a week in advance, I wind up popping into the supermarket near G.’s school all the time to grab an item or two. I don’t really mind it, except that it’s just another errand to run in the short time the boys are not with me.

Also this week, my mom and I enjoyed the Vegetarian Navy Bean & Kale Soup, while the Triple Tomato Sauce with Ziti was a hit with J. The Baked Sweet Potato Fries were also yummy, though the boys wouldn’t try them. They may make a nice side for Thanksgiving, though.

We have a lot of planned eating out this week, which I’m looking forward to both for the respite from coming up with a dinner plan, and for the good company I’ll be keeping!

Monday: Roasted chicken, Mashed Potatoes with Kale, carrot sticks

Tuesday: Savory Carrot & Tarragon Tart (I’ll make a crustless version), broccoli rabe in garlic and oil, rolls

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: I’m out to dinner; eggplant parm (using Dominex eggplant cutlets), spaghetti, farm veggies for everyone else

Friday: Dinner out in the city with J.; order in pizza for the boys

Saturday: Nothing! Everyone is someplace else

Sunday: Barley Risotto with Chanterelles (intended to make this months ago but never did), farm share veggies

For more menu planning ideas, check out Laura at Organizing Junkie.

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  • 1. Tammy W  |  November 3, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Looks yummy! I’ll have to look for those eggplant cutlets!

  • 2. Wonderwoman  |  November 4, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    How did the carrot tart turn out without the crust? I’m just curious…seems like it might be a good side dish. Thanks!

    I didn’t get to it last night! Hoping to make it this evening, but if not I’ll try it another time. I expect it will be like a fritatta without the crust. — Dara

  • 3. list mama  |  November 5, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    They say that every time you go to the store, a person spends an average of $10 more than they had intended to (impulse items usually). That is the reason I try to limit my trips to the store. I go once every 2 weeks for BIG shopping and once in the middle of that for bread, milk, eggs, and fruit. It really helps me spend less.



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