Monday, January 16, 2012

{Menu Monday} Easy Peasy

John Legend's Macaroni and
Cheese -
In our area of the country, the weather has been SO nice this month! We've had a couple of cooold days, but for the most part, each day has hit 50 at least -- some days even getting to 60! This whole week promises to be beautiful, and I plan to have my kids spend lots of time on their new Christmas present -- the trampoline. :-)

So, what are you cooking this week? I am looooooooving my 5-week menu plan. So far, every evening I've asked my husband, "Would you be happy having this again in  5 weeks?" And so far, his answer has been "yes!" every time. This has seriously made my life much easier. (in comination with the menu-planning wonder that is Say Mmm!!!!!)

Here's what we're eating this week:

Monday - Mac-n-cheese Casserole, Salad (I know this doesn't sound like much of a dinner, but I need to use up some of this stuff in my pantry! Plus, it sounds good to a first-trimester preggo :D )
Tuesday - Mexican Pizza
Wednesday - Whole Grain Waffles, Eggs, Applesauce
Thursday - BBQ Pork, Chips, Salad (My husband has rated this the best BBQ pork he's ever had! And it's SO easy.)
Friday - Pizza, Caesar Salad
Saturday - Baked Salmon, Wild Rice, Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Have you tried a menu rotation? Do you cook around sales or your pantry items? Let me know how you do your menus in the comments!

Linking up at Tip Junkie's Menu Plan Monday


  1. MAN! I can't believe how much easier dinner is these days! There's so little thought involved each day and much less per week than before. I just check to see what I already have and need to use up, how it fits into my 5 week plan and what else I need from the store. I haven't been strict about doing each day's prescribed meal, but try to use one of the ideas from the calendar or an equivalent. I laminated my chart and I just cross things off and date each meal so that I know how to rearrange things next month. Much lower tech than SayMmm, which I still plan to do, btw, but it works for now. Done is better than perfect!

    1. I know!! It really is amazing how much less stressful it is. And we're loving all the menus! Thanks for sharing the idea originally. :-)

  2. Great menu plan! I found your blog through MPM and you girls do such a great job. So many great ideas and it's fun to read. Thank you for that!

  3. It's great to have a menu plan for the week. Mac and cheese sound yummy, my daughter loves it.