Monday, September 15, 2008

Menu Plan (September 14 - September 20)

This is going to be quick, 'cause it's 930pm here and I am pooped! Miss Emi is not sleeping well at all lately, and the last three nights it has just been easier to move her into our room to finish the night. That seems to settle her down, so she must need something right now. I have a feeling we have more teeth coming in, poor baby. Thank goodness Jeff and I are slackers and the co-sleeper that we keep meaning to take down is still up and attached to our bed. At this point, we've decided to leave it up for awhile. There just isn't room in our queen for all three of us. Especially since the smallest of the three takes up the most room, and covers!

Dinners were odd last week, so I have two hold-overs. I am also going to try my hand at making a pizza that is a fav at our local pizza place. We are going to seriously try to not laze out and call out for pizzas. We tend to do that, mainly as the day gets away from me and Jeff offers to call. Plus the fact that their pizzas are truly amazing, so there isn't much arm twisting from either one of us. But, between the cost of the pizza(s), the (new) delivery and gas charges, tax and tip ... ouch. So that little extravagance is being tossed out the window. Now it's Kiy's Pizza Place, tips required! ;)

So, since I can hear my pillow calling, here is our menu for the week. It's a pretty busy week so not much cooking. Don't forget to check out Organizing Junkie's for more MPM!

  • Sunday: *What I Didn’t Get to Last Week
    • No matter how much I plan or promise myself I won’t laze out and just say, “scrounge night”, it happens. At least once a week. So, I end up with a menu and (usually) ingredients for one meal (sadly, sometimes more than one). So here is my plan to not waste anything and to use up that meal.
    • This week it was Shortcut Lasagna with sautéed zucchini and onions AND Spinach-Artichoke Cheesy Tortellini (one pot meal, will serve an additional vege or even a fruit for Emi, just in case)
    • Tonight we had the Shortcut Lasagna with sautéed zucchini and onions

· Monday: Homemade Pizza Nite (always a hit!): Tiki Tiki Pizza and a green salad (probably the Spinach and Mandarin Orange Salad) {{If this pizza works, I will post the recipe later this week.}}

· Tuesday: Special Lunch at Jeff’s office, not sure what we are doing for dinner

· Wednesday: From *WIDGTLW: Spinach-Artichoke Cheesy Tortellini (one pot meal, will serve an additional vege or even a fruit for Emi, just in case)

· Thursday: Our 15th Anniversary! Not sure what we are doing yet, we have nothing planned but hey, at least we both remembered. Many a year we both forget until days later!

· Friday: Leftover Buffet

· Saturday: Free Nite

    • We tend to need a night of not making dinner for various reasons. I am factoring this in my menu plan each week, but it won’t necessarily always (or often) be on a Saturday.


ahorne said...

Awww.... teething is no fun for anyone... :( hope it calms down quickly!
I'm curious to hear how your pizza comes out!

Barbara said...

Out of town this week so I don't have to plan menus!!! Yay!

Happy Anniversary!!!! Ours is July 5th, so by the time we see fireworks we're both reminded! :)

Gina (Caleeo) said...

Also interested in the pizza, looking forward to hearing the results. Happy Anniversary!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

oooooooooooooh tonight sounds yummy!!