Monday, March 26, 2007

Meal Plan Monday

Monday: At Aunt Shan's house for Birthday Party

Tuesday: French Dip Subs*, Green Salad

Wednesday: Mexican Beef and Tortillas

Thursday: Veggie Beef Soup, Bread (bread machine)

Friday: Chef Salad

Saturday: Eat Out for Birthday! Grin.

Sunday: Land of Nod Cinnamon Buns (breakfast), Halibut & Fries and Veggies & Dip (lunch/dinner)

*One of my favorite meal planning techniques is to have a meat that can be made into multiple meals. The best example of this is to use beef roast. I put a chuck roast in the slow cooker and use it hot for French Dip subs and use the broth for Au Jus. The second day I use leftover meat to make a Mexican dish (enchiladas, for example), and the third day all remaining meat and broth makes its way into a delicious soup with canned tomatoes and other veggies. Occasionally I slice it cold and have roast beef sandwiches. My mom lovingly calls this 'the roast that does everything.' (We also have 'the ham that does everything' and 'the chicken that does everything.')


heather said...

This is great! I meal plan as well and it is very helpful to get more ideas. I am looking forward to hearing about the chicken and ham that does everything=)

Heidi said...

Isn't it fun to get new meal ideas? Sometimes I get soooo tired of the same old thing.

My mom buys a rotisserie chicken at Costco and makes soup or other things. I just use the frozen chicken breasts for *everything.* :)

My favorite ham is a spiral ham. I just grab slices cold (mmmmm), but for my family I make ham and cheese potatoes, chef salad, potato soup with ham, pork fried rice, ham sandwiches, and breakfast sandwiches (egg, ham, and cheese on English muffins).