Friday, April 18, 2008

Putting It Out There

So, I'm going to take a step out and publish my meal plan for next week. It is a little scary for me because I don't want you to all think I'm a big loser if I don't follow through. This cooking every night or almost every night thing is starting to take its toll on me. It's not really the cooking part. It's the part where I come straight home from work and go right into the kitchen and begin cooking. Then sit down 45 minutes to an hour later and eat. At that point I am just exhausted. But I am so thankful to have a wonderful husband who will handle the clean up so I can go to bed early. This way I can enjoy my love of cooking and side step my loathing of cleaning up. ;)

My meal plan is only for the weeknights at the moment because we are so busy on the weekends right now. Saturday and Sunday, we end up just grabbing whatever we can find. So, here is what is in store for next week:

Meal Plan
4/21 - 4/25

Monday: Pizza - I am going to try my hand at making a white pizza this time. I'm sure Taylor will have his traditional pepperoni and cheese.

Tuesday: Emeril's Shake 'Em Up Pork Chops and Sauteed Potatoes with Garlic and Shallots

Wednesday: Chicken Parmesan with Angel Hair Pasta

Thursday: I have a women's group meeting at church, so Taylor will be on his own.

Friday: Leftovers from the week

So, only 3 nights of cooking instead of 4 like the previous 2 weeks. I just need a little break. :)


Emiline said...

Oh, I know. It's tough! I wear myself out with this. Don't feel like you HAVE to post-this is one thing I've learned. It's not fun when you feel like that.

I love white pizza. Good luck!

deLa said...

i guess i am the only weird one who loves coming home and going straight to the kitchen. but ever since day light saving, bradley has requested that dinner be at 8. so now its more like 7 that i find my way into the kitchen.

i LOVE chicken parmesan. oddly enough my favorite is ruby tuesdays because they do a penne pasta coated in alfredo sauce and then put a little marinara on top of that followed by the fried chicken. then they cover it in cheese and bake it. ive tried to re-create, and havent found something that compares yet.

Deborah Dowd said...

One of my first blog posts was about how important it is, particularly if you are on a budget, to make a meal plan, but lately I have just been flying by the seast of my pants. I don't know if I am just rebelling because I have so much other structure in my life right now, but not planning does mean you spend more money on food!