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Menu Plan Monday – June 11 edition

Remember how I made a tilapia parmesan a few weeks ago? It was good – and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t eat fish. It was so good that I had two helpings at dinner and then ate the leftovers for lunch. Yum! That one is definitely going into the regular rotation, especially during the summer months.

In other dinner-related news, I’ve recently found frozen prepared meats (roast brisket, beef ribs) that taste amazing and are actually cheaper than buying the same meat raw. Weird… how do they do that? Anyhow, it’s nice to have a few of those in the freezer for days when I don’t feel like actually cooking.

I need to do a huge grocery shop this week – in a few minutes I’ll be going upstairs to inventory my pantry and fridge – so the menu planning will be fast and furious, followed by the customary Making of Lists.

Here’s what’s for dinner this week:

Monday – (Mr. December works late, no dinner for him) Picnic in the park! Falafel sandwiches (will probably pack ingredients separately and assemble when we are ready to eat), fresh fruit (watermelon?), homemade lemonade to drink.

Tuesday – Beef ribs (prepared freezer food!), mashed potatoes, green peas

Wednesday – Tilapia Parmesan (yum!) over whole-wheat linguine

Thursday – Taco night

Friday – Stuffed schnitzel roll-ups, rice, broccoli, challah, Israeli salad, fruit for dessert

Saturday – Coldcut sandwiches

Sunday – BBQ… hot dogs and burgers on (homemade?) buns

Monday – Picnic in the park!

… and that’s it. But readers, I’m curious. How do you organize your shopping list and meal planning? Tell me, do tell…

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2 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday – June 11 edition

  1. Yum! your meals sound great! I want that fish recipe!
    The way I menu plan is by a budget.
    Sat night or Sunday morning I take stock of the food left over. I shop once a week and monthly. So I go on the first when Ariel gets paid to a bulk store and get grains, flour, oats, oil, popcorn ect in bulk. Then I go to no Frills and buy a large two week shop. We only eat meat on Shabbat, usually for one meal and occasionally if possible we have one meat meal during the week (more rare, get it? lol) Then for the remaining two weeks we only get fruit and veggies. I try to have a lentil, bean, pasta, pizza and dark leafy veggie and salad each week. Some people focus on having a balanced meal, this is too stressful for me. I focus on having a balanced week. Much easier.
    So here is our weekly menu. This costs a family of 4 200$
    Sunday homemade pizza with bok choy and olives
    Tues artichoke pasta with snowpeas, asparagus, avocado and cheese
    Wends (meat meal, to make the meat go further I mix with rice) dolmas (grape leaves, brown rice and g. beef)
    Thurs refried beans, guacamole and corn chips with cut up veggies
    Friday lentils and rice (curry)
    Friday night lemon chicken with onions over rice/ large salad/ homemade Challah/ colslaw
    Shabbat day (vegies coming) bok choy and mushroom salad, large green salad, potato salad, bean and rice curry with cheese and tomatoes

    Snacks are strawberries, apples, bananas, rice cakes with apple butter, homemade popcorn, carrots, goat cheese and crackers, spinach cake (shira’s creation where you put flour, spinach, oats and whatever else you like and chocolate chips) and little goldfish

    Lunches are, large salads with feta cheese, tuna fish sandwiches, egg sandwiches and fishsticks and ketchup

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