Sunday, January 17, 2010

Menu Plan: Cleaning out the fridge!

Last week was the first week I had done a formal menu plan, and it went over very well! Because I knew what I was making, I didn't end up rushing at 5:30 to defrost meat or search through cabinets to see if I had the ingredients necessary for a dish. It has definitely helped me get my life more organized.

This week I'm continuing the Eat from the Pantry Challenge. I especially want to work this week on using up items in my refrigerator door. Sometimes those sauces and condiments sit for weeks, months, and dare I say, years. It's time to use them up! I also have some packages of chicken that have been in the freezer for a few months, and lots of cans of beans and vegetables in the pantry.

So here's what I'm planning to make this week:

Monday - tabbouleh salad with marinated chickpeas and whole-wheat breadsticks

Tuesday - buffalo chicken wings and potato wedges, cut-up veggies and dip

Wednesday - mushroom and cheese pizza on homemade whole wheat pizza crust

Thursday - penne in meat sauce, salad

Friday - chicken in apricot sauce on brown rice, salad

Saturday - whole-wheat pancakes, fruit

Sunday - TBD

Check out Menu Plan Monday for other plans!

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Kris Bryant January 18, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

Oh dear -I know just what you mean about the condiments on the door of the fridge! There are some there that I don't even want to think about how long they've been there. We don't use them often, so it takes forever to finish anything.

(I think I may have brought the jar of yellow mustard with me when I moved into this house . . . in 2000.)

UnfinishedMom January 18, 2010 at 2:48 PM  

Oooo the chicken in apricot sauce sounds yummy. Is this a new recipe for you? Please be sure to let us know how it goes and post a recipe!

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