Sunday, January 31, 2010
Menu Plan Monday 2.1.10
January went by quick! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying snow if you have it. We have freezing night temperatures with nothing to show for :(
This month, we are joining Life As Mom and Money Saving Mom for Freezer Cooking Day. The BIG day for me will be this Thursday but I will try to spread it out the whole week to avoid "freezer burn-out". Instead of coming up with different weekly menus, I drafted a generic weekly plan to stay flexible. I'm praying this works so I can get a break from "What are we having for dinner?" queries. Of course I'm linking to OrgJunkie for MPM and I found at least 5 new recipes I want to try already! And since I'm praying this monthly menu planning becomes habit, I'm linking to Mommy's Kitchen as well.
Bagels & Cream Cheese
Tapsilog (Filipino steak, eggs & fried rice)
Granola & Yogurt
Soup & Salad
Pancit (Filipino Lo Mein)
Adobo (Filipino Chicken/Pork Stew)
Fruit & Cheese
Stirfry & Grains
Pressure Cooker Creation
Soup & Salad
Brinner (Breakfast for Dinner)
It's too bad I can't stand leftovers. But that is why I think this will work. Instead of leftovers, we can eat just enough for that meal and have the rest frozen for the following week!
Some meals will be assembled & frozen then cooked the day it's served:
Adobo porkchops & chicken
Cranberry porkchops & chicken
Deborah's Sweet & Sour Chicken
Other meals have to be cooked first then frozen:
The other dishes will be whipped up same day.
I'm motivated to get this done not only to get out of the kitchen the rest of the month but also to save money while cutting down on waste. Do you do once-a-month cooking or have freezer cooking days? Pass along your best tips. I could sure use them!