Monday, July 20, 2009

Menu Plans for the Week

It's seems like a long time since I've planned a menu! It sure was a nice break having my mom cook for me again! But it's nice to be home and planning meals for my own family too.

For this month, while I'm doing the All You Magazine challenge, I'll just be planning menus a week at a time (instead of my usual two weeks). I actually like it this way better; I find it less overwhelming to plan for just one week.

Our menu this week will involve a lot of salads, using our prolific crop of fresh cucumbers and radishes from our garden. Besides a regular garden salad, I need to find a recipe for a specifically cucumber salad to use up our massive cucumbers. I'll also be making pesto with our own fresh basil!
cereal, yogurt, waffles, carrot muffins

cold cuts, cheese and crackers, pbj, hummus & veggies

Mon - Homemade sausage and pepperoni pizza, fresh veggies w. ranch dressing
Tues - Ham and eggs, waffles (using up eggs that need to be cooked)
Wed - Chicken pesto pasta, salad, homemade french bread
Thurs - Chili baked potatoes, salad
Fri - Black bean wraps, fruit salad
Sat - Hamburgers, frozen fries, corn
Sun - Grilled tilapia, cucumber salad, grilled potatoes


  1. Ideas for your cucumbers Goes great in sandwiches, on burgers too. If you like greek food this is an awesome recipe.

  2. I love tzatziki as well! I also like to do a simple sweet vinaigrette (sugar, water, good vinegar, salt, pepper) with thinly sliced cucumbers and white onions. Put in a jar with lid, shake and keep in frig. So good with lots of veggies, etc. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The NYT Minimalist posted a list of 101 Simple Salads for the Season. Garden veggie ideas - including ~11 cucumber recipes - abound! :)

  4. Chicken pesto pasta sounds delicious...yum


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