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Stinkin' menu planning

Saturday, December 29, 2012

I hate menu planning. To those of you that enjoy it in some form or fashion, you all are freaks! emoticon
Haha, just kidding. But it's usually not something I enjoy, especially when I have no ideas to get me started. I do enjoy blogging my plans, though, for some odd reason, so that's what I"m doing today.

Here are my plans for the next week, keeping in mind hubby will not be home for at least one dinner, possibly two:

Black bean and sausage soup (hopefully using up the remaining turkey sausage I have in the freezer)
Frittata with spinach and sweet potato
Honey balsamic chicken, with a side of quinoa

All the above are SP recipes, yay!
I'm hoping to get at least two dinners out of the soup, with plenty left to freeze for lunches. I don't know that I could push it to three dinners without being tired of it. So that should last us four nights. Add in the nights hubby will not be eating at home, and New Year's Eve dinner (not sure what to do there....any ideas, anyone?) and that will last us the week. For lunches and snacks, I'm not too sure yet. I know I have tonight's spaghetti left, and several servings of chili in the freezer. Maybe that last can of soup and my leftover rolls? I've been avoiding the can of soup because of all the sodium and processing, but I guess it's better than some of the foods I've been eating lately. emoticon


I've also been thinking about posting pictures of some of the dinners I've been enjoying lately. I think that may add a bit of accountability I think we all look for. Anyone find something like that working for them?

Happy (almost) New Years, sparkfriends!
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ZAHNASGRANDMA 1/6/2013 11:01PM

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MIRAGE727 12/30/2012 10:08AM

    I love accountability and food photos! Sounds yummy!
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STRONG_SARAH 12/30/2012 2:43AM

    I'm more of a 'look in the fridge and see what's there' kind of planner. lol!
I should plan meals though. You've inspired me to try!

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UNIQUELYBETH 12/29/2012 10:15PM

    Your menu for the week sounds delicious! emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 12/29/2012 10:14PM

    I've never enjoyed menu planning either. So, what I did was to record what I ate. Eventually I built up quite a list. For 2013 I will have an entire year of meals planned.

Something that also helped was savingdinner.com I tried her low carb menus for a while and really enjoyed them (especially the shopping list!).

Sounds like you've got a good start emoticon

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