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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Starting today, whenever I can, I will post my dinner menu for the week. There are quite a few bloggers who do this and you can look at their menus by clicking on the "Menu Plan Monday" graphic above.

Now, here's a little additional info for you about weekly menu calenders:

Since I started using Vista for Windows so many of my old applications just do not work. One of those was a calender that was handy for planning my weekly menus. For the past several days I've been searching for something similar without the results I want.

On the left you can see what my old menu calender looked like. You can't really make out the menus, but they are high-lighted in pink for each day. I really liked the fact that there was room to write notes for each meal.

Well, the calender programs I have now will not let me include the entire menu on the page. It gets cut off. It's an application that is meant to be used on the computer. You click on the text and it opens to the full explanation, etc.

However, in my quest I found an online calender program that I think I might really like. Click here to check it out. The basic calender is free which is just what I was looking for. It's easy to create and print. Below is the first calender I printed for next week's menu:

During the week, I keep the menu posted on the frig and then move it to a binder with all my past menus when the week is over. As you can see, it has plenty of room for notes or a To-Do list for the day. And what I especially like is the larger font. It's easy to read. This is what I'll do now for my menu plan and notes.

Anyway, here is what we are eating this week for dinner:
Sunday: Beef Vegetable Soup, Spinach Salad (pecans, dried cranberries, red onion and Feta cheese) with Smokey Poppy Seed Dressing

Monday: Classic Chicken Divan, Brown Rice with Peas and Parsley, Steamed and Buttered Yellow Squash

Tuesday: Pinto Beans, Chili Rellenos, Jicama and Cilantro Slaw

Wednesday: Stuffed Bell Peppers, Brown Rice Fetuccini with Marinara Sauce (left from cooked bell peppers), Mixed Green Salad with Easy Poppy Seed Dressing

Thursday: Greek Lamb Stew with Spinach and Artichokes, Fresh Fruit, Cool and Creamy Pea Salad

Friday: Country Style Pork Ribs, Winter Squash with Pecans and Blue Cheese, Mixed Green Salad

Saturday: Curried Chicken Salad, Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup (from Trader Joe's), Fruit, Crusty Sprouted Bread
Have a great week in the kitchen!


  1. Great Menu ideas. I use a printable calendar free from I am not sure if you have checked them out, but I really love the home notebook pages. Good luck with the Menu Plan Monday. Have a great week.

  2. So many yummy recipes. Thanks for sharing links.

    Welcome to Menu Plan Monday.

    I use a magnetic weekly pad on my fridge and use my blog as an ongoing record.

    Have a great week.


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