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I know its Wednesday already but I’ve been slacking on this so I figured I’d post it anyway…

Monday: Chicken Penne a la Vodka

Tuesday: Baked Ziti

Wednesday: Pulled Pork, mashed potatoes, biscuits

Thursday: Breakfast for dinner (sausage and eggs, maybe pancakes)

Friday: English Muffin Pizzas

Saturday: Out to dinner for a friends birthday

Sunday: Easter Dinner – Leg of Lamb, asparagus, mashed potatoes, ect.

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Menu Plan Monday

I’m a little ahead of the game this week!  I actually made two dinners today that I can just pop in the oven this week… meatloaf and stuffed shells.  I’ve never made stuffed shells before but it was pretty easy.   Here’s the plan for the week…

Monday:  Meatloaf, spinach, and mashed potatoes

Tuesday: Chicken Penne a la Vodka and garlic bread

Wednesday: Spinach/Artichoke French Bread Pizza (a recipe in Rachel Ray’s recent mag)

Thursday: Taco Salad

Friday: Stuffed Shells

Saturday: Out to eat…Hubby’s birthday celebration :)!

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Monday:  Chicken Pot Pie

Tuesday: Bow Ties w/ Italian Sausage and Sweet Peppers

Wednesday: Mac n Cheese

Thursday: Penne Pasta with Garlic Croutons and Almonds

Friday: Grilled Cheese and chicken noodle soup

Saturday:  Lamb chops and veggies

Sunday: Dinner at mom’s – Loin of pork?

Some repeats from last weeks list since I didn’t follow it completely.  I did make the insides of the chicken pot pie tonight so we’ll definately be having that tomorow.  I still need to get the recipe for the Pasta with Almonds from my Mom, but she made it for Christmas for my vegetarian cousin and it was SOOOOO delicious, so I’m determined to make it this week :).

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I’m even a bit early.  My first official menu plan of  2009…

Monday: Chicken legs in Lemon Pepper marinade, green beans and a Pasta Side

Tuesday: Italian Sausage Calzone

Wednesday: Pasta w/almonds and garlic croutons, veggies

Thursday: Chicken Salad Club Sandwiches with tomatoes

Friday: Pasta w/Almonds leftovers

Saturday: Chicken Pot Pie

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Ok, so most of the Christmas stuff is down and I even mananged to go through it, pack it all into plastic bins and label each box with what’s inside.  No more piles of cardboard boxes of all different sizes teetering on top of each other.  I even packed the breakable ornaments separately.  All that’s left is the Nativity set and all the Christmas stuff will be away. 

My next project is working on our grocery budget.  I had already planned to try and keep track of all the money we spend on groceries starting on January 1st, but I was very happy to find links to MommySnacks.net  ‘s forms to help track grocery spending.  There’s one to track your total spending and your percentage of savings if you use coupons.  The other lets you track what you spend/save at each store weekly.  Check it out if you’re looking for a pretty simple tracking system that does all the adding for you :). 

Speaking of groceries…$5 Dinners is doing a $25 Kroger’s Give away so stop over and enter to win!   I’ve actually never shopped at Kroger’s before but I’ve heard so much about it that when I saw this contest I decided to see if there was one anywhere near me and it turns out there’s one right in my Aunt and Uncle’s town about 45 minutes away.  We’ll be helping them move out of their house soon so I’ll have to scoot over and check it out when I get there :)!

My other organizing goal is to start doing menu plans again.  I’d been doing them pretty regularly several months ago, but with the holidays and whatnot I’ve gotten away from it.  I think I’ll start that next week…by the time I get to sit down and work on it this week will be almost over anyway LoL!  I’ve got a whole chicken to cook and I think I’m going to try making a chicken pot pie with the leftovers…I’ve never done one before but I just love pot pies so we’ll have to see how that goes.  If anyone has a good recipe let me know :)!

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