Monday, January 17, 2011

Menu Monday & R &R Weekend!

I have been reading blogs for way longer than I've been writing mine, and it always makes me wonder why I didn't start one sooner. There are many little things that bloggers do and Menu Mondays is one of them. This week I am in a cooking mood, so I am giving you my menu for the week, I plan to TRY to cook every day!

Sunday: Homemade chili (have never eaten chili in my life, I make it for my hubby. For some reason it doesn't appeal to me, not a spice person, I guess?)

Monday: Split Pea Soup

Tuesday: Grilled chicken, brown rice and salad with mom's dressing*

Wednesday: Whole Wheat Penne, Tomato Sauce and Parmesan (quick and easy because I have book club)

Thursday: Hodgepodge Soup (adding ground turkey and using whole wheat macaroni to try something different!)

Friday: Homemade turkey burgers, baked sweet potato fries (anyone have a good recipe for healthy turkey burgers?)

Saturday: I won't plan something now because I don't know what we're doing that night.

*mom's salad dressing: 2 tbsp low sodum Kikoman soy sauce, 1 clove crushed garlic, 2 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle of sesame seeds optional. I could eat buckets of lettuce like this!
This is my first time actually trying to follow a menu plan but I kept it really simple to make sure I actually follow it! I do actually enjoy cooking, there's something really satisfying about taking fresh ingredients and turning them into a meal. Especially this time of year when I crave soups and stews!

This weekend was so nice and relaxing! On Friday I picked up a few books at Chapters (on sale! Love when that happens!) So I spend time this weekend reading, spending time with my husband, spending time with family including my mom.

My mom has been working lots lately so I haven't been able to see her much since I work downtown Monday-Friday. Yesterday we went to a local high school track and walked 6 kilometers (That's 3.75 miles for my American bloggy friends!). Man, are my legs and butt sore today! Then we watched a movie, Annie's Place with Betty White. It was cute, not a mainstream movie but still cute. Betty White is so funny, I just love her!
No matter how much I grow up, I will still never be too old to cuddle up on the couch with my mom and watch movies! Love you Mom! <3

Love this picture!

That's all for today, I will keep you guys updated on how I do with my menu plan!



  1. Just as an idea, my menu week is Saturday-Friday since by Friday I have a better idea of what our weekend plans are.

  2. What books did you get?? I'm always on the lookout for new, great books!

  3. I got the Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen, Hollywood is Like High School with Money by Zoey Dean, Fifteen Minutes of Fame by Lisa Dailey, and Notthing Hell by Rachel Johnson!
    If you like Chick Lit Lindsay go to they have TONS of suggestions.
    Thanks for the suggestion Amanda!