menu planning: what's for dinner

For the past few months now the only way I've been able to get back to cooking is by planning out our meals each weekend for the week ahead.  I try to avoid the grocery stores on the weekends so Monday is my usual day to go shopping unless of course we're near Wegmans and then I go on the weekend.  Don't even get me started on how much I love that store, their prices, selection, and quality.

This week our meals will be the following.  All from this here blog and mostly quick to assemble, or possible to assemble mid day during nap time!

Monday: Last night we had the Bolognese Ragu.  I doubled the recipe and plan on freezing half of it for when we need a quick pasta sauce.

Tuesday: Tonight I'll be making another Simple Roasted Chicken.  This recipe is tried and true and seriously delicious.  I'll roast or steam up some red skin potatoes and have some green beans as well.  Simple.

Wednesday: Time for an old throwback- Tuna Noodle Casserole.  I haven't made this in awhile but with tuna and whole milk on hand it's time to bring it back.

Thursday: A variation of this Gruyere Fritata.  Because breakfast for dinner is always a good idea.

Friday: Potentially poaching some salmon in white wine and capers.  Serving it along with some rice and broccoli.

See- this is real life- not always fancy but hopefully always tasty.

What are you cooking up this week?


  1. Um, my menu does not look anything like that. Ever. :)

  2. oh believe me, there are nights I don't want to cook but I don't like takeout or pizza that much, nor do I want to pay for it, so cooking it is!

  3. Love that Merritt commented! Yea! And ditto to her. My menu is more like slow cooker, breakfast for dinner, leftovers, and sandwiches. You are a gourmet mom. No take out here either... but I do LOVE meal-planning. It keeps me sane.

  4. ok so what are your slow cooker go-to's? I need to cook more from it during the summer as our oven heats up the whole downstairs!

  5. I'm totally on the same menu-planning stage as Kara. Slow cooker. Breakfast. Salad. That's it.

    I have some crock pot recipes I can give you. But I gotta go feed Whit. :) Remind me at Babes and I can email some.