Monday, September 26, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 9.26.11

I am back with Menu Plan Monday!  I have been MIA for the past week or so because my living room has been full of decorating projects. It was my main focus after dinner every night to finish up the many projects I had going and get everything hung on our walls. I will post pictures later this week of our decorated home so you can see what I have been busy with the last two weeks.

I am participating in a challenge hosted by Keeper of the Home.  This is the first official week of the Plan It-Don't Panic Challenge.  This is a six week challenge to start menu planning (if you are not already) and to hold others accountable to planning  and following through on weekly menus and.  I already plan our menus on a weekly basis, but that does not mean I am perfect at following through on my planned menus!  I am always amazed at the people that can actually get away with not planning a menu and can get dinner on the table.  If I did not plan we would eat out way to much!

I am participating in this challenge because I struggle with breakfast, lunch, and snack plans.  I have become much more aware of what and how much I eat since working with my personal trainer.  She has me keep a food journal and reviews it every once in awhile.  My problem areas consist of not eating breakfast, not eating enough protein, and not eating enough food overall throughout the day.  I am really trying to work on these areas and hope this challenge will keep me accountable to these struggles.  

Do you menu plan? Would you like to menu plan? If you want to be challenged I recommend you join in on this 6 week challenge. For more information on Plan It-Don't Panic, read about here

Here is my menu for the week. I put it in a format that you can print if you are interested. 

Menu Sept. 26

To print menu click here.

Recipe Links from my menu: 
Home Made Mac & Cheese
Chicken Taco Bowls
Homemade Sloppy Joes

I am currently working on an inventory for my freezer, spice cabinet, and pantry.  I will be discussing these further in the weeks ahead.  Do you know what is in your pantry and freezer?  Do you have an inventory for your pantry or freezer?  Are you interested in learning how I am doing this, the benefits of having an inventory, and how to keep it organized? If so, stay tuned in the coming weeks for information!

I am also working on one of the baby steps on our real food journey--using dried beans instead of canned beans.  I'm excited to share with you more details on this and much more! 

For more menu ideas check out the links for the Plan It-Don't Panic Challenge

I am also linking up to I'm an Organizing Junkie Menu Plan Monday. This is another great place to find menu ideas. 

Til' next time,


  1. I am pleasantly surprised to find another person planning out snack time like we do. I also have an issue with not eating enough in the morning (though I feed my daughter) then at 10:00 at night my husbands laughing at me because I am starving. I blame too many years of working retail and having a funky schedule.

  2. Great blog! I'm a new follower coming from the Soleil Selene link up! Nice to meet you!

  3. official follower now, hndrea. duh, i'm so silly. how are you? WE MISS YOU. it's not fair. love u.

  4. Love your blog!! I try to talk about healthy living on my blog as well. I really want to inspire at least one person out there!
    New follower from Soleil Selene link up! :)

  5. New follower from Soleil Selene :) Yes! I have to meal plan or I get discombobulated! Not too mention I'll spend too much at the store if I don't.

  6. love this!

    new follower from soleil selene :) nice to meet you!


  7. you are so organized girl! following you from soleil selene! looking forward to getting to know you!


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