November 12, 2011

Saturday List

What are you eating for dinner this week?

Mmm, I wish this was on our menu! Delicious cheeses from the farm of some friends.
I menu-plan our dinners week-by-week to help keep us within our food budget. Here's what we're having this week:

Sunday: Burgers (Ryan's favorite! -- and I love that are hardly any dishes to wash afterwards)

Monday: Pasta with Chicken Alfredo sauce, and carrots prepared somehow or other (roasted? steamed?)

Tuesday: Black beans, taco-seasoned burger, and rice with salsa, sour cream and maybe avocado

Wednesday: Thai Red Chicken Curry (found on Noble's food board on pinterest :))

Thursday: Crispy Sweet Potato Fries, with some sour cream dip if I find a recipe I like. Every other Thursday we go hang out with some of our friends for a book study, and we all bring a finger food to share. So we will eat more than just sweet potato fries, but that's what I'm bringing. ;)

Friday: Meatballs & Gravy, my mom's oven-roasted potatoes (the secret ingredient is onion soup mix!), and broiled zucchini with butter, garlic and parmesan on top.

If you do a menu plan, I'd love to hear what you're having in the comments! I'm always on the hunt for awesome dinner ideas. And if you don't menu plan, do you have favorite dinners that you fall back on a lot?


  1. I do menu plan (and I love it) but i usually am much too disorganized to start thinking about it till Sunday. :-) When I figure out what we're eating I'll comment again. :-P

    That curry is *delish*, btw. :-)

  2. Okay, so! This is what we're eating this week:
    Mon - Homemade pizza
    Tues - Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas
    ( )
    Wed - Beans and Rice w/sausage
    Thurs - Chicken Teriyaki
    ( ) only I'm not using canola oil...
    Fri - BBQ Beef Pasta

    And we do eat veggies I just get a bunch at the beginning of the week and cook whatever sounds good at dinner time. :-)

  3. Mmm, sounds good, Noble! Do you go to Jay's for your veggies? I wish we had something like Jay's here -- vegetables are expensive! We've been looking through our receipts and seeing that that is where most of our grocery money ends up!

    Also, what kind of things do you put on your pizza? We kind of got into a rut with mushrooms and onions on one half for me, and just cheese on the other for Ryan (his favorite :)). But I was bored of it...(and I thought maybe Blaze was reacting badly to the cheese, so I cut out pizza for a while. But I'm getting ready to re-introduce it now :)). So I am interested in good ideas for that!

  4. I do go to Jay's for veggies and it is a *huge* money saver for us. I can get about a weeks worth of fruit and veggies for $10 which leaves plenty of room for meat (which makes Noel happy :-D). Does Boise have a farmers market in the spring/summer?

    For pizza we're usually pretty traditional... last week I found fresh mozzarella from Grocery Outlet for a great deal so we had that and pepperoni and black olives. This week though I'm thinking of trying sausage with bell peppers and either gouda or cheddar. :) also! Pinterest has some fantastic looking pizza recipes that have interesting topping choices. Like this one: Only I would leave off the arugula because Noel and I both think that it is just *way* too bitter.

  5. We do have a farmers' market, and it is a great place to get tasty fresh vegetables. Unfortunately, they're not really big into "deals" so sometimes they're even more expensive. Sadness!

    Hm, now I remember why we run into pizza-block, as it were. Ryan is very anti sausage and pepperoni. Phooey. ;) Guess I should check out some of the creative Pinterest options.