Monday, November 26, 2007

Weekly Menu Plan


Here is my menu plan for the week. And I also thought I would share a biblical reason for planning ahead....


She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants.

Proverbs 31:15



I have been studying Proverbs 31 and reviewing the virtues or the character qualities of this Godly Woman. There are twenty one qualities listed in this passage of scripture. I have been working on these for over twenty years and I am sure I will be in the next twenty as well. I once read verse fifteen as, "oh yea, I am the one who needs to do all the cooking," but after careful study, I have learned that this verse is about the virtue of discipline and not cooking. Meals and other needs in the home don't just happen. And certainly will not happen well if we do not plan. Planning takes discipline. Truly this Godly woman rose early to take care of the planning for the day for herself and those who would help her. I like to cook but I don't want to spend all my time in the kitchen. Planning and discipline allows me to best use my time and provide food for my family.




The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty,
But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.

Proverbs 21:5




Monday: Tostadas with beans and rice


Tuesday: Harvest Stew


Wednesday: Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwiches


Thursday: Baked Potato Cheese Soup


Friday: Pizza for the kids


For more menu plans go here

12 comments:

Tiany said...

Wonderful post! I couldn't agree with you more!

Great menu too!

Have a very blessed week!

Tiany

Nicole said...

sounds great! I lovvveee grilled ham & cheese! Have a great week.

Michelle said...

What a lovely meal plan!have a great week.

Angie said...

Sounds great! That reminds me that I'll have to make grilled ham & cheese sandwiches sometime!

Rona's Home Page said...

I so agree with your comments.

You have some terrific recipe picks for thsi week''s menu plan.

Natalie said...

Baked potato cheese soup sounds YUMMY!!! :)

Lisa writes... said...

Yum! and you are so right about the importance of discipline and diligence in the care of our home and families. I am certainly "in process," seeking to work out what God is working in me...

Susanne said...

Oh dear, it's the discipline word. But you are so right. It really does boil down to that doesn't it? Great menu. Yum!

Sarah said...

That Prov. 31 verse is one of my favorites in that chapter, and I couldn't agree more - it definitely speaks to me about responsible planning and diligence - and selflessness (being willing to give up those extra minutes of pleasure either sleeping, reading, or whatever) toward family.

We're having baked potato soup this week too! Yum!

Candi said...

Sounds tasty!! We had potato soup last week!

Cyndi said...

Amen! I have been meal planning for years, even if the plan is "open a can of soup" or "phone in an order at Chili's" It's a plan, and it's providing food for my family. :) Great advice, and a *wonderful* menu for the week!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Harvest Stew - yum!