Monday, March 12, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

A new week! And there is a plenty to keep me very very busy throughout this week. My menu is intentionally simple with familiar recipes. The next couple of weeks will be busy and I recognize that if I am going to serve my family warm home cooked meals, they must be simple ones.
Spring Cleaning is on the horizon and for many years I used the same plan. Since moving in the past year and a half (twice) and now living in a new home, I am creating a plan that best meets my current needs. I try (notice the word "try") to deep clean my home twice a year. I will allow myself four weeks to completely move throughout my home. Every cupboard, drawer, closet, and corner is touched. It is more than cleaning. It is tossing, organizing and just plain tackling those hidden spots which have been ignored all winter (or maybe for the past nine months). My first stop is the kitchen. Since I will be busy with other ministry work over the next couple of weeks, I will allow myself two weeks to complete. I go through every cupboard. This is the time to throw out those items which have been unused for the past year, take inventory of spices and seasonings and reorganize my recipes and cookbooks. I will spend only thirty minutes each day "Spring Cleaning".
There is still all the normal housework to be done and I find if I don't tackle it all at once I get more accomplished. Here is my super simple menu for this week:
Monday: Roast Beef & Gravy(Crock pot) potatoes and steamed veggies
Tuesday: Burritos
Wednesday: Chicken packets and salad
Thursday: Spaghetti, salad and garlic bread
Friday: Kid's Night Out!
Saturday: Barbecue Beef Sandwiches
For more great menus go to Organized Junkie


Annie said...

Have a great week.

Heth said...

I love that plan Chris! (the spring cleaning for 30 minutes a day) I might just have to try that! Have a great week!

Susanne said...

Still looks delicious!

I got motivated a couple weeks ago to start spring cleaning. Got all the drawers in the kitchen done and then the back stuff happened. Sigh. Now I gotta get myself all motivated again. Thirty minutes a day sounds doable!

jennyr said...

sounds yummy! the kids got to pick where to eat on their night out i bet!?

thanks for sharing?

Unknown said...

You definitely will not be alone in Spring Cleaning. I've noticed several ladies commenting on their cleaning projects.
We're moving so I've been sorting and cleaning.
What are Chicken Packs?

Kim said...

Sounds great! I have been working on some cleaning myself...mainly organizational type things.