Have I mentioned I'm a crazy menu lady before? Seriously. It's not that I'm organized, I just have a bit of OCD. I plan our menu out at a month at a time, and cook at least 5-6 nights a week. It sounds insane, but it's easier for me this way. When I make my menu, I pull ALL my cookbooks out, ALL the recipes I've saved in my email that I want to try, ALL the stuff on Pinterest I want to try.. you get the idea. With all the crap I'm pulling out to make the menu, it kind of seems stupid NOT to do more than a week when I sit down to do it. And a bonus? I don't have to do it for another whole month ;)
See? Crazy. The faces are the boys "rating" dinner. Kid really liked tonight's dinner..
Anywho.. here's our menu for this week!
Tonight: Zesty BBQ roasted chicken and potatoes with broccoli (7 points) NEW
Monday: Chicken spaghetti and salad (it used to be 7 before the new points plus)
Tuesday: Chicken stuffing bake and carrots (6 points)
Wednesday: Pecan crusted chicken (5 points), garlic potatoes, and green beans
Thursday: Loaded potato soup (will have to refigure the points on this one, but it's 4-5 I think)
Friday: Chicken enchiladas (4 points) NEW
Saturday: Poppy-seed chicken with broccoli and cauliflower
The poppy-seed chicken isn't technically new, but I've never made it. It's one of my great grandmother's recipes I found while making the family cookbooks at Christmas. It looks like it's going to be a bit high in points, so I'm saving it for Saturday. I don't use any weekly points until Saturday so I can make the higher point meals the boys love without going over for the week. I didn't even dip into them this weekend when we had bbq chicken pizzas.
It's all about planning ahead!