Monday, February 23, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

I have never participated in a Meal Plan Monday before. I have planned out menus before but it fell by the wayside last year when I was pregnant and then after my new one was born. This is my first week back on it. The goal is to avoid the fast food joints by having this plan and let eating out be a rare treat.

Monday: Spagehtti, homemade bread, salad, minister's delight

Tuesday: Beans and rice, sauted green beans, applesauce

Wednesday: Porkchop and potato casserole, homemade bread, salad, peaches

Thursday: Fried Chicken, mashed potato, sauted green beans, cookies (homemade)

Friday: Turkey sloppy joes, corn, cookies (homemade)

Saturday: Tacos, refried beans, finger veges, applesauce

Sunday: Homemade challah bread, cheese soup, pudding

If you notice: I put a dessert with each meal. I'm trying to cut out unhealthy snacking during the day and after dinner. By having a sweet option (including but not limited to fruit) it pleases the sweet tooth but eliminates snack binges of sugar and salt.

Minister's Delight:

1 can (21oz) fruit filling

1 packaged yellow/white cake mix

1/2 cup butter (melted)

1/3 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Put fruit filling in slow cooker, combine cake mix and butter, sprinkle over filling, sprinkle on nuts, cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. (Serve in bowls.)

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