Monday, January 10, 2011

1-9-11 to 1-15-11 Menu Plan

On the Menu this week is the following:

Crock Pot Chicken with Carrots, Celery, Onion & Potatoes
Chicken Parmesan & Salad
Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers & Salad
Burritos (homemade tortillas, crock pot pinto beans, left over chicken)
Tomato, Broccoli, Onion & Chicken linguine with sauce creation, salad & bread
Broccoli & Cheddar Soup (leftovers from a few weeks ago) with salad & bread
Friday will be a mystery meal compliments of my lovely parents (-:

As always, none of these are in order- we just eat what sounds good for the night and use the menu plan as our guide.

I will have a video up this week (maybe Tuesday) on how I roast a chicken and use it the rest of the week.  Organic meat is pricey!!!  But I will show you how I am able to stretch my chicken so that it breaks down to only being 23 cents per person, per meal!  I hear ALL-THE-TIME that people can not afford organic, it's too expensive, etc. but if you use other ingredients & incorporate cheaper proteins (hello, Mr. pinto bean!) you can make it happen!  Part may be that we are not the biggest meat fans (I personally could go without) but the point I am trying to make is that you can afford it... you have to want to do it.  Instead of making life easy and buying that $9.99/lb boneless/skinless chicken breast suck it up and debone it yourself (I will show you how). 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week with lots of yummy meals!  I will have a video up today ( of my large grocery shopping trip last week, and all of the meals on last weeks menu so look out for the first in my series: "Living Organic on a Budget"


  1. I have to tell you that you were a huge influence on my resolution this year. Not only am I shopping organic for my family now, I found an organic produce delivery service and enrolled! I started meal planning and making smarter shopping choices and when we finally get pregnant again, we are DEFINITELY cloth diapering! (Been trying to TTC for two years with a second trimester loss last summer, boo!) Anyhow, I just wanted to thank you for being my inspiration to be a better spouse, and a better mom (in the future)! Happy New Year!

    PS - I cant wait to watch your new series!

  2. Can you do a video on how you make homemade tortillas PLEASE! Love the new blog and LOVE your videos!

    -MacknMudd (youtube subscriber name)

  3. Good job on the blog! Can't wait to keep reading.

  4. Yay!! You blog now.. I'm sort of new to to blog world too.

    Thanks for giving me a few dinner ideas.

    Can't wait to read more.

    Brit <3

  5. Ive been watching you videos for a long time now and I love them.
    I love you meal planning but I would love to see the actual recipes! It all looked amazing in your videos but how the heck do you make it!?! LMAO
    Also, you mentioned scrapbooking in your "about me" section. Would you share some of your scrapbooking projects/home decor projects?

  6. I am starting to shop organic and its not easy but i'm trying to make it work. I also found an Organic produce delivery service and I get my first delivery in 2 weeks.