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Weekly Planning: 7/15 – 7/20

Have I said that I love calendars and planning? I have a regular monthly calendar on the wall in the kitchen with running schedule, personal training schedule, work days off, and paydays. Under that is the below white board, which breaks apart each week further, including runs, personal training, and dinner menu plan.

I have a calendar at work with my running schedule, paydays, and meetings, which is separate from my Outlook calendar. I like to know when stuff is.

This evening for dinner was cherry tomato pasta, which I got to sneak in a couple from my garden. Not enough ripe yet, but these were the early bloomers that needed to get eaten.


so red!

I found this recipe here, just by some googling. I don’t like raw tomatoes in salad, or at all, so I needed a way to use up the cherry tomatoes. It was awesome.


Ingredients gathered

I was excited to get to have Al Dente pasta, it’s been a while since I last picked some up 🙂 And it’s locally made!


Finished!


and now for the close-up shot…

Tomorrow’s dinner might be a bit later than usual, I’ll be in Ohio most of the day at Honda but our meeting is in the afternoon, instead of the morning like I usually plan them. Sigh.

Saturday Planning – 2/6 to 2/12

February 5, 2011 1 comment

Planning my menus on Saturday before my grocery shopping trip is my go-to method for keeping organized and saving money by only buying what I need.

With that, here is my meal plan for 2/6/2011 to 2/12/2011, in no particular order.

  • Penne Pasta with Greens
  • Vegetable Soup (recipe forthcoming!)
  • Potato Pancakes
  • Yakisoba with veggies (broccoli, carrots, etc)
  • Leftover Lasagna

Today is yet another Saturday filled with running around. We’ve got to go to the food co-op, Whole Foods, and Great Harvest… then out to Novi to Running Fit to pick up my race packet for tomorrow morning. At least I’m not nearly as nervous about running outside now as I was a few days ago. High of 32F tomorrow!

Also, I’m meeting up tonight with my friend and previous university roommate, Bryan, and we’re going to Tuptim Thai for dinner 🙂 We sort of lost track of each other for the past year or so (it sucks being so busy even when you live in the same city!) so I’m excited to get to hang out with him again.

Now I’ve got to make up the grocery list (the meal list is so much more fun!), ride the bike for a while, and finally get this day started 🙂

Saturday Planning – 1/30 to 2/5

January 29, 2011 6 comments

Planning my menus on Saturday before my grocery shopping trip is my go-to method for keeping organized and saving money by only buying what I need.

With that, here is my meal plan for 1/30/2011 to 2/5/2011, in no particular order.

  • Potato Leek Soup with Rosemary Tomato Scones
  • Stir Fry with Brown Rice
  • Tofu Scramble with Pasta Sauce (last week) and Kale
  • Irish Lamb Stew
  • Leftover Lasagna

I’ve got a TON of running around to do today! Farmer’s market, Food Co-op, Whole Foods, Great Harvest Bakery…..

Oh! And to try to counteract some of the plastic waste that creeps into my life, Tim and I are attempting to make bagels this weekend. This should be interesting.

How do you prepare to be able to still cook good meals on weeknights? I’ve been trying to cook up as much food as possible ahead of time, but anything that has to do with fresh veggies is definitely made the night of.

Saturday Planning – 1/23 to 1/29

January 22, 2011 1 comment

Planning my menus on Saturday before my grocery shopping trip is my go-to method for keeping organized and saving money by only buying what I need.

This upcoming week will not be that difficult, since we already have some dinners planned and there are leftovers from last week that still need to get used.

With that, here is my meal plan for 1/23/2011 to 1/29/2011.

  • Sunday: BBQ Tofu, Israeli Couscous, Zucchini (didn’t have time to make it this week)
  • Monday: Lasagna Marinara with Spinach
  • Tuesday: Slow Food Huron Valley Meet-up at Silvio’s
  • Wednesday: Anniversary dinner at the Grange
  • Thursday: Black Bean Burgers, potato wedges, Broccoli
  • Friday: Spaghetti

Recipes for both the BBQ Tofu (super easy) and Lasagna can be found in the Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.

What are you planning on making this week for dinner? Do you make a set meal plan or just make dinner on the fly?