Monday, December 5, 2011

Menu Mooo-day

Egg Salad
Quick and Easy Pizza
Frito Pie
Carrot Cake (per request by Sly)
Crescent Taco Bake
Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Chili
Left Overs
Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Do you plan out a weekly or monthly menu? I'm also wondering how everyone else decides what to make and when to make it? When I sit down to plan out my menu I look at what's going on that week. Sly (my husband) usually works Thursday, Friday, Saturday, so I like to cook meals that reheat well on Wednesday and Friday at least, that way we can eat left overs for lunch/dinner those days. Wednesday we usually have family night, so I try to cook something that everyone will eat, which sometimes means I make two meals that night. 

When I go look at what to cook I look at what I already have. We have a chest freezer, which means it's kind of difficult to know what's in the bottom of the freezer after a few months. So when I sit down on Sunday (or Monday like today) I try to dig through the freezer to see what we still have in there that needs to be cooked. Which is why some weeks, like this week, you'll see a few crock pot meals. I hope it's not any time soon, but when we do have to buy a new deep freezer, I will be getting an up right. They might not hold as much, but when you can't tell what you have in the chest freezer, it's not really a good thing that it holds more!