meal plan for the week

October 4, 2009

Last week my meal planning was a gong show.  I forgot about things I already had and wanted to use up and I forgot my shopping list EVERY time I went out.   The whole week was strange – I had trouble sleeping, was over tired and by the end of the week a little sour.  I even ate out on Friday night and Saturday night.  Surely it was more than the wet, rotting leaves outside that were affecting me.

This week I pledge to do better so today I spent a good deal of time in the kitchen.  I cooked up beans, made corn bread, minestrone soup and then tonights dinner of jerk chicken, broccoli and quinoa.  I also made some welsh cakes for my lunches and pulled some extra ginger cookies out of the freezer.  Later in the week I’ll need to get more apples and grapefruit but right now there’s no room in my part of the fridge.  For the rest of the week I’m planning to make:

  • bean salad, green salad and corn chips (vegan)
  • turkey tacos
  • minestrone soup with corn bread (vegan)
  • chicken casserole bake (chicken with tomatoes, onions, peppers and pasta)
  • pizza!
  • fish, potatoes and green beans

To help me with my shopping I’ve started using a mini note-book with tear out pages that a friend gave me.  It stays in my purse and should be a lot easier to keep tabs on then my random pieces of paper from before.



  1. The notebook idea…GREAT suggestion…I may have to get one myself.

  2. Hey, we’re so on the same page today!

    I hate it when I lose my mind… 😀 You did a lot of cooking today!

  3. I swear, you and I had the same week last week! I’m trying hard to make this a better week, but I find that I’m in such a transitional place in my life right now that it is super hard to focus. Good luck – the menu looks great!

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