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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Adventures in Cooking

This past week, I made a menu plan, and for the first time, mostly stuck to it!  I may have changed around what I was going to cook on a certain day, but I have not once strayed away from my original menu.  There have been some failures, but over all I would say it was a success.  So much so that I will continue in my menu making! 

It was nice to get up knowing what we had in the house for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, yes I made a plan for all 3 meals every day!!  Let me give you a brief overview of how I was before.  Get up, do nothing all day, and go to the store anywhere from 3 pm to 5:30 pm for that day's dinner!!  Yes I was that bad.  I was making 6 to 7 trips to the store a week, if not more!

I have changed my ways.  I make a plan, we stick to the plan, and in return I know what we have in the house and I am a lot less stressed.  It has been great this past week.

All of my recipes came out of a Low Cal/Low Fat cookbook I got from my grandma's house after she passed.  A few of the things I made this week were homemade mac and cheese, homemade pancakes, honey pork chops, citrus ginger chicken, and homemade calzones.

Here are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure:

Ingredients for Citrus Ginger Chicken:  Low Sugar orange marmalade, ground ginger, lemon zest and juice *supposed to be lime but I had lemons on hand

Trim Chicken

Supposed to be grilled, but I baked mine since hubby wasn't home.
Just baste with the marinade as it is cooking away.

Pan frying carrots with some lemon juice.

 
Pan frying some sugar snap peas with some lemon juice.
I finished off the peas and carrots in the steamer.


Dinner on Thursday night!!!

Homemade spinach and cheese calzones.  So yummy!!!
Brayden enjoying momma's homemade pancakes
I am looking forward to making this week's menu!  Any suggestions???

3 comments:

KY said...

YUM!! All of your pictures look so tasty! I've often tried planning out a weeks worth of menus, but it's sometimes difficult for 2 people...sometimes I feel like making more is easier!!! If/when we move again for my fiance's career I am going to try to stick to a meal plan schedule. Good luck and I can't wait to see more of your photos & recipes! :)

Ellie-A Little of This and a Little of That said...

Hiya,
I'm Ellie from the A Little of This and a Little of That blog and a new follower. Love the blog, the pictures of the food made me hungry. I can't wait to come back and read more. Please stop by my blog (http://alittleoftheother.com) and follow back. Have a wonderful week!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

I love that you made a menu plan! I always have intentions to do this but never do ha! Looks like you made some really yummy dinners!

XO Lindsay

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