It's Monday again and my menu is ready for the week. It was a lovely Spring weekend here and Mark and I enjoyed Saturday lunch at a new Greek cafe in our little college town. This should explain the two nights of Greek inspiration that we have on this week's menu. If I wasn't Italian, I do believe that based on food, I would choose to be Greek.
Monday- Greek lamburgers with tzatziki and greek salad (Bachelor finale night calls for an extra glass of wine!!)
Tuesday- Roasted pork tenderloin, mashed sweet potatoes & stuffed mushrooms (because I have a container of baby bellas that have to be eaten up)
Wednesday- Grilled Italian sausage with peppers & onions and salad
Thursday- Greek chicken lettuce wraps with tzatziki
Friday- Baked Tilapia and salad with greens, strawberries, pistachios, goat cheese, and balsamic
Saturday- Happy St. Patrick's Day! Must find dinner out and a green brew.
Sunday- Steamed artichokes, steaks on the grill and Caesar salad
Having a meal plan is nice, but we don't always stick to it 100%. My goal is to plan out our meals so that I only have to go to the store one time each week. Tuesday may be a day that I have to go into the office instead of working from home. If that is the case, I'll find a slow cooker pork recipe that I can leave cook all day while we're at work. My market usually has ground lamb but if they are out or if the price is outrageous, I'll use the ground turkey that I already have in the freezer. I frequently swap meals, too depending on what we're in the mood to eat. The point is that with somewhat of a plan, a week's worth of groceries and a well stocked pantry makes a huge difference. I just shop and plan according to what works for us and I tell others the same.
For those of you that e-mailed me last week in regards to the menu planner/grocery list template that I use, it's from The Project Girl and can be downloaded HERE.
Don't forget to link your menu up with Molly today! If you don't have your menu ready, check out the comments section of her Weekly Eats post to get some great ideas and kitchen inspiration!!