Did you notice that this week's menu plan has been MIA? I've learned the hard way that I can't operate without a plan, so I really do have one. I just haven't had the time to get it posted quite yet.
My plan this week revolves around my newly organized Wanna Cook It Book. This is a book that I just finished putting together last week. It's filled with recipes that I've been wanting to try - been meaning to try! - but haven't remembered to include in my weekly plan.
I don't know about you, but I love finding recipes online and in magazines. I print them, clip them, and then stuff them into my recipe box. My box was so full that I was having trouble finding the recipes that I use on a regular basis. So I sorted through them and pulled out the recipes that I had found online and in magazines. I left my go-to recipes and the ones that had been given to me by friends and family.
I put the printed and clipped recipes into page protectors and organized them all into a three-ring binder. I'm calling it my Wanna Cook It Book and keeping it in my kitchen. I was even able to make the recipes that were on tiny pieces of paper more visible by putting several of them on the same page.
My goal is to incorporate at least one of those recipes into each week's menu plan. As I use the recipes, I'll either keep them in the book (if we love them) or toss them (if we don't). This week, I decided to kick start this idea by using 6 of the recipes.
Here's the plan for this week.
Leftover Cheeseburger Soup (recipe coming soon)
This recipe is from Laura at Heavenly Homemakers. This girl can COOK!
Sweet Potatoes with Glaze
Crock Pot Chicken Parmesan
This recipe is from Erin at Five Dollar Dinners. Be sure to check out her cookbook!
Crock Pot Pasta Fagioli Soup
Homemade Bread or Cornbread
Bistro Mac & Cheese
This recipe is from a Taste of Home Magazine.
Corn or Green Beans
Leftover Pasta Fagioli Soup
For more ideas that work, stop by Works for Me Wednesday hosted by We Are THAT Family.
For more great menu planning ideas, stop by Menu Plan Monday hosted by I'm an Organizing Junkie.
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