Friday, May 28, 2010

Monthly Menu Planning

As a new month is on the horizon, I've begun gathering recipes to menu plan for June. I usually begin with gathering the recipes, then move to looking at our calendar to see what days we might be out of town or might need a quick meal. Then, I move to actually entering menus for each day. At the beginning of each week, I'll look through the menus for the week, tweaking here and there to tastes and grocery sales.

So, to start off for June, here is my recipe collection:

Taco Salads with some variation of this dressing
Chicken Fajitas
Black Bean & Sweet Potato Quesadillas (recipe to come)
Southwest Chicken Salad
Layered Taco Bake

Baked Teriyaki Chicken with stirfried veggies & Sesame Noodles
Asian Chicken Salad -- some variation of it :)
Fried Rice -- using chicken instead of pork & adding in pineapple
Chicken Stirfry -- this recipe was great, except I left out the honey -- OJ made it sweet enough!
Peanut Butter Chicken

Family Favorites
Turkey Burgers
Asian Meatballs
Roasted Sausage & Veggies with penne pasta
Dijon Chicken
Chicken Tetrazzini
Baked Tilapia
Roasted Chicken & Veggies
Greek Kabobs
Sausage & Pesto Pasta Salad (recipe to come)

New Recipes to Try
Curry Chicken
Grilled Chicken with Lemon Pasta
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Sweet & Sour Chicken


  1. I guess this means you're not on the maker's diet anymore? We are staying on Phase 3 for a lifestyle change and were really hoping to get recipe ideas from you!

  2. We have pretty much stayed on Phase 3 as well. I did not continue blogging Round 2 as it seemed to stick pretty closely with Round 1. Did you notice the links at the top of my homepage to Recipes and The Maker's Diet? The Recipes link lists most of our favorite recipes. You can also click on The Maker's Diet link and go back through our journey through the diet the first go-round. I link to quite a few other websites with recipes through that as well. Hope this helps!