Sunday, August 19, 2007

Menu plan Monday - 20 August 2007

Last week we stuck to the menu plan the whole week except for Friday when we deviated slightly (still toasted sandwiches but with eggs).

I've been bored with my healthy meals so I bought a recipe book last week in a cool format - the recipe ingredients on the one side and the "how to" on the other. I'm going to blog it on Wed.

I know you're tired of hearing this but I need to lose some weight! Last week I didn't eat anything after supper (baby steps) and I went to gym twice (some more baby steps). Next week my gym is closing for a month so I get to visit other gyms in the franchise. I've already printed off the timetables for two near my home and office, and I actually got excited (!) when I was planning my new classes. Which just goes to show how much I need a change of something!

Anyway, here we go with this week's menu plan:

Stirfried chicken, veggies and noodles

Chilli con carne, rice and carrots

Sausage and potato casserole (I'll blog the recipe on the other blog this week)

Thai chicken curry, rice and pumpkin

Pasta with kidney bean and tomato sauce

For more Menu Plan Monday participants, go on over to Laura's blog.


Tina said...

Thanks for sharing your MPM :)
I hear you re needing to lose weight...I have alot to lose! But like you said, it's all about baby steps :)

Marcia said...

Ohh, I think I must join you Tina. I just get a bit despondent because on a small frame like mine it goes SLOWLY so while everyone else is losing wonderfully, here I am with a 0.2 or 0.4 loss :) Still, baby steps!!!

Anne said...

Yay on your baby steps- it sounds like those are good ones! I understand about the small frame thing. *sigh* Anyway, good luck with that and have a wonderful week! :)

annie said...

Hey Marcia...
I use dried brown beans or black beans (sometimes small red beans), I soak them all night and then drain and rinse well. I put them in the slow cooker with a quartered onion and salt & pepper and cook for a few hours, then I add seasonings (cumin, chili powder, 1 teaspoon sugar (makes them taste fresh) and garlic) I also put in a cubed ham or a good ham bone if I have one leftover. I cook them all day (8-10 hours). I usually make a big pot so I can have them in different meals like I have used this week for my menu. I like to have progressive meals building off the previous meal.
Happy Monday!

Barb, sfo said...

How do you make the kidney bean & tomato sauce? It sounds yummy!
Thanks for sharing your menu this week.
Barb's Fridge

tegdirb92 said...

yum--I love Thai food!! I would love to lose some weight, I just can't seem to get motivated!! Have a wonderful week, Marcia

Marcia said...

Here is the link for the kidney bean and tomato sauce

It's the second recipe although the first is a nice sauce too (more veg).

The Estrogen Files said...

I always wanted to try Pad Thai food but I'm intimidated by the boxes of noodles. (grin!)

Baby steps with weight loss, indeed. I have to remind myself that it's OKAY to go to bed hungry. You all have a Curves near you? I go there and it's only women and it's super friendly.

Good luck!

Kathryn said...

It all sounds so yummy! Especially the thai chicken and the sausage/potato casserole.