Menu Plan Monday

It’s been two weeks since I’ve made a formal menu plan, and I’m reminded once again how much I hate not having a plan to fall back on.  I’m not a natural born planner, but my fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants nature isn’t conducive to eating a primarily whole foods diet.  Those who know me, chew on this: in the past year, I’ve trained myself to be a runner, a morning person AND a planner.  It’s truly a wonder the earth is still tilted on its axis.

So here I sit, knowing I need to be making a menu plan and a grocery shopping list, but I’d much rather tell you about the festival we went to this weekend or the fun new opportunities that have recently come my way.  But my family’s gotta eat, and I have to figure out what to make this week.

I’m falling into a dinnertime rut.  If I have another grilled hamburger, I’m going to lose my ever loving mind.  But there is SO much ground beef in the freezer downstairs, and the grill is just. so. easy.  HALP!  Anyone got some easy ground beef recipes to share with me?  Is there a whole foods recipe carnival out there in blogland?  I sure could use one.

Meanwhile, here’s the best I can come up with on the spur of the moment.

MONDAY: Tequila Lime Chicken, quinoa, fresh veggie

TUESDAY: Leftover Lentil Soup

WEDNESDAY: Something with ground beef.  HALP!

THURSDAY: Salmon Quesadillas (recipe to come)

FRIDAY: Marinated Grilled Shrimp, oven roasted new potatoes, fresh veggie

SATURDAY: Pizza (either bought or homemade, depending on my level of inspiration)

How about you?  What are you making this week?

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