Menu Plan Monday - New Year, New Menu

It's hard to believe that it's 2010 - 2009 really flew right by! And, like everyone else it seems, I am back on the diet and exercise bandwagon. I try to watch my calories (rather than follow a specific plan), and combined with the attempt to exercise 5-6 times a week, it seems to work for me. All of our dinners this week are on the healthy side for that reason. I also find that I am far more successful when I eat smaller portions of foods I like rather than try to make "diet" dinners or substitute with diet foods (and my husband boycotts all "fake" foods...I would be more annoyed if he weren't so darn skinny, so maybe he's on to something). We also try to not eat out too often - aside from the health reasons, it's just a lot cheaper to eat at home. Of course, now that I've said that, you'll notice that we're going out for dinner twice this week. But it's because a good friend of ours will be in town, and since she is now living in another country, we will be taking every opportunity we can to see her (and take her out to all of her favorite restaurants!).

Oh yes, a report from last week. We did not like the potato casserole we made. My husband ate about three mouthfuls; I was less picky about it, but I won't be making it again. And because Friday night's dinner made more chicken that we thought, we ate it again for dinner Saturday night, so that's why you see a repeat from last week in this week's menu - we never ate it! :)

This Week's Menu Plan, in conjunction with Menu Planning Monday at
Monday - prosciutto wrapped chicken (from Let's Dish), egg noodles, green veggie
Tuesday - minestrone ragu (Let's Dish), french rolls, salad
Wednesday - shrimp crepes (Let's Dish), salad
Thursday - Not-Sagna Pasta Toss, salad (this Rachael Ray recipes is one of our all time makes a LOT of pasta and is very filling. We make a half recipe for the two of us and find that at least one of us gets leftovers for lunch - usually both of us!)
Friday & Saturday - out with friends
Sunday - mushroom strudel (Let's Dish), green veggies

Yes, lots of dinners this week from Let's Dish. (and, as always, if you are interested in giving Let's Dish a try, drop me a line and I'll send you a referral email with a coupon code!) I wish they were paying me for the publicity, but they're not at all. I just really love them. :) We have a busy week ahead, which is why I love having a freezer full of dinners ready to go!


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