Menu Planning Monday – Back on Track

1. Goals – Project 365 – Day 1, 2. Bottles – Project 365 – Day 2, 3. Project 365 2010 – Day 3 – Grandma & Leah, 4. Project 365 2010, Day 4 – Mystery Ornament, 5. Project 365 2010, Day 5, Shake It Photo App, 6. Project 365 2010 – Day 6 – Jammie Day, 7. Project 365 2010, Day 7 – Picnic Anyone?, 8. Project 365 2010 – Day 8 – To Be Read, 9. Project 365 2010, Day 9, Cupcake Wrecks, 10. Project 365 2010, Day 9, Cupcake Face, 11. Project 365 2010 – Day 10 – Painting, 12. Project 365 2010 – Day 11 – Cleaning Routine, 13. Project 365 2010, Day 12 – A Rainbow of Temptation, 14. Project 365 2010, Day 13th – Be Happy, 15. Project 365 2010, Day 14 – So sweet…or is she?, 16. Project 365 2010, Day 15 – Slightly Obsessed, 17. Project 365 2010, Day 16 Inspiration, 18. Project 365 2010, Day 17 Tonight’s Going to be a Good Night, 19. Project 365 2010 – Day 18 – Return to Netflix, 20. Project 365 2010, Day 19 – Calming, 21. Project 365 2010, Day 20 – Children’s Hospital, 22. Project 365 2010, Day 21 Cereal for Dinner, 23. Project 365 2010 – Day 22 – Crazy Hair Day, 24. Project 365 2010, Day 23, My New Jo Tote Camera Bag, 25. Project 365 2010 – Day 24 Catholicism

One of my goals for this year was to return to Menu Planning. I’m proud to say it is one of the goals that I am actually doing well at so far. One of the reasons I called the items I wrote down on January 1st as goals instead of resolutions was because I am hoping to attain those goals by the end of the year… not accomplish them on day one. Good thing, because I would be failing miserably if that was the case. They are all top of mind though, so I do have a more centered sense of awareness around them since I wrote the goals down.

One goal that has turned into a new love of mine is Project 365. I love how participating in Project 365 is forcing me to get my camera out more and is motivating me to take some time for myself each day, doing something I truly enjoy. It has also become a format of micro-blogging for me, which has been fun. Above is a little collage of what I’ve taken pictures of so far. I have a long way to go, but I am pretty proud of myself for sticking to it for 24 days so far!

Adopt-a-Blogger matches will be made and posted here by next Sunday at the very latest. We have several newbies who still need to be adopted. If you have any interest at all in adopting a blogger, please head over to this post to sign up. Spread the word… we need experienced bloggers or I’ll have to turn some newbies away.

Here is my menu for this week. What’s on yours?

For more menu planning ideas and inspiration, head over to Menu Planning Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie or to my friend Jane’s blog, This Week for Dinner.

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  1. says

    Yay! You’re back to doing your menu planning! Good for you! :) Enjoyed seeing the collage of your Project 365 picstoo—how fun. And good for you for sticking with that, I know you’ve got a lot on your plate.

    Best wishes to all the adopted and adpotee blog matches coming up. Such an exciting time for all!
    .-= Sandie {Inn Cuisine}´s last blog ..All Muffins Are Not Created Equal (Recipe: Strawberry Creek Inn’s Banana-Nut Muffins) =-.

  2. says

    I menu plan every week and it’s a huge help. I look at my grocery sale flyer to help with the planning and the budget. I write down our meals for the week and post them on the fridge. That keeps me organized and my family knows whats on the menu that week. Your menu looks great.
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..No Fuss (Easy) Chicken Noodle Soup =-.

  3. says

    I need to get into the habit of menu planning more often. Right now, however, I’m testing recipes for my next book so we’re pretty much eating whatever is on tap for the week (soups this week)! But planning can definitely save tons of time and money, and by the looks of the recipes you chose for the week, it’s a great motivator for trying new foods (what did your family like the best from the week?).

  4. says

    Hi Kristen, nice blog. Having a menu planning is a pretty good idea. You won’t have to ask yourself what’s for dinner tonight or tomorrow. It’s kind of funny my family members always asking me what’s for dinner and I am like ” I don’t know”. I guess I need to create one for myself.


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