Monday, September 29, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

OK, so I'm not really new to Menu Planning. I've been doing it for awhile, but just not "officially". I thought if I'd put my plan online it would help me stay accountable a little bit better. Also, I love to look at other people's blogs for ideas on menus, so I thought I could join the party. You can check out more menu ideas at

Since I live in Brazil you'll notice a few things. First, I'm only going to plan for lunches. The main meal here is lunch, not dinner in the evenings. It's also worked out nicely with our schedule to have me cooking the big meal in the morning, so it works great for us, especially since Renato is also working from home. Also, Brazilians eat and cook fresh rice and beans daily. I am not a Brazilian. I CANNOT eat rice and beans every day. I just can't. But I've compromised and I do cook them usually 2 times a week. And actually it's kinda nice because you don't have to come up with a "new" idea for every day.

Like I said, I'm not going to post my breakfasts or dinners. Breakfasts are rotating fresh bread from the corner bakery with cheese and meat, or homemade granola with fresh fruit and corn flakes (the only non-sugar cereal here in Brazil). Dinners we just sort of come up with at the time....leftovers, sandwiches, anything.

So, here goes.

Monday--Rice, beans, baked honey-mustard chicken, fresh salad with tomatoes

Tuesday--Baked potatoes with cheese and hambuger BBQ for toppings, fresh salad with grated beets and carrots

Wednesday-- Meat Tortellini Carbonara, and left-over ratatouille (frozen from last week)

Thursday--Rice, beans, grilled steak, eggplant with tomato sauce, fresh salad with tomatoes

Friday--Spaghetti made with home-made tomato sauce we made last week, fresh salad


Kelly said...

Welcome to MPM!!

AZMom said...

Your baked honey mustard chicken sounds great! Recipe??

Frugal Finds said...

Welcome to MPM!

Susan said...

Yum! Renato makes the best speghetti sauce...and corn bread. Can I have that corn bread recipe?

Enzo and Paige said...

Impressive! If you find any good Brazilian recipes send them to me. I am always looking for some to make for Enzo.

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

How fun! I always love seeing what others cook for dinners... it's a great way to get new recipes. hint. hint. :)