Sunday, December 07, 2008

Menu Plan Monday
December 8, 2008

When I feel stressed I clean the house.  Clutter makes me anxious.  I organize and purge and wash and vacuum whenever life goes topsy-turvy.  An orderly home helps me feel in control.

I guess I feel a bit anxious about the upcoming week.  Instead of writing my menu plan I've spent the past hour re-organizing the kitchen pantry. (Seeing all those neat and tidy stacks of canned goods brings me great pleasure.)  

Working through mindless tasks is actually very therapeutic, though. As I tidied my pantry, I thought about buying groceries and mentally planned our meals for the next week.  I now have a fairly clear picture of my menu plan!

Here's my proposed menu for the upcoming week:

Monday:  No cooking!  (Supper with my parents)
Tuesday:  Holiday tortellini soup, grapes, multigrain bread
Wednesday:  Leftovers
Thursday:  Beef taco skillet, corn, sliced avocado
Friday:  Veggie frittata, fruit salad, whole wheat toast  
Saturday:  Leftovers
Sunday:  No cooking!  (Supper with Ben's parents)

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The Nilsen's Journey said...

A woman after my own heart! I feel the same way about organizing being therapuetic!! I go nuts in clutter too! Your holiday soup sounds so festive!! Yum!