Meal Planning 101 – Week 2

By August 27, 2009June 27th, 2010Cooking, Home Management, Menu Planning, Monthly Menu Plan

Last week was the first step in Meal Planning 101 over at  The Happy Housewife. We came up with 15 meals.

This week we are adding 5 more meals and side dishes.

I have to be honest, I have an easy time coming up with the main dish, but really can’t seem to plan the side dishes. I usually just end up throwing something  together while the main dish is cooking, I don’t really plan it and therefore, we probably don’t eat as good of a balanced meal as we should.

So, first, here are my additional 5 meals…


  • Loaded Tostadas (I made these for the first time this week and they were awesome, everyone loved them)
  • Oriental Noodles and Egg Rolls (Have made these before, but added the egg rolls this week for a new meal, another hit, Wow, 2 in a row this week, Im on a roll)
  • Mostacolli
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs with Alfredo Sauce
  • Chicken Phillies (Have done these on the grill and on the stovetop, they are great too)

Fried Zucchini

Okay, now for the sides…

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Sweet Corn
  • Green Beans
  • Spanish, Chicken or Plain White Rice
  • Fruit Salad
  • Garden Salad
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Baked Beans
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Carrots
  • Asparagus
  • Potatoe and Pasta Salad
  • Veggies and Dip
  • Fried Zucchini

For more great meal planning 101 strategies, please visit  The Happy Housewife. And for some frugal fun, visit Frugal Fridays hosted by Life As Mom.

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