October Menus–part 1

Okay, I know we are 4 days into October…and all I have is menus for this next week.  But I am holding myself accountable to have the whole month completed this week.  October Menu calendar for the first week.

We really enjoyed having a ready-made printed calendar of menus for the entire month.  We posted it on the refrigerator.  It made my life a little easier.  I also had a notebook with all the recipes on the counter so I would not waste time trying to “find that recipe”–and then decide to make something easy, which usually means something not very healthy.

You will noticed that I am doing several things differently this month.  Last month we were able to feed our family of 8 on $420.  I am trying to do it on $400 this month.  I will write more about that in the next post which will have the complete month of menus.

What does your menu look like this week?  Make a plan, write it down, make it happen.

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Menu Plan–answering the, “I’m hungry, what are we eating?”, question

I just finished our menu calendar for the month.  Right now I only have the week days but I hope in the next few days to finish out the entire month.  I am excited about using KeepandShare to do my calendars.  I am frustrated that I have not been able to embed the menu plan on the site (human error mostly likely on my part) but you can click here to look at what we are eating this week.   This is a nicer pdf menu calendar.  I have printed one out and is on the refridgerator.  I have also created a notebook with all the recipes for easy reference.

For those of you who may not know, we are vegetarian.  We do not eat animal products of any kind.  And because I have hit a plateau in my personal weight loss I have been using the Full Plate diet recipes.  You will see links on the menu for the recipes I have taken from the Full Plate diet.  I would highly recommend the Full Plate Diet.  The concept is to increase your fiber intake.  Checkout  The Full Plate Diet for yourself.  Solid research and science behind the diet and delicious recipes.  I hope to have more recipes posted soon, so keep checking  in.

Again I have not figured out how to embed the calendar into the site.  I will keep you posted as I learn to use this very versatle tool.