Menu Plan Monday

Last night I discovered Pepperplate in the in Nook Color app market, I think I am in love. Menu planning may have just gotten enjoyable (along with cleaning the toilet, it's one of the chores I hate the most). It's much easier to use than BigOven or Allrecipes. I feel like I'm taking pictures to the grocery store.

I already have a bunch of recipes pinned on pinterest,  and it's been a cinch to go to that board, pick the recipes I want, open the source page, and hit the pepperplate bookmarket. Within seconds it's on my Nook. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but I'm going from a source other than straight from the web. This will make menu planning so much easier! I can search for vegetarian on EatingWell, other people's recipes on pinterest, and of course, I have almost 10 years of favorite recipes on Allrecipes, most of which I have printed into my own personalized cookbook, but it would be nice to have them digital again.

I like the fact that from the website or the app I can add to my weekly menu or shopping list. Much slicker than BigOven.

From the Nook app, if you click on share, you get the typical Android share menu -- mine includes Dropbox, Email, Seesmic, Springpad, Stumble, Taptu, Taptu Food, and Twitter. This was shared from the app to twitter
My only beef with Pepperplate is that the shared recipes do not show the picture.

The menu
I have Monday and Tuesday ingredients on hand, but I'll have to go grocery shopping for the rest of the week. We've been eating down to (almost) bare cupboards again -- I only go grocery shopping about every three weeks -- which is a savings, even if my kids think they are starving! I've also discovered that no matter how much I love leftovers, my son (aka the Human Garbage Disposal) won't eat them, and The Hunk and I get tired of eating the same thing three days in a row for lunch, so I now only make 4, maybe 5 portions. Portion control is the only reason I am still losing weight!

Monday: White Bean and (Chicken) Sausage Saute 
Tuesday: Moroccan Chicken Stew
Wednesday: Crockpot night - Sweet Potato and (Chicken or Pork) Stew
Thursday: Chicken & Mango Salad
Friday: Curried Veggie Cubes
Saturday: Sweet Potato Veggie Burger

What's on your plate this week?

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