Sunday, May 10, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

This is the week to plant a garden if you live in the Pacific Northwest so I'll be spending most of my days finishing the new fence and gate, and marking off my "square foot" markers so I can get all my starts into the ground. I'm am so excited to eat some fresh produce and use my grocery shopping money for other things.


Fruit and PB Toast
Oatmeal with apples,brown sugar and cinnamon
Eggs and toast
Leftover pancakes


Super Simple Pot Roast, steamed rice, green beans
Crockpot Falafel served with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and ranch dressing in a pita
Parmesan Rice Cakes, sliced fresh veggies
Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta with sauteed veggies
Leftover night
Dinner with Family

To see how I made all this for $60 check back tomorrow when I post my shopping trip. To see more great menu plans go HERE.


Snow White said...

those parm rice cakes look awesome.

have a great week.

UKZoe said...

I have to lay my squares out today or tomorrow! Then need to get seeds and a few plants tomorrow or Wednesday!

Sonshine said...

sounds like a yummy week!

good luck in getting that garden in! I love fresh out of the garden veggies.

Enjoy your week! :)

shopannies said...

I hope the ground drys up soon so I can plant soon as well

Karilee said...

How many squares will you be planting? We're a family of 7 and I'm planning to plan 64 squares!! I think I must be crazy!!

Gayle said...

We have three beds that are 4 x 8 feet. So lots of squares.

Jeannette said...

I'm trying sq. ft. gardening this year for the first time! Have you had much success with this method? I'm a little skeptical about really being able to grow several plants in each square. I'd love to read more about how your garden comes along this season!

Gayle said...


I highly recommend square foot gardening. You can get so much in a small amount of space and everything grows just fine. There are hardly any weeds and when the growing season is over I use the lasagna method to mulch. I like to lots of stuff but only if I can find a way to do it easy. If you want to succeed at gardening without alot of time, money, and fuss then square foot and lasagna gardening are the way to do it.

Jami said...

Thanks for linking to my recipe for Parm. Rice Cakes! Hope you like them - when vacation's over and you finally get to that menu. :-)