For a while now, I have been posting my montly menus on Facebook. Well, I decided to create a blog so that more people will have the opportunity to check in and hopefully be inspired. As for the name of the blog, Sherri's Sanity, that is what montly menu planning is for me; my sanity. With 3 young kids, I do NOT have the patience for the clock to turn 5 and have no plan for dinner, it just adds to the craziness to the "witching hours" (those insane hours at the end of the day where we, moms, try to jam-pack 4 hours worth of stuff into 2) I HATE the hours of 5pm-8pm. BUT I have found that in my (almost) year of planning monthly menus, I have been so much less of a headcase during that time. When mom is happier, hubby and kids are happier. AND their tummies will be filled with yummy homemade food; even better!!Now, this blog will definitely take time to put together. Once again, I am a mother of 3 small kids and although I wish I could just sit down and crack it all out, that just isnt going to happen. So, check back often and I will try and keep things rolling. :) Another thing that fills my bucket, so to speak, is crafting! So I'm sure that will come along on the blog shortly too. Happy planning!!!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

July Menu

Just a quick re-cap on how I menu plan: Write out your menu and make a shopping list with all your pantry and freezer items for the month and the produce broken into weeks. Shop at the beginning of the month for all your pantry/freezer items and your week 1 produce. Shop each Monday for produce and other fresh necessities. Shop the sales mid-month and stock up as much as your budget and storage space will allow. Ideally, you want to be using meats and pantry items that you bought on sale the previous month(s) in your menus.

You can find the detailed blog here

BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, fruit salad
Thai Meatballs
Gyros (with chicken), Greek salad
Taco Shells, chips and guac
Grilled cheese, pineapple, and ham sandwiches
Philly Cheesesteaks
Sweet and Sour Chicken (we like double sauce!), Rice, Steamed broccoli
Chicken Berry Salad, dinner rolls
Lasagna, garlic bread, salad
Broiled fish and steamed veggies
Cheeseburger Salads (we use ground turkey and double the sauce), sweet potato fries
Enchiladas, cilantro lime rice
Beef and Snow peas
Pesto Wraps, raw veggies and dip
Homemade Mac n Cheese (made casserole style)
Fish Tacos
Meatball Sandwiches (I half the recipe and use ground turkey, 1/4 C breadcrumbs and omit the onion soup...serve on crusty rolls with cheese, olives, red onion, or whatever else you like)
Lettuce Wraps
Honey Pork Chops
Cordon Bleu, mashed potatoes, green beans
Homemade Pizzas
Chicken Caesar Sandwiches
Crepes and eggs

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