Monday, September 5, 2011

September Menu

I finished this months menu a few days late. After the fiasco that was the August 2011 menu, I'm just glad to have created anything for September at all. Trip to Disneyland = Pure meal planning chaos (totally worthwhile meal planning chaos, but still....). Here is our dinner fare for the month of September:

A few things I've learned about Menu-ing
-Pinterest is an absolute DREAM when it comes to organizing recipes. I'm to the point I need to break mine into sub-categories. It is so nice to have all of the recipes for the month in one place. Dalan is able to look at the schedule and pull up the recipe on his iPad if he feels so inclined to help with dinner. I've even reached the point where I will find my favorite recipes from books etc. online so they can be included in my Pinterest board.
-Creating my shopping lists monthly is a disaster. I will never ever ever ever ever do this again, ever.
-It is actually really nice to have the time to cook in the evening, it helps me unwind from work, and usually Dalan will help me out, so we get some extra time to talk about our days etc.
-I'm trying to schedule more veggie side-dishes, which brings me to my next point:
-Carrot Fries are DE-LISH!
-Next time we go to Disneyland (in about 5 weeks!!) I will be scheduling our meals. Our hotel has a fridge and microwave, so I will be bringing, pasta salad, burritos, etc. Hopefully this will keep our trip cheaper and healthier :).

Thats about all from the Hilton menu-front, any amazing dishes you've tried recently?

Friday, September 2, 2011

One thing I forgot to mention

We purchased ANNUAL PASSES!!!
SO, if anyone is looking to go to Disneyland in the future, we would totally love to tag along and split the gas bill :)