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Menu Plan Monday - April 16

Here's this weeks poll Question - Paper or Plastic? Which do you choose and why? I prefer to get paper bags, especially when we go to Henry's Farmers Market or Whole Foods Store. I like to use the paper bags for wrapping my books and CDs for mailing. (I belong to Paperback Swap, SwapCD, BookMooch, Frugal Reader)

*Will post this recipe later in the week.

Caesar Parmesan Shrimp with Brown Rice, Mixed Greens Salad

Tilapia Fillets Packets with Red Peppers, Brown Rice

Pinto and Ham Soup

Beef and Chicken Fajitas, Whole Wheat Wraps

Crockpot Chicken with Veggies*

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas


annie said…
Your menu looks great!
♥ Annie
My Life as Annie!
~Melissa~ said…
The Tilapia sounds wonderful!

To answer your question, we choose a variety of bags - usually we carry our own canvas bags to the grocery. If I know I'm going to need to wrap a package, I'll ask for paper - and sometimes we need a few plastic bags for our cat litter.
Posh Mama said…
your menu ALWAYS looks do good!
Sherry said…
Can I get the recipe for Caesar Parmesan Shrimp with Brown Rice? Sounds oh so good!

I use paperbackswap too and just love it!

I hate to admit I use plastic bags. I know they take forever to deteriorate, but to help a LITTLE, I do re-use them all at least once. My dh uses them for lunch bags or we use them for garbage bags or for the kids to carry their toys from place to place!

I did purchase some re-usable pretty bags from Farmer Jack, but I would need about 15 of them to hold all of my groceries. *sigh*

Have a terrific week!

Julieann said…
Your menu looks great:) Yummy Enchiladas!!

I like paper and plastic--plastic for my bathroom trash cans and paper for covering books:) I also use the paper for crafts with my daughter.

Your menu looks great! Very healthy!

I use paper unless I need plastic bags for our dog.
Katie said…
Your menu sounds great! Especially the cesar parmesan shrimp, and the fajitas!! Yummy! Your menus always sound so great!!
Q&Q said…
Hey Rona I could definitely eat at your home! Lovely menu. Have a great week!
Jammy said…
Wow a lot of people eat that tilapia. I never have had it, but I am getting intrigued! ;-)

Hi Rona!
Thanks for stopping by! I just wanted to let you know that I posted the recipes...there are two different versions I use. You can pass these recipes to anyone you would like!


BTW: You menu is making me hungry!
Granny said…
PAPER! And it has absolutely nothing to do with post-use. It's the only way I can get home with all the items still in the bag. I could probably lose 20 pounds if I went to plastic, chasing all the cans and bottles that get dumped out of the plastic and roll around on the floor of the Suburban. But no thanks, I'd prefer not to have to do that kind of work :-)
Joyful Days said…
You have some great meals coming this week!
Sandra said…
Great menu :)

I always pick plastic bags because I use them for a number of things at home. :)

Jules said…
Delicious sounding menu!
An Ordinary Mom said…
Your menu never ceases to amaze me!

I switch back and forth between paper and plastic, depending on what I need at the time.

Happy cooking and happy eating!
~yolanda said…
Hey Rona,

I use paper when I go to Whole Foods because I like the bags with handles. They are so sturdy. I use plastic when I go to the grocery store and I use them for trash bags in the bathroom and whenever I am decluttering a room around the house.
Kim said…
Mmmmm...Caeser Parmesean Shrimp sounds good. Thanks for visiting my blog. I always like visitors. It's always good to find a homeschooling mom. I was a homeschooled student many years ago from the time I started the 3rd grade until I went to college. Have a great day!
Yuuummmm! Looks like a YUMMY week! I also belong to PBS and use the paperbags for wrapping to mail. Use the plastic bags as packing stabilizer for larger boxes.

However, my grocery store gives a 6 cent credit to the user who brings in their old bags to reuse. It's usually only about 50 cents, but it DOES add up!
Melonie said…
I go 50/50. I request paper about half the time so I can use them for storing mixed paper for recycling. When I get plastic, I reuse them in the bathroom trashcans rather than buying trashbags for those little cans. I haven't bought liners for the little cans in close to 10 years!

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