I used to Menu Plan Monday quite a while ago. Since I'm trying to plan my menus again, I thought I would start participating again. My menu planning is very flexible. I go more for a list of things we'll eat this week rather than planning what meal will go on what day, unless I have other plans that require certain planning in order to get dinner on the table. Days I expect to be gone all day, for example, might do better as a crock pot day.
My menus are almost exclusively dairy free, or easily converted to dairy free. If I link to a recipe that has dairy in it, I intend to either omit the dairy (ie. skip the sprinkling of cheese on top) or substitute a dairy free alternative. I use Enriched Rice Dream Original in place of milk, when necessary. For butter, I use Earth Balance Buttery Spread in a red container because it is both dairy and soy free. My menus are NOT soy free. I have a mild soy allergy so I do limit it as much as I can; however, I find not eliminating it altogether helps me maintain my dairy free diet, which is crucial.
Here's my dinner plan this week:
Monday: Slow Cooker Beef Stew, Homemade Bread
Tuesday: Popcorn Chicken, Homemade JoJos, Corn on the Cob
Wednesday: General Tao Chicken, Rice, Broccoli & Cauliflower
Friday: Shrimp Scampi, WW Linguine, Homemade Pesto Sauce (omit Parmesan)
Saturday: Meatloaf, Rice Pilaf, Peas
Sunday: Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup, Tortilla Chips