Monday, March 30, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 3/29-4/4

Last week's menu planwent pretty smoothly despite the fact that I moved dinners around to different days to fit what our schedule was during the day. Even though I plan three meals and a snack daily, I write the plans down in pencil so if something comes up during the day or plans just need to be changed I can change what is written down with just an eraser and pencil.

This week’s shopping trip was purchasing items that I need for meals along with starting my spring/summer entertaining stockpile. My hubby and I love to have friends over during nice weather for barbecuing so I start working at making sure that I have things available for those events. My hubby has a tendency to call people at the last minute(day before wanting them over) so having a stockpile of drinks, snacks and paper products on hand makes those times less stressful for me.

This week’s menus are going to be some of my fix and forget it or less labor intensive meals because it is a busy week with LOTS of extra-curricular items on the agenda. This week starts spring soccer practice for two of my boys on two different nights! My hubby is starting to be involved in a men’s mentoring group on alternate Monday nights which starts this week! Also four out of five kids go in for their every 6 months dentist appt this week on Thursday. On Saturday this week we will be having friends over as to whether they are going to be here for lunch or dinner has yet to be set so I am leaving those meals open for more discussion.

Lunches listed are for the kids & me. Unless we are having leftovers, our lunches are served with apple slices or baby carrots along with fruit juice or water. Hubby usually takes a dinner leftover along with various snacks for his work lunch.

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Sunday (3-29)

Breakfast: eggs, sausage or bacon, hash browns, and cinnamon rolls

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: Arby’s after church

Snack: snack basket

Monday (3-30)

Breakfast: cereal, toaster strudel

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: roast, carrots and potatoes

Snack: snack basket or yogurt

Tuesday (3-31)

Breakfast: waffles and sausage

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: homemade pizza

Snack: cookies & milk

Wednesday (4-1)

Breakfast: bagels, eggs and yogurt

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: oven fried chicken served with pan fries and corn

Snack: snack basket

Thursday (4-2)

Breakfast: French Toast(from freezer)

Lunch: Bob Evans--out to lunch with Grandma

Dinner: spaghetti served with garlic toast and a fresh veggie tray

Snack: snack basket

Friday (4-3)

Breakfast: cereal and toaster strudel

Lunch: sandwiches & chips

Dinner: chicken club sandwiches served with french fries and corn

Snack: ice cream night

Saturday (4-4)

Breakfast: “Cook’s Choice”



Snack: snack basket or popcorn


Sherry said...

Yummy and easy! That is my kind of menu! :D

Great idea on having things already stocked for impromptu hosting. :D

mjpuzzlemom said...

Looks like a good plan.. breakfast and lunch here are usually cereal and leftovers at lunch ( or sandwiched or fruit & yogurt )