Monday, April 13, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 4/12-4/18

Last week's menu plan went pretty smoothly!  I am feeling pretty good about handling meal prep throughout the day so that meals are ready to eat by 5pm each day because of soccer or drama practice.  We haven’t had to grab take out yet because of my “slipping” up and not having something ready to eat in time. YEAH!

This week’s shopping trip was purchasing items that I need for meals as I am working at doing a pantry & freezer spring cleaning event for the month of April. My spring cleaning event is going well! You can read an update of the last eleven days here.  Yesterday, I took a bag of items that I bought but decided I was not going to use after all to my church’s food pantry to help those families that are faced with unemployment. Anyone else looking to do spring cleaning in their pantry & freezer? I would love for you to leave me a comment!

This week’s menus is the second full week of my spring cleaning event so that means meals are starting to get a little creative in nature. I still need to keep things relatively simple this week as it is another busy week of practices. I have LOTS of browned ground beef in the freezer but not a lot of chicken so I am going to be looking for some good ground beef recipes that isn’t tacos, spaghetti or chili! Anyone have some good ideas??

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.

A special thanks to Laura-Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday! Need help with your menus; go check the over 400 other delicious meal plans that have been linked at Laura-Organizing Junkie'ssite or look down in my right sidebar for my menu suggestion lists! 

Sunday (4-12)

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

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: roasted pork loin, served with mashed potatoes & gravy, and green beans

Snack: snack basket


Monday (4-13)

Breakfast: cereal, toaster strudel, yogurt

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: chicken rice casserole served with homemade bread

Snack: snack basket


Tuesday (4-14)

Breakfast:  French Toast and sausage

Lunch: sandwiches & chips

Dinner:  ???maybe leftover pork loin???

Snack: snack basket


Wednesday (4-15)

Breakfast: bagels, eggs and yogurt

Lunch: chicken nuggets and hashbrowns

Dinner: roast, carrots and potatoes

Snack: cookies & milk 

Thursday (4-16)

Breakfast: mini cinnamon bites, eggs and yogurt

Lunch: sandwich & chips

Dinner:  homemade pizza

Snack: snack basket


Friday (4-17)

Breakfast: cereal and banana bread

Lunch: out with Grandma to celebrate her birthday!

Dinner: grilled burgers served with fries and corn

Snack: ice cream night                                          

Saturday (4-18)  

Breakfast: “Cook’s Choice”

Lunch:  ???

Dinner:  ??? maybe shredded beef sandwiches with the leftover roast!

Snack:  snack basket  or popcorn






jsprik said...

see i don't do breakfast and lunch menu because the fam doesn't do breakfast and i'm the only one here during the day, but this looks great!

Rona's Home Page said...

Our church just started a food bank.
I try to purchase a few items to drop off.
You have some terrific meals planned for this week.
Happy MPM!