Sunday, April 5, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 4/5-4/11

Last week's menu plan went pretty smoothly despite the busyness of the week!Now that spring soccer and church drama practice is in full swing for three out of five kids, I think I have a pretty good handle on getting meals ready before that 4pm hour hits each day.

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. I have been in need of using different items that I have stockpiled before they expire so April is going to be my month to get rid of those items. 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 first full week of my spring cleaning event. I chose seven dinner meals out of the eleven meals that I have listed from the items that I have on hand to use. I have everything on hand that I need for this week, the only items from the store I will need is milk. I am also keeping things relatively simple this week as it is another busy week of practices.

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 (4-5)

Breakfast: eggs, sausage or bacon, hash browns, and jiffy muffins

Lunch: pizza rolls

Dinner: breaded chicken tenders served with fries and corn

Snack: snack basket

Monday (4-6)

Breakfast: cereal, toaster strudel, yogurt

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: spaghetti and garlic toast (I made enough for two meals last week—instead of putting it in the freezer I am just going to do another meal.)

Snack: snack basket

Tuesday (4-7)

Breakfast: waffles and sausage

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: homemade chicken pot pie served with homemade bread

Snack: cookies & milk

Wednesday (4-8)

Breakfast: mini cinnamon bites, eggs and yogurt

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: Taco Bar

Snack: snack basket

Thursday (4-2)

Breakfast: Pancakes

Lunch: pizza rolls

Dinner: skillet pork chops served with rice and peas or salad

Snack: snack basket

Friday (4-3)

Breakfast: cereal and banana bread

Lunch: sandwich & chips

Dinner: cube steak served with baked potatoes and corn

Snack: ice cream night

Saturday (4-4)

Breakfast: “Cook’s Choice”

Lunch: frozen mini pizzas

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

Snack: snack basket or popcorn


Sherry said...

Great looking meal plan! :D

Suzanne said...

I like the idea of using your stockpiled food. I hadn't even thought about including the items I need to rotate! Great looking menu!