Sunday, July 26, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 7/26-8/1

Last week's menu plans went off without too much trouble despite not having many leftovers to use for hubby’s lunch. He only had to get takeout food once the whole week! We ended up at my parents’ house on Friday night so I once again brought dinner to feed 11 people. I still haven’t gotten down that 6 chicken breasts are NOT going to feed 11 people no matter how you slice them. It really would help if my parents did some kind of grocery shopping! I thought taking over to my mom some of the sheets I use to organize my grocery shopping would help her out. I guess I need to take it a bit further and actually do some shopping for her.

This week my shopping trip was picking up a few deals and getting what I forgot last week to complete some meals. Now I really need to get motivated and get a couple of weeks of menus done so that I can see where and how the food will get used up.

This week’s menus are kid friendly meals as my hubby will be working late at work. This is a major deadline for a work project so everyone that is on hubby’s work team is coming into town to get the work done, which means he will have some 12-14 hour days at work. When hubby has these kinds of weeks, I enjoy making things that hubby doesn’t really prefer but the kids enjoy to eat.

I didn’t get much in the way of baking done last week because the weather really didn’t want to cooperate! It was just too hot to think about baking! So I grated up my zucchini into 4-2 cup bags and put in the freezer to pull out to make into bread later when it is cooler. I still need to do the requested orange juice muffins!

I did try a new recipe last week!! I made some fresh strawberry muffins for the first time! My oldest son and I thought they were yummy!! The rest of the family said they were alright but it wasn’t a favorite, so I shared some with friends and my parents and put the rest in the freezer for oldest son and me to pull for quick breakfasts or snacks.

For this week’s lunches (that are listed below), are for the kids and me! Unless we are having leftovers, our lunches are served with apple slices or carrot sticks along with fruit juice or water. Hubby usually takes a dinner leftover along with various snacks for his work lunch so I don’t take the time to plan his lunches. He just takes the next oldest leftover on the stack in the fridge. This week there isn’t much in the way of leftovers so I think hubby will have at least one day out for lunch and cold sandwiches for another day!

A special thanks to Laura-Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday! Need help with your menus; go check the over 300 other delicious meal plans that have been linked at Laura-Organizing Junkie’s site or look down in my right sidebar for my menu suggestion lists!

Sunday (7-26)

Breakfast: eggs, sausage(kids) or steak(hubby), hash browns, and jiffy muffins(box)

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: fish or chicken tender sandwiches served with fries

Snack: snack basket

Monday (7-27)

Breakfast: cereal and toaster strudel

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: chicken pot pie and homemade bread

Snack: snack basket

Tuesday (7-28)

Breakfast: waffles and sausage

Lunch: sandwich & chips

Dinner: Salisbury steak served with mashed taters and corn

Snack: snack basket

Wednesday (7-29)

Breakfast: bagels, cereal, eggs

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: sliced ham served with mac & cheese, and peas

Snack: snack basket

Thursday (7-30)

Breakfast: French toast and sausage

Lunch: sandwich & chips

Dinner: homemade pizza

Snack: snack basket

Friday (7-31)

Breakfast: cereal and toast

Lunch: sandwich & chips

Dinner: chicken club sandwiches served with seasoned pan fries and corn

Snack: ice cream night

Saturday (8-1)

Breakfast: “Cook’s Choice”

Lunch: ??? parents’ house

Dinner: ??? parents’ house

Snack: snack basket or popcorn


AudreyO said...

What kind of meat do you use for the salisbury steak? I've not had one of those since I was a kid and I remember not liking it for some reason.

Becca said...

Chicken tender sandwiches are like...the best food ever!!!!! If only my family agreed....