Monday, August 10, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 8/9-8/15

Last week's menu plans went off without too much trouble. Despite on Thursday leaving the full dinner prepping to my 13 yo and 10 yo boys as I was sitting in the local children’s hospital radiology department waiting for results of x-rays of my 2 yo son’s foot! We found out that he has a broken foot! Not sure as to the when and how of the break but he is now sporting a green colored waterproof fiberglass cast on his right foot. I was able to come home from the hospital and fix my plate so I could eat to head out to my church’s last night of VBS. It rained on Saturday so we stayed home and didn’t head over to my parents. It was refreshing not to have to worry about that for a week. For Saturday’s dinner I used up the leftover roast to make some beef gravy over noodles so that made for a quick and easy, low stress meal.

This week my shopping trip was picking up some great deals along with items to complete some meals for the week. I kept my out of pocket total to under $100 and even got some free items!

This week’s menus are quick and easy kid friendly meals! This week is Vacation Bible School (VBS) at a church around the corner from us. The kids went there last year and enjoyed it so they are going to go again this year. Also this week, my hubby is working long hours at work so he will not be eating dinner meals with us every night so I did my planning around what the kids would enjoy the most and what would be easy to do to get to VBS on time. On Wednesday evening, I will be cooking not only for my family but also for at least 4 more adults (2 of which are vegetarians) as hubby’s work team will be joining us. So I am planning on making a spaghetti dinner with two different sauces to top the noodles along with a salad and garlic toast.

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 fresh fruit 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.

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 (8-9)

Breakfast: eggs, sausage, hash browns, and donuts

Lunch: mini pizzas

Dinner: McDonalds after church

Snack: snack basket

Monday (8-10)

Breakfast: cereal and donuts

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: goulash and corn muffins

Snack: snack basket

Tuesday (8-11)

Breakfast: waffles and sausage

Lunch: sandwich & chips

Dinner: smothered chicken served with pan fries and corn

Snack: snack basket

Wednesday (8-12)

Breakfast: bagels, cereal, eggs

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: spaghetti dinner served with fresh leafy green salad and garlic toast

Snack: snack basket

Thursday (8-13)

Breakfast: Pancakes and sausage

Lunch: sandwich & chips

Dinner: homemade pizza or Pizza Hut (using free personal pan coupons from summer reading program)

Snack: snack basket

Friday (8-14)

Breakfast: cereal and toast

Lunch: sandwich & chips

Dinner: chicken n’ gravy, served with rice, peas and biscuits

Snack: snack basket

Saturday (8-15)

Breakfast: “Cook’s Choice”

Lunch: ???

Dinner: grilled burgers served with chips and fresh veggie tray (having friends over for dinner!)

Snack: ice cream or popsicles


Rona's Home Page said...

Leftovers make great lunches.
Sorry to read about your son's foot. I hope the waiting room wait wasn't too long.
You have a terrific menu planned

shopannies said...

I love this menu

Sherry said...

Oh, no! Sorry to hear about your son's foot. :(