Monday, January 11, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 1/10-1/16

I made it through the first full week of the New Year and so did the menu for last week!  It felt so good to have a menu planned it definitely reduced the stress I had been feeling in the kitchen.

I did some grocery shopping to get through this week’s meals.   I didn’t do much shopping as I have food that needs to get used up before the month is over.  One of my goals for this year is to only shop twice a month so you will be seeing many menus where I am using what I have on hand rather than going grocery shopping.  Along with only shopping twice per month, I am going to work at trying TWO new to family meals each month so that I can increase our family favorite meals list.  Some of the items on the current list are becoming not so favorite any more due to overuse.  I am trying deconstructed chicken cordon bleu, a new to the family recipe this week!  It should be interesting as it is something that we have enjoyed already premade from the store and I have tried to copycat the premade recipe but it is time consuming so I am hoping that the family loves this new and seemingly easy way.

This week’s meals are simple meals.  It is a bit of a busy week as hubby has a work related conference for three days.  Thankfully the conference is here in town so he will be home in the evenings but not totally sure on how many dinner meals he will be eating with us.  So when that is the case, I go for simple meals that the kids can help me put together.

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.  

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 (1-10)
Breakfast: eggs, sausage & steak, hash browns, and cinnamon rolls
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner:  McDonald’s(after church)
Snack: snack basket

Monday (1-11)
Breakfast: cereal and cinnamon rolls
Dinner: homemade chicken noodle soup and homemade bread
Snack: snack basket

Tuesday (1-12)
Breakfast:  waffles and sausage
Lunch: leftovers--spaghetti
Dinner: baked lemon pepper chicken, served with boiled potatoes, and corn
Snack: snack basket

Wednesday (1-13)
Breakfast:  bagels and cereal
Lunch: leftovers—pizza subs
Dinner:  deconstructed chicken cordon bleu (new recipe), served with mashed potatoes, peas and biscuits
Snack: snack basket

Thursday (1-14)
Breakfast:  French Toast and sausage
Lunch: sandwiches & chips
Dinner:  chicken nuggets/fish sandwiches served with French fries and corn
Snack: snack basket

Friday (1-15)
Breakfast:  cereal and toast
Lunch: Book-It Lunch—free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut
Dinner: Taco Bar
Snack: ice cream night

Saturday (1-16)
Breakfast:  Your Choice
Lunch: ????
Snack: popcorn

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