Sunday, May 2, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 5/2-5/8

Last week’s menus were delicious! I stuck with simple, family favorite meals.  I really need to work at finding new meal combinations or new recipes to try because the same old meals are getting old!  The weather keeps “yo-yoing”!  We have several days of summer weather with no rain and then we have several days with below average temperatures and rain with wind. Just when I feel like doing lots of grilling and lighter meals, the weather makes think of a big bowl of soup with homemade bread!

Last week’s grocery shopping was a big shopping trip. Hopefully I calculated things correctly so I will just have to a staples run (milk, produce) these next couple of weeks before payday.  We are still working at paying down some unexpected debt.  We went from getting new windows to having both of our vehicles at the mechanic’s shop for several different items. We went from having no issues with anything to having a “mudslide” happen and trying to prioritize everything that is a occurring has been interesting to say the least.

Hopefully at the end of the week, I will be able to get some long overdue baking done.  The weather is be at a “cool stage” so instead of running the furnace I’ll just run the oven! J Each week, I have been working at keeping some kind of sweet item and bread item available for my crew to have during the week. It would be nice to get a big stash of items done so that I don’t have to work a time in each week to bake something.

This week’s meals are more of my simple, family favorite meals.  Things are going to be busy around our house this week as it appears that each evening there is something going on!  Monday, hubby has bible study; Tuesday, I have bible study and hubby is having friends over to watch the Red Wings/Sharks game; Wednesday and Thursday night, hubby has first aid certification class and then Friday and Saturday look clear at the moment but that could change as the week progresses.

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 really plan his lunches. I just take the next container of leftovers in the stack in the fridge that I have prepared ahead of time.

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Sunday (5-2)
Breakfast: eggs, hash browns, sausage or steak and chocolate donuts
Lunch: pizza
Dinner:  McDonald’s (after church)

Monday (5-3)
Breakfast: cereal and donuts
Lunch: leftovers

Tuesday (5-4)
Breakfast:  waffles and sausage
Lunch: lunchables
Dinner:  grilled chicken, seasoned pan fries, and green beans
Snack: popcorn and bbq smokies for munchies during the game

Wednesday (5-5)
Breakfast:  bagels and cereal
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: chicken club sandwiches, French fries and carrot sticks

Thursday (5-6)
Breakfast: French Toast and sausage
Lunch: pizza
Dinner:  roasted chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, and corn
Snack: snack basket                                                       

Friday (5-7)
Breakfast: cereal and toaster strudel
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: chili, rice and homemade corn muffins
Snack: ice cream

Saturday (5-8)
Breakfast:  Your Choice
Lunch: ????
Dinner: Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes, corn and biscuits
Snack: popcorn or snack basket

1 comment:

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

the weather here has been CraZY! I heard the weather casters in the area have a joke:

What follows two days of rain?

A Monday!

Seems to be the trend around here lately.