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Menu Plan May 9-15

10 May

It is amazing how much menu planning simplifies my life.  I feel so much more in control of my week just by knowing what we will be eating!  That said here is what we will be having this week:

Monday:

  • Breakfast: Leftover Waffles, Fruit, Milk
  • Lunch: Spalding’s Southwest Beans and Rice
  • Dinner: Frozen Pizza-yeap it was one of those nights.  Major studying for my Hebrew exam. 😉 

Tuesday:

  • Breakfast: Coco Wheats, Bananas, Milk
  • Lunch: Leftover Beans and Rice
  • Dinner: Beef Enchiladas these are a favorite of ours especially during busy seasons. 🙂   
  • To Do: Thaw Chicken

Wednesday:

  • Breakfast: Rice Pudding
  • Lunch: Leftover Enchiladas
  • Dinner: Chicken Casserole of some sort.  Bake chicken. 
  • To Do: Bake Herb bread.

Thursday:

  • Breakfast: English Muffins, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit
  • Lunch: Salad and Sandwiches
  • Dinner: Chicken Stir Fry
  • To Do: Make Pudding

Friday:

  • Breakfast: Oatmeal, Fruit
  • Lunch: Leftovers or Sandwiches
  • Dinner: Spaghetti, Bread, and Broccoli

Saturday:

  • Breakfast: Sausage and Pancakes
  • Lunch: Grilled Cheese, Veggie Sticks
  • Dinner: Leftovers

Sunday:

Menu Plan May 2-8

3 May

Monday:

  • Breakfast: Cream of Wheat, Fruit
  • Lunch: Kale, Potatoes, Sausage
  • Dinner:  Out with Friends 🙂 
  • To Do: Thaw Pork Chops

Tuesday:

  • Breakfast: Oatmeal, Fruit.  
  • Lunch: Hummus with Veggie Sticks 
  • Dinner: Friends coming over! 🙂  PorkChops Perfect, Lemon Basil Carrots,  Baked Potatoes with fixings, homemade rolls, Chocolate Cake. 
  • To Do: Make Herb Bread, Rolls, Dessert. Tuesday is baking day this week! 🙂 

Wednesday:

  • Breakfast: Pumpkin Chip Muffins (can you believe we are still eating on that pumpkin that’s in the freezer?), Fruit.   
  • Lunch: Grilled Cheese on Herb Bread, Fruit.   
  • Dinner: Chili Bake from Freezer

Thursday:

  • Breakfast: Homemade Yogurt with Granola and Fruit
  • Lunch: Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Fruit Salad, Yogurt
  • Dinner: Beef Patties with Mushroom Gravy, Noodles, Green Beans

Friday:

  • Breakfast: Smoothies and Pumpkin Muffins
  • Lunch: Tuna Casserole, Peas
  • Dinner: Eating Well Fish Casserole, Broccoli, Rice.

Saturday:

  • Breakfast: Waffles, Sausage.
  • Lunch: Quiche
  • Dinner: something from the freezer: I keep about 6 meals in the freezer to use during times of sickness or busyness.     

Sunday:

Menu Plan April 25-May 1

26 Apr

Monday:

  • Breakfast: Salsa Eggs, Fruit, Apple Muffins.
  • Lunch: Humus and carrots, salad
  • Dinner: Favorite Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Lemon-Basil Carrots-bad planning 2 vegetables of the same color-oh well!  I realized it a little late. 😉  Homemade Rolls (coming soon)
  • To Do: Thaw Roast 

Tuesday:

  • Breakfast: Yogurt, Apple Muffins, Grapes
  • Lunch: Creamy Veggie Chicken Soup, Homemade Rolls
  • Dinner: Crockpot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots-one of the easiest dinners in the world. 🙂 
  • To Do: Make Yogurt

Wednesday:

  • Breakfast: Fruit and Coco Wheats-if you haven’t ever made these you must!  They are great and kids love them!  THey are like cream of wheat with a little cocoa in them (you add the sugar and can adjust to your preferences.)  They are found next to oatmeal and cream of wheat in the grocery store.  
  • Lunch: Picnic with Friends 🙂  Probably PB & J and Veggie Sticks, hard-boiled eggs, or Ants on a Log 🙂 
  • Dinner: Small Group take something
  • To Do: Make Herb Bread

Thursday:

  • Breakfast: Homemade Yogurt with Granola and Fruit
  • Lunch: Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Fruit Salad, Yogurt
  • Dinner: Chicken Parmesan over Spaghetti, Salad, Sesame Italian Bread

Friday:

  • Breakfast: Smoothies and Muffins or Oatmeal
  • Lunch: Egg Salad Sandwiches-gotta use up all those hard-boiled eggs :), Veggie Sticks
  • Dinner: Hamburger Macaroni Skillet, Salad

Saturday:

  • I will be at home for my sister’s recital.  I am planning on leaving Brandon a Crockpot Minestrone Soup and Frozen Pizza to get him through the weekend without me.  🙂  We’ll see if I can keep him completely away from the Golden Arches. 🙂   

Sunday I’ll be back in time for dinner: Favorite Fish, Baked Potatoes (in my crockpot cooking during church), Green Beans.

Menu Plan April 17-24

18 Apr

Monday:

  • Breakfast: Quiche, Toast, Fruit
  • Lunch: Homemade Red Pepper Humus and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Tomato Bisque, Veggie Sticks
  • Dinner: Lasagna for Two, Sesame Garlic Bread, Broccoli for Brandon, Salad for Me 🙂
  • To Do: Make Bread, Dye Easter Eggs 😉 

Tuesday:

  • Breakfast: Homemade Yogurt with Homemade Granola
  • Lunch: Probably a Picnic of: PB & J, Veggie Sticks, Fruit
  • Dinner: Favorite Fish, Lemon-Basil Carrots, Baked Potatoes, Leeks (yeap we’ve tried them and we love them!) 

Wednesday:

Thursday:

  • Breakfast: Apple Cranberry Muffins, Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • Lunch: Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Fruit Salad, Yogurt
  • Dinner: Leftovers

Friday:

  • Breakfast: Smoothies and Muffins
  • Lunch: Egg Salad Sandwiches, Veggie Sticks
  • Dinner: Pork Chops Perfect, Sweet Potatoes, Mrs. Karen Green Beans
  • To Do: Make Easter Treats for Picnic at the Park and to take Home. Make Herb Bread

Saturday:

  • Breakfast: French Toast Apple Strata
  • Lunch: Leftovers
  • Dinner: @ the Park-Church Easter Egg Hunt.  Take food.

Sunday:

  • Breakfast: Leftovers
  • Easter Lunch and Dinner with Family!  Woooohhoooooo!! 🙂 

Menu Plan April 10-17

13 Apr

Monday:

Tuesday:

  • Breakfast: Fall Bread, Melon
  • Lunch: Kale, Potatoes, Sausage-yummy! 
  • Dinner: Frozen Pizza-don’t judge I have a Hebrew test! 😉  It was also bought very cheaply with a coupon.  🙂 

Wednesday:

  • Breakfast: Toast and Smoothies (recipes coming soon) 🙂 
  • Lunch: Leftovers or Sandwiches, Salad
  • Dinner: Ham with Pineapple, Acorn Squash, Broccoli.   
  • To Do: Hard Boil Eggs

Thursday:

Friday:

  • Breakfast: French Toast with Homemade Blueberry Topping 
  • Lunch: Butternut Squash Soup, Salad
  • Dinner: Turkey Chili with Black Beans, Homemade Bread 
  • To Do: Make Herb Bread  soak peas

Saturday:

Sunday:

Menu Plan March 28- April 3

29 Mar

 

Monday:

Tuesday:

  • Breakfast: Ham and Broccoli Quiche, Muffins
  • Lunch: Leftover Soup and Egg Salad
  • Dinner: Manicotti, Bread, Salad 
  • To Do: Hard Boil Eggs, thaw meat.

Wednesday:

  • Breakfast: Coco Wheats, Smoothies
  • Lunch: Stir Fry
  • Dinner: Pork Chops Perfect, Sweet Potatoes, Leeks-yes we are going to try Leeks this week!  Brandon can’t wait! 😉 
  • To Do: Thaw Meat

Thursday:

  • Breakfast: Apple French Toast Strata
  • Lunch: Salad
  • Dinner: Roast Chicken, Broccoli, Loaded Potatoes
  • To Do: Make Granola Bars

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday:

Menu Plan March 7-13

8 Mar

Wow did last week every fly by.  I can’t believe it’s time to plan menus for the week again.  This week we will be trying to increase our veggie intake.  Hope that goes well and Brandon doesn’t fuss too bad! 😉 

Monday:

  • Breakfast: Yogurt Cinnamon Muffins (coming soon), Scrambled Eggs, Fruit
  • Lunch: Chicken Noodle Soup from Mom-delicious, Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks
  • Dinner: Penne with Pesto Sauce, Parmesan Asparagus, Fruit Salad
  • To Do: Thaw Chicken

Tuesday:

  • Breakfast: Spinach Frittata, Muffins, Fruit
  • Lunch: Salad, Rice and Mushroom Soup (coming)  
  • Dinner: Baked Rosemary Lemon Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli, Homemade bread
  • To Do: Make homemade bread, yogurt, thaw ground round

Wednesday

Thursday:

Friday:

  • Breakfast: Sourdough Cinnamon-Raisin Bread
  • Lunch: Soup, Sandwiches
  • Dinner: Chicken Casserole of some type 🙂
  • To Do: Bake dessert of some type for Brandon

Saturday:

  • Breakfast: Blueberry Pancakes and Bacon
  • Lunch: Homemade Hamburger Helper, Salad
  • Dinner: Leftovers
  • To Do: bake for baby shower

Sunday:

  • Breakfast: Fall Bread, scrambled eggs, fruit salad
  • Lunch: Poppy-seed Chicken, broccoli. 
  • Dinner: Crock Pot Minestrone Soup, bread

Menu Plan Feb. 28-Mar. 5

28 Feb

 

This week we are looking forward to some simple meals and lots of good fellowship with friends and hopefully family this weekend.  We will also be experimenting a little with Whoppie Pies so I’ll have to keep you updated on how that goes. 🙂

Monday:

  • Breakfast: Sourdough Cranberry Bread (coming soon), Fruit Salad
  • Lunch: Sandwich, Veggie Sticks, Yogurt
  • Dinner: Small Group: Dinner with friends.  Take salad with homemade poppy-seed dressing.

Tuesday:

  • Breakfast: Coco Wheats, Fruit
  • Lunch: Turkey Chili and Salad
  • Dinner: Chicken Veggie Biscuit Casserole, Salad
  • To Do: Bake bread, make Pumpkin Butter,

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

  • Breakfast: Apple Raisin Rice Pudding
  • Lunch: Fish Casserole, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli
  • Dinner: Leftovers

Saturday:

  •  Breakfast: Spinach Frittata and Toast
  • Lunch: Stir Fry
  • Dinner: Baked Rosemary Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, salad.

Menu Plan Feb. 21-27

21 Feb

This week proves to be a busy one with my first Hebrew test on Tuesday.  We’ll be enjoying some simple meals, a couple of casseroles and plenty of yummy soup.  We were planning on eating Minestrone soup for a couple of lunches this week but I forgot to plug in the cord on the Crockpot.  We came home from church and everything was raw! 😦  This weekend I made some Herb Bread so we will be enjoying that for simple lunches this week.  (recipe to follow soon-it’s delicious!)

Monday:

  • breakfast: Cream of Wheat, Fruit
  • Lunch: Veggie Chicken Soup, Herb Bread
  • Dinner: Mexican Beef Macaroni and Cheese, Salad
  • to do: Make yogurt, thaw cooked turkey meat

Tuesday:

  • Breakfast: Homemade Yogurt and Granola with Fruit
  • Lunch: Sandwiches and Butternut Squash Soup
  • Dinner: Turkey Tetrazzini, Peas, Herb Bread
  • To Do: Thaw Sausage

Wednesday:

  • breakfast: Sausage Bake with Toast
  • Lunch: Leftover Mexican Beef Macaroni and Cheese
  • Dinner: Lentil Pot Pie (don’t tell Brandon it’s lentils) 🙂 
  • To do: Thaw porkchops

Thursday:

Friday:

  • breakfast: Leftover Apple French Toast and Sausage Bake
  • Lunch: Potato Pockets with Crockpot Turkey Chili
  • Dinner: Leftovers, Fruit Salad
  • To Do: Make Bread

Saturday:

  • B: Pancakes and Bacon
  • L: Chicken with Noodles and Mixed Vegetables
  • D: Lentil-Rice casserole, Salad

Sunday:

  • Breakfast: Leftovers, Fresh Fruit
  • Lunch: Stuffed Manicotti, Caesar Salad, Italian Bread
  • Dinner: Minestrone Soup with Bread

Menu Planning Monday Feb 7-13

7 Feb

This week we are looking forward to enjoying some meals with family.  We will also be keeping it fairly simple this week to allow more time for some spring organizing and closet cleaning.  🙂 

Monday:

  • Breakfast: Apple Cranberry Muffins, Smoothie for Brandon.  (He takes one with him a couple times a week drinks it in the car on the way to work.)
  • Lunch: Chicken, Veggie, and Biscuits Casserole,  Salad, Herb Bread.  
  • Dinner: Wild Rice and Turkey Crockpot Dish, Veggies, Herb Bread
  • To Do: Make Yogurt, Bake Herb Bread, Thaw Chicken.

February

  • Breakfast: Yogurt, Blueberries, Homemade Granola
  • Lunch: Leftovers
  • Dinner with Bryan and Renee (menu subject to change) 😉 : Baked Herb Chicken, Lemon-Basil Carrots, Green Beans, Bread, Apple Pie?
  • To Do: Bake Apple Pie

Wednesday:

  • Breakfast: Muffins, Cottage Cheese, Fruit.
  • Lunch: Chicken and Noodle Veggie Casserole
  • Dinner: Flavorful Fish, Mrs. Karen Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes.
  • To Do: Thaw 1/3 pound Hamburger

Thursday:

  • Breakfast: Orange Spice Rice Pudding
  • Lunch: Hamburger Macaroni Skillet, Veggies.
  • Dinner: leftovers
  • To Do: Thaw hamburger, sausage.

Friday:

  • Breakfast: French Toast, Bacon, Fruit.
  • Lunch: Beef Enchiladas
  • Dinner: Lentil Rice Casserole

Saturday:

  • Breakfast: Apple Puffed Oven Pancake
  • Lunch: Leftovers
  • Dinner: Beef Barley Stew, Grilled Cheese

Sunday:

  • Breakfast: Cream of Wheat and Fruit
  • Lunch: Fettucine Alfredo with Broccoli and Chicken, Carrots
  • Dinner: Chilli, Buttermilk Cornbread (at the bottom of the page), Veggie Sticks and Dip

 In case you are wondering our menu often changes in regards to when we have a certain meal.  🙂  For example, sometimes we decide to make Thursdays meal on Wednesday night instead.  The menu is great because I don’t have to dream things up on the spot.  I look at it in the morning and know exactly what we are having for supper or if that doesn’t sound good at the moment I’ll just switch it out for another day.