Sunday, January 24, 2016

Menu Plan Monday

Falling into a bit of a menu rut over here, as is typical for most families.  I shall have to work harder to find some new breakfast ideas especially!  It may be time to go back to non-traditional breakfasts, and see if I can sell the kiddos on them.

Here is the plan for the week.

Monday (beef)
Breakfast: pumpkin bread pudding
Lunch: sunbutter and jelly
Dinner: shephard's pie

Tuesday (pork)
Breakfast: breakfast hash
Lunch: leftover shephard's pie
Dinner: cider pulled pork roast, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots

Wednesday (fish)
Breakfast: bacon, sauteed veggies
Lunch: pulled pork
Dinner: fish sticks, peas, raspberry applesauce

Thursday (turkey)
Breakfast: zucchini muffins
Lunch: veg chili
Dinner: with dad

Friday (vegan)
Breakfast: turkey sausage and biscuits
Lunch: turkey meatballs
Dinner: eggplant ragu over quinoa pasta

Saturday (beef)
Breakfast: waffles, berry syrup
Lunch: mango, black bean, quinoa salad
Dinner: burgers, roasted beets, peaches

Sunday (pork)
Breakfast: oatmeal
Lunch: with dad
Dinner: dijon pork chops, green beans, cherries

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Menu Plan Monday

I know it's a day early.  I have been menu planning on Monday and grocery shopping on Tuesday for years.  I love having the store to myself.  Now, being a working mama, I am back to shopping on the weekend with the rest of the world.  Which means the menu plan must be done in time to hit the grocery on Sunday.  And I have to share the isles again...

So here it is, my plan for preserving some degree of sanity during the coming week.

Monday (turkey)
Breakfast:  quinoa berry breakfast porridge
Lunch: fish sticks
Dinner: chili bake

Tuesday (vegan)
Breakfast: turkey sausage, potatoes obrien
Lunch: mulligatawny soup
Dinner: crockpot squash soup, kale salad with apples and pomegranate

Wednesday (beef)
Breakfast: blondies, green smoothie
Lunch: sunbutter and jelly
Dinner: chipotle shephard's pie

Thursday (pork)
Breakfast: quinoa granola with coconut milk yogurt
Lunch: beans and weenies
Dinner: sausage spinach and tomato soup

Friday (fish)
Breakfast: breakfast sandwich
Lunch: ham "lunchable"
Dinner: shrimp stir fry

Saturday (turkey)
Breakfast: waffles with berry syrup (These are seriously no fail waffles- I love the tutorial.)
Lunch: salmon melt
Dinner: meatballs, green beans, spiced peaches

Sunday (vegan)
Breakfast: turkey bacon, bagels
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: two bean chili, cornbread

As always, the links are to the original recipe as often as possible and do not reflect the changes I make to fit our dietary restrictions.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Menu Plan Monday

First week on the new job this week, and something on the calendar for every night!  This kind of crazy is what meal plans are made for.  Shop ahead of time so all of the ingredients are ready, and then no thinking about what to to make- just throw together what's on the plan.  It helps bring a little calm to the crazy. The goal with this week's plan was to keep it fast and easy.

Monday (pork)
Breakfast: orange muffins
Lunch: beef stew
Dinner: crock pot cranberry pork, peas

Tuesday (fish)
Breakfast: pork sausage and choice of frozen muffins
Lunch: leftover pork OR pepperoni lunchables
Dinner: fish sticks, mixed veggies, raspberry applesauce

Wednesday (turkey)
Breakfast: pumpkin muffins
Lunch: sunbutter and jelly
Dinner: mulligatawny soup, cornbread

Thursday (vegan)
Breakfast: turkey sausage, sweet potato hash
Lunch: beans and weenies
Dinner: black bean enchiladas

Friday (beef)
Breakfast: "nothing beets cherry" muffins
Lunch: hummus wraps OR leftover enchiladas
Dinner: crockpot mongolian beef, cauliflower rice

Saturday (pork)
Breakfast: waffles with three berry syrup
Lunch: leftover mongolian beef
Dinner: orange ginger pork chops

Sunday (fish)
Breakfast: bacon cheddar muffins
Lunch: on your own
Dinner: baked tuna biscuit melts, green beans

Monday, January 4, 2016

Meal Plan Monday

I've been so busy surviving the tumultuous change over here, that I haven't been posting.  Still meal planning (usually) though, because it really does reduce the stress in my life.  No staring into the cabinet at hungry o'clock trying to decide what to make.  Is it just my brain that shuts down when hungry?

So, time to start sharing again.  Here's this week's plan:

Monday (vegan)
Breakfast: turkey sausage, Nothing Beets Cherry muffins
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: eggplant ragu, quinoa pasta, spiced peaches

Tuesday (beef)
Breakfast: raspberry ginger muffins
Lunch: sunbutter and jelly
Dinner: beef stew, green beans

Wednesday (pork)
Breakfast: pineapple muffins
Lunch: beef stew OR beans and weenies
Dinner: pork basil burgers, roasted beets, mango applesauce

Thursday (fish)
Breakfast: bacon, potatoes o'brien
Lunch: pepperoni "lunchables"
Dinner: shrimp stir fry over cauliflower rice, brown sugar bourbon cherries

Friday (turkey)
Breakfast: zucchini muffins
Lunch: hummus wrap
Dinner: meatballs, fries, peas

Saturday (vegan)
Breakfast: sweet potato hash
Lunch: meatballs
Dinner: pizza

Sunday (beef)
Breakfast: waffles
Lunch: sniffle soup, salad
Dinner: tacos

As always, links are to original recipes, and may not reflect changes I make to allow for dietary restrictions.