Sunday, May 1, 2016

Weekly Menu, May 1

Once again, the week went way too fast and I didn't get half of what I wanted to finished. The menu was only a little altered as the week progressed, most notedly Saturday night. It was supposed to be roast, but I didn't even look at it and pull out ground beef to make burgers. I was putting dinner on the table and my husband observed that his favorite meal EVER was not happening like it was supposed to. Consequently, you will notice it reappears in the menu this week. We'll see if it happens this time.

A couple new meal attempts this week, but nothing much. Things are getting really crazy as we approach the end of the school year (we only have 3 more weeks of school before summer starts here). This weekend I have been working on foods to serve my daughters school teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. We are doing that tomorrow morning, phew, and then my son's school has a breakfast on Wednesday that I'm helping with. I keep crossing my fingers that things will calm down "after that" but we'll see.



Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Sunday
biscuits & jam
sausage patty
grilled cheese
carrots
Pizza
Salad
Monday
pancakes
eggs

CC & jam sandwich
chips
fruit cup
roast
potatoes
peas
Tuesday
banana muffins

PBJ
pretzels
apple slices
Dinner with Grandpa
Wednesday
bfast burrito
PBN graham crackers
cheesy goldfish
strawberries
cheesy chicken
rice
broccoli
Thursday
pancakes
sausage links
Cheese & Ham skewers
grapes
crackers
mac n cheese
fish
carrots
Friday
biscuit sandwiches
PBJ sandwich
cantelope
chips
beef taquitos
corn
beans
Saturday
welsh bfast cakes
strawberries
PB cracker rounds
apple slices
goldfish
Salisbury steak meatballs
mashed potatoes
green beans

Should be a nice, easy week. I'm particularly looking forward to the taquitos. My absolute favorite tortilleria had small corn tortillas recently and I wanted to try them out. Can't wait to see how they turn out. Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Weekly Menu, 4/24

Wow, I almost didn't make it! It's been a rough few weeks with illness around here, which has kept me from getting much of anything done. My dishes and laundry are almost caught up though, so there's that. My daughter was hit last week. I thought she was on the mend, and then she crashed again at the end of the week. My son also crashed at the end of the week and is still struggling to get healthy. It's made it a little challenging to stick to the menu, although I'm doing better than I thought with some small adjustments along the way.

The Chicken Lazone we tried last week was a bust. The chicken was too salty, the sauce too thin and bland. Maybe if I liked it overall, I'd try to improve my technique on it, but it's not worth it for us. My family gave me the thumbs down so we're moving on.

This week I want to try a Mongolian beef recipe from Favorite Family Recipes. I love chinese food and have become increasingly disappointed with take-out. I hope this recipe works out. Otherwise I'm sticking to the basics so I can focus on getting everyone healthy and happy.




Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Sunday
bagel with sausage and egg
pizza and ice cream at the fair
Saute Chicken
butter pasta
broccoli
Monday
honey cheerios
scrambled eggs
crackers
apple juice

Ravioli and meat sauce
green beans
Tuesday
biscuits and jam
sausage patty
Grahams & PB
apple slices
goldfish crackers
Tacos/quesadillas
corn
refried beans
Wednesday
pancakes
blueberries

PBJ
applesauce
chips
Mongolian beef (recipe trial)
rice
broccoli
Thursday
banana muffins
HB eggs
CC & jam bagel
yogurt
graham sticks
calzones w/frozen dough
salad
Friday
breakfast burritos
strawberries
PBN sandwich
watermelon
saltines

Date Night
Saturday
French toast
bacon
eggs
grilled cheese
chips
apple slices
roast
mashed potatoes
peas

Because of my late post, I haven't linked any of the recipes. If I get some time this week, and that might just happen, I will come back and link up the recipes where possible. Hope everyone had a great start to the week!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Weekly Menu, April 17

It has been crazy around here. I keep waiting for it to calm down, but I'm sure that's just wishful thinking. It feels like someone has been sick here all year, or at least since October. It's never the same thing, or the same person, but our schedule keeps getting mixed up.  I am also still learning about all the activities that come with a school-age child. Spring carnivals and special peoples days, field trips and class parties. Stuff is always going on, which is a lot of fun, but can be super tiring to keep up with. I hope I get better at all this.

I'm not complaining, I promise. We are having so much fun with school and all the awesome learning and exploring that comes with it. I'm just trying to get the hang of it all. Last week, the menu went alright, but I definitely had to make adjustments along the way. I don't make lasagna often, and I wasn't happy with the recipe I tried this time.

Also, I didn't get to make stew meat with scalloped potatoes. It's one of my hubby's fave meals and he was down for the count with something so we postponed it for this week. Yeah for mac'n'cheese and homemade fish sticks! I also found a new biscuit recipe I'm pretty happy with. I'm hoping to get that posted here soon.



Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Sunday
biscuit sandwiches
cheese and crackers
fruit cups
goldfish
steak
green beans
Monday
oatmeal
raisins
PBN crackers
strawberries
goldfish
pizza: alfredo, bbq, meat
salad
Tuesday
waffles
strawberries
cheese crackers
grapes
carrot sticks
angel hair pasta
broccoli
Wednesday
cinnamon toast
sausage links
PBJ sandwich
apple slices
chips
stew meat
scalloped potatoes
carrots
Thursday
eggs
CC & jam bagel
graham sticks
yogurt
The County Fair

Friday
biscuits & jam
blueberries
PB-banana sandwich
goldfish
applesauce
Date Night
Saturday
breakfast burritos
turkey wraps
peaches
goldfish
BBQ meatballs
rice
broccoli

So, here's to another week of life...cooking, cleaning, and maybe if I'm really lucky a little quilting on the side. I have been working on some batik stars here and there and I'm hoping to get them laid out soon. We'll see how it all "pans" out. Ha Ha! Have a great week!