Sunday, January 15, 2017

Weekly Menu, Jan 16

The kids are back at school and it felt like we hit the ground running. It was an insanely fast first week back to school. I felt like I could hardly keep up, but we made it. The kids are had a fun break, but were also very happy to go back and see friends and teachers and get back to our “routine” (if you can call it that).

This week is a little nuts with one child off Monday and the other still in school. I am also preparing for my daughters birthday party coming up this weekend and I am trying not to think too much about what needs to be done. I already have a lot put together, so hopefully the last of the details shouldn’t be too hard. The cake is one that I’m actually nervous about. I worry I won’t have time to get it done. I suppose I can always buy one if I can’t make it in time (GASP!!). My biggest concern at this point is weather actually. If we have to keep all the kids inside it’s going to be crazy chaos.

The meals this week are pretty typical menu. I want to try making pizza twists; they look yummy, fun, and easy to sell with the kiddos. I’m pretty sure I’ll be fried by Sunday night and figured it would be a good time to clean out the refrigerator.


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Monday
*kefir shake

strawberries
grilled cheese
grapes
chips
salad
Tuesday
*kefir shake

waffles
scrambled eggs
turkey roll-ups
carrot sticks
veggie sticks
rice

Wednesday
*kefir shake

biscuits & jam
sausage links
PBJ
strawberries
cheesy goldfish

EARLY MEAL
sauted chicken
mixed veggies
Thursday
*kefir shake

oatmeal w/toppings
ham & cheese  w/crackers
snap peas
pizza goldfish
broccoli
Friday
*kefir shake

cinnamon toast
HB eggs
PBN
apple slices
wheat thin crackers
hot dogs
baked beans
Saturday
*kefir shake

choc banana muffins
scrambled eggs
hot dog
cantaloupe
chips
roast
peas
Sunday
*kefir shake

bacon
snack foods
fruits/veggies
cake
leftover night


The crockpot lasagna is a recipe I’ve tried before and liked but I want to try it in my new, smaller crockpot in hopes it will be a smaller amount without burning. Here’s hoping it works out. Have a yummy week!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Weekly Menu, Jan 9

Another week with the kids home and we had a blast! Various outings and adventures, and of course of a lot play a relaxation along the way. We’ve all gotten very used to sleeping in, so I have a feeling this week will be a rough one. Starting tomorrow we are back to school…back to early mornings, fast breakfasts, homework, and of course driving all over. It should be interesting.

Last week’s menu went really well. It was a little switched up, but everything happened and was good. I like the idea of zucchini noodles for the stirfry, but I need to use the larger blade and try again. I added chicken, which turned out great! Hoping to improve on that recipe. I also tried using sweet potatoes in my scalloped potatoes recipe. It was a spilt house on this one. My daughter and I thought it was great! My son and hubby weren’t so impressed. I can’t help but wonder if it’s because they are my die-hards when it comes to switching up a recipe. 

In an attempt to keep things moving smoothly, I have a couple classic meals in the menu along with a couple new ones I’ve pinned. The crockpot shells will be handy on Tuesday; I think we’re going to be a bit late that night. And, I get to use my new smaller crockpot. Love my new crockpot! I have also been REALLY craving chinese food, including sushi. Hopefully this new orange chicken recipe I’ve found will hit the spot.


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Monday
*kefir shake

waffles
scrambled eggs
PBJ
grapes
chips
Leftover night
Tuesday
*kefir shake

biscuits & jam
sausage links
Ham sandwich
cheezits
pear slices

broccoli
Wednesday
*kefir shake

oatmeal w/toppings
PB crackers
strawberries
cheezits
EARLY MEAL
mac n beef
green beans
Thursday
*kefir shake

cinnamon toast
HB eggs
turkey roll-ups
carrot sticks
veggie sticks
white rice
Asian veggies mix
Friday
*kefir shake

choc banana muffins
PBJ
strawberries
cheesy goldfish

pizza out
Saturday
*kefir shake

oatmeal w/fixings
grilled cheese
cantaloupe
chips
hotdogs
honey beans
Sunday
*kefir shake

strawberries
pizza twists
carrot sticks



Alright, lets get this week started. I am super excited about it all! The first thing we need to do, of course, is make more room in the fridge. I can handle this. Hope you have some great things planned for tis coming week. Have a yummy week!