Sunday, August 20, 2017

Weekly Menu, August 21

It’s been a while. Last summer really got away from me. It felt more like two days, not two months. We did so much and had a wonderful time, but now it’s back to life. Back to school, homework, afterschool clubs, and fall sports. Back to crazy schedules and lots of running around to get things done. I am feeling excited about the change.

I am also starting to feel more optimistic about experimenting in the kitchen again. My kids are not great with change and trying new things. I don’t often hear much cheering when I try a new dish, but I am feeling better about trying again. My husband calls it rose-colored glasses…I am good with that.

This week I have a couple different pinterest meals to try. I have also been trying out some different snack ideas that I hope to post about soon. I need to get some more recipes going on the blog again. I really do have some different things I’ve loved including peanut butter clusters and popcorn balls. I’d also like to get some of my one-pan meals and potato sides on here.  Lots of goals for this fall; I’m really feeling good!



Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Monday
*kefir shake

biscuits & jam
HB eggs

turkey roll ups
sun chips
watermelon

pizza
carrot bites
salad

Tuesday
*kefir shake

oatmeal w/fixings
CC & jam sandwich
cucumber slices
wheat

Stew meat
mashed potatoes
green beans
Wednesday
*kefir shake

banana muffins
sausage links

ham & cheese slices
crackers
snap peas
cantaloupe
EARLY MEAL
mac n cheese
carrot slices

Thursday
*kefir shake

roll up pancakes
strawberries
bagel w/cream cheese
carrot sticks
CROCKPOT
salad
broccoli
Friday
*kefir shake

biscuit sandwiches

PBJ sandwich
graham crackers
apple slices
noodles
green beans
Saturday
*kefir shake

bacon & eggs
hasbrowns

grilled cheese
grapes
chips

rice
stir fry veggies
Sunday
*kefir shake

cinnamon toast
sausage patty
hot dogs
chips
carrot sticks
steak
roasted potatoes
broccoli



I have really been craving Italian food, in case you couldn’t tell.  Ha ha! I have also been crazing Mexican food but that’s a little trickier to post about. It’s usually thrown together last minute.  Alright, so sorry for the unannounced break but it’s good to be back. Have a yummy week!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Weekly Menu, July 17

We have been having such a wonderful, and super busy summer I haven’t been able to meal plan at all.  I admit, it’s driving this OCD-detail oriented gal a little crazy! We have had a lot of nights of sandwiches, mac n cheese, and take out on the way home. Sometimes it’s just what you have to do. I am ready to get back on track though. It’s time to get some meals on the table again.

One other thing that was slowing me down was a growing frustration with the various tastebuds I am working with. I have had to change my thinking and remind myself (and my children) that you don’t have to love every meal. Sometimes it’s okay to just like a meal, or be okay with eating something that’s not your favorite but it’s still better than nothing. I try super hard to pick recipes that are within our tastes and interests, but as every homecook knows, sometimes it’s a miss.  I feel it’s important my kids understand this important message.

That being said, I have tried to include some family favorites in our menu this week. I also have a chicken dinner from pinterest that I’m interested to try.


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Monday
*kefir shake

banana muffins
HB eggs

CC & jam sandwich
cucumber slices
wheat crisps
Parmesan garlic chicken (pin)
potatoes & zucchini
Tuesday
*kefir shake

oatmeal w/fixings
PBN crackers
berry mix
chips
teriyaki meatballs
rice
stir fry veggies
Wednesday
*kefir shake

biscuits & jam
sausage links

quesadillas
snap peas
watermelon
MEAL ON THE GO
sandwiches
apple slices
chips
Thursday
*kefir shake

roll up pancakes
strawberries
Ham & cheese slices
crackers
carrot sticks
flat iron steak
mashed potatoes
green beans
Friday
*kefir shake

waffles
scrambled eggs

PBJ sandwich
graham crackers
apple slices
pizza
carrot bites
salad
Saturday
*kefir shake

bacon & egg biscuit

turkey roll ups
sun chips
watermelon
sausage cheese manicotti
broccoli
salad
Sunday
*kefir shake

cinnamon toast
sausage patty
grilled cheese
grapes
chips

BBQ chicken
potato salad
baked beans

The manicotti should help me use up the homemade sauce I have left. We are out of meatballs so I need to finish up the sauce so I can make some more. Ohh, so tough….


Alright, it feels good to be back. Have a yummy week!