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!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Weekly Menu, June 12

We are already a month into our summer break and it has been crazy! Every day we have had something going on. It feels as if we are busier now than when kids were in school.  I confess, there are so many wonderful summer activities for kids, it’s hard not to take advantage.  We’ve been going to summer movies, local library workshops, and local shop activities. Not to mention swimming every day; necessary in this heat.

We also finished up baseball just in time to start swim team, and my daughter is trying her hand at gymnastics this summer. All wonderful things, but they all keep us very busy. That’s a lot of stuff to also fit food into.

My menu’s lately have, quite frankly, been boring and uninspiring.  Trying to eat on the run (literally eating sack lunches for dinner on Wednesday night between activities) and cater all the different tastes and eating styles can wear a girl down. We have been talking a lot lately about appreciating the food in front of you for what it is, rather than wishing for some perfect dish. I realize kids taste buds can be more sensitive to bold flavors, but I am trying to reel some of that in a bit.


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Monday
*kefir shake

biscuits & jam
sausage links
strawberries & nutella
graham crackers
nuts
crispy chicken
green beans
roasted potatoes
Tuesday
*kefir shake

oatmeal w/fixings
turkey roll ups
carrot sticks
cheesy goldfish
mac n cheese
carrots


Wednesday
*kefir shake

roll up pancakes
strawberries
pizza bites
snap peas
watermelon
MEAL ON THE GO
sandwiches
cantaloupe
chips
Thursday
*kefir shake

banana muffins
HB eggs
PB crackers
apple slices
sun chips
creamy chicken penne pasta
broccoli
Friday
*kefir shake

waffles
scrambled eggs

hot dogs
carrot sticks
chips

roasted turkey breast
mashed potatoes
peas
Saturday
*kefir shake

cinnamon toast
sausage patty
pasta
Ham & cheese
sun chips
sandwiches
watermelon
chips
Sunday
*kefir shake

bacon & eggs
biscuits
grilled cheese
grapes
chips

meatloaf
scalloped potatoes
green beans


I am excited to try the turkey breast on Friday. I would like to roast my meat on the weekends and then use that meat throughout the week for lunches, etc. We’ll see how it works out. I hope you have a yummy week. Enjoy!