Monday, January 20, 2020

Menu Monday



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Last week we did not get to do our Colonial Day.  So I'm going to try again next week.  

We unfortunately didn't do great and ate out way too much.  I'm striving to limit take out the next two weeks.  I'll make sure to have the meals ready in the fridge on busy days so that people can eat when they are home and ready.

Sunday
B- Cinnamon Roll Biscuits
L - Packed lunches/soup/leftovers (Depending on where at)
D- Spaghetti Bolognese

Monday
B - Cereal and Yogurt
L - Salmon patties and rice
D- Smothered Chicken and rice

Tuesday
B - Waffle sandwiches
L - Geography meal -  Maine Lobster pie w/ whoopie pies
D - Turkey pot pie w/ veggies

Wednesday - 
B - Cream of wheat
L - Potato/cauliflower soup
D - chili casserole

Thursday
B - Pumpkin bread
L - Easy tomato soup w/ crackers
D - Butter chicken w/ rice

Friday
B- Pancakes
L- Chicken salad wraps (walnuts) w/ grapes/apples    
D- Hot chicken sandwiches w/ chips

Saturday
B- Pigs in the Blanket
L- Big Mac Salads
D- Pizza casserole - BBQ Chicken and Chicken Bacon Ranch 

Why I plan.....
Who isn't busy?!?!  Kids schedules, schoolwork, work, WOW!!  Life just does not stop!

When I create a menu, I include our schedule on it also.  In fact, I type the schedule into the table that I created first.  Then I know what is going on that day, and I can plan crockpot meals or even know if I need to have a make-ahead meal ready.  I do not use a fancy downloadable calendar, I simply use Microsoft Word.  I have a table I created on there.  At the bottom, I keep a running list of menu items that either I want them to try or food that is loved by all.

Hope everyone has a great week!!  See everyone next Monday!


Monday, January 13, 2020

Menu Monday




Trying to stay on Menu. Not doing a bad job. This week is a bunch of running, so we are going to be eating out more.  Planning a Colonial meal day, if it works out.  If not I will spread it throughout the week.

The chicken casserole from last week was not a hit.  Monday's chicken legs turned into chicken thighs and stuffing.  Which people liked.  The taco rice bowls were a hit too.  I set up a taco bar and they put in what they wanted.

Sunday
B- Biscuit sandwiches
L - Lunch out (due to competitions)
D- Snacky dinner

Monday
B - Cereal and Yogurt
L - Soup and sandwiches
D - Take out and snacks

Tuesday
B - Pizza Bagels
L - Geography meal -  Shrimp Gumbo 
D - Take out

Wednesday - Colonial Meal Day
B - Hasty pudding
L - 
Johnny Cakes w/ bacon
D - Meat and potato soup and Sally Lunn bread

Thursday
B - Cereal and yogurt
L - Baked fish w/ rice and peas
D - Take out (bball games)

Friday
B- Poptarts and fruit
L- Chicken salad wraps (walnuts) w/ grapes/apples    
D- Mexican Lasagna w/ rice and beans 

Saturday
B- Pigs in the Blanket
L-  Leftovers or Pizza Bagels
D- Smothered chicken over rice w/ peas  


Why I plan.....
Who isn't busy?!?!  Kids schedules, schoolwork, work, WOW!!  Life just does not stop!

When I create a menu, I include our schedule on it also.  In fact, I type the schedule into the table that I created first.  Then I know what is going on that day, and I can plan crockpot meals or even know if I need to have a make-ahead meal ready.  I do not use a fancy downloadable calendar, I simply use Microsoft Word.  I have a table I created on there.  At the bottom, I keep a running list of menu items that either I want them to try or food that is loved by all.

Hope everyone has a great week!!  See everyone next Monday!


Thursday, January 9, 2020

SchoolhouseTeachers.com - Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership Review



Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.



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Monday, January 6, 2020

Menu Monday




Trying to stay on Menu. Not doing a bad job.  I'm just trying to keep them from needing to eat fast, pre-packaged food.  The last couple of weeks have been a bit lazy because we didn't have a very set schedule.  But we managed.

Sunday
B- Biscuit sandwiches
L - Sandwiches/soup
D- Taco Rice bowls w/ side of beans and salad – Joey    

Monday
B - Cereal and Yogurt
L - Ham and bean soup
D - Baked chicken legs w/ stuffing and peas 

Tuesday
B - Waffle sandwiches
L - Geography meal -  Hot brown sandwiches and Derby pie    
D - Take out

Wednesday
B - Blueberry scones
L - Swedish meatballs (Joey)
D - Sandwiches and soup

Thursday
B - Cinnamon biscuits
L - Tomato soup and bread sticks
D - Chicken Noodle Casserole

Friday
B- Cereal and Yogurt
L- Chicken salad wraps (walnuts) w/ grapes/apples    
D- Fish & Chips (Caty)    

Saturday
B- Biscuits and gravy
L-  Snacks and packed cooler
D- Homemade Stauffers Mac and Cheese -(Brayden)    


Why I plan.....
Who isn't busy?!?!  Kids schedules, schoolwork, work, WOW!!  Life just does not stop!

When I create a menu, I include our schedule on it also.  In fact, I type the schedule into the table that I created first.  Then I know what is going on that day, and I can plan crockpot meals or even know if I need to have a make-ahead meal ready.  I do not use a fancy downloadable calendar, I simply use Microsoft Word.  I have a table I created on there.  At the bottom, I keep a running list of menu items that either I want them to try or food that is loved by all.

Hope everyone has a great week!!  See everyone next Monday!