Monday, March 30, 2020
All things are still cancelled. We are still practicing our social distancing as much as we possibly can. I did run out and buy masks from a friend who is sewing them. I want to have them for the girls and Joe in case we need to go out.
I signed the girls up for some online classes on Outschool to keep them going. Both girls are now doing their language classes over Skype or Facebook Messenger. We have family staying with us, so this is great too. Definitely busy.
I'm working hard at zero food waste. I keep a pencil by the menu that is hanging up. I keep making changes and adjustments depending on leftovers. Last week's menu had lots of adjustments. I am also being inventive with all the food that we have in our pantry and also what food my sister-in-law brought to us. They are staying with us until the social distancing order is over.
Here's what is on the menu this week....
B- Biscuits and Gravy
L- Beef-a-roni tater tot casserole
D- Taco pizza w/ cucumber slices
B - cereal or apple cake (the apple cake is a treat for Brayden)
L - Leftovers or soup w/ leftover biscuits
D- creamy chicken and noodle soup
B - Quesadillas and yogurt
L - Fried noodles w/ chicken
D- smoke scalloped potatoes and chicken legs
B - Cereal w/ fruit
L - Leftovers
D - Smoked beef roast and mashed potatoes
B - Oatmeal cookies
L - chili tater tot casserole
D- baked pasta w/ hm french bread and veggie
B- Cereal w/ fruit
L- Pizza potatoes
D- Hamburger helper w/ salad
Saturday - It's our anniversary!!!
B- hm cinnamon rolls
L- chili cheese dip w/ chips
D- Homemade pizza and ice cream cake
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!