Monday, April 13, 2020

Menu Monday

All things are still cancelled.  We found out that 4H and Special Olympics is done through July 6th.  Upsetting, but also understandable.  Fortunately we are in a county that has on 1 case of Covid.  It would be wonderful if it stays that way.

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 the house.  They are staying with us until the social distancing order is over.  And currently we will be doing this through May 1st, and we are just not sure about longer.  The states around us have closed their school buildings until the end of the school year. 

Here's what is on the menu this week....

B- Tater tot waffles
L- Leftovers - Fridge clean out
D- Smoked ham, scalloped corn, green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes, Smoked Jalopenos, pear cake, and cheesecake....hopefully lots of leftovers

B - breakfast biscuit sandwiches
L - Leftovers
D- Pigs N the Blanket w/ onion rings

B - Quesadillas and yogurt
L - Big Mac Salads
D- Macaroni and cheese chili bake

B - Cereal w/ fruit
L - Open (so whatever they would like)
D - stir fry chicken w/ orange sauce & rice

B - Oatmeal cookies
L - Baked potatoes
D- Carbonara w/ salad

B- Sprinkle pancakes
L- Macaroni and cheese w/ chili
D- Smoked bbq chicken w/ corn and stuffing

B- sprinkle pancakes
L- Mexican rice
D- Spaghetti pie

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!

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