Monday, May 18, 2020
So this week will be different. I have a plan for meals, but not a tight plan. I'm being flexible this week. Joe and I are getting used to a new work schedule between us. And the kids have had requests here and there and I'm trying to accommodate some of their ideas. I also want to use a bit more of our cabinet stockpile before we go to the store for more than fresh vegetables and milk.
Here's what is on the menu this week....
B- Homemade McGriddle sandwiches (I use loosely this recipe but just add the maple syrup to the batter and not add as much water. I freeze them with pre-made bacon so the kids can just nuke them when they are ready to eat.)
L- Frozen pizzas
D- Leftovers (I served noodles and rice w/ the leftover kabob meat and veggies from the night before.)
B - Breakfast sandwiches or Cereal
L - Bagel sandwiches
D- Leftovers again - using up what we had cooked
B - Fried potato hash
L - Butter chicken
D- chicken strips and tater tot waffles
B - Cereal w/ fruit cups
L - Noodle cups
D - Spaghetti and garlic bread
B - Oatmeal cookies
L - Pigs in the Blanket
D- Chicken gravy and mashed potatoes
B- PB & J crepes
L- Macaroni and cheese w/ chili
D- Creamy chicken and rice
L- Mexican rice
D- Homemade pizzas
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!