Monday, October 12, 2020

Menu Monday

Life has been a struggle to balance.  I am working to try and keep everyone fed (in a healthy way), dishes cleaned up, and not kill myself all at the same time.I have broken down and bought an Instant Pot.  It finally came Saturday.  I made Joe some beef roast chili in it.  He LOVED it.  So I guess so far so good.  We will keep going with it.

B- Cereal
L - hm pizza rolls
D - Chicken enchilada soup w/ rice
Snack - apple slices or popcorn

B - Honey Bun cake
L-  Mac and cheese casserole
D - Pumpkin Gnocchi (Caty taking a cooking class)
Snack - hummus and crackers

B- Cereal
L - Open
D - Burgers on the grill
Snack - Apple slices / celery  / carrots

B- Breakfast Tacos
L- Hamburger soup
D - Creamy chicken noodles
Snack - Popcorn

B - Oatmeal/Cream of Wheat/Grits
L - chicken ravioli soup
D -  Baked Ziti 
Snack - Apples and frozen grapes

B - Apple Coffee Cake
L - Instant pot mac and cheese
D - Pad Thai noodles and coconut mango rice
Snack - Peanut butter crackers

B - pumpkin muffins
L - chicken and dumplings
D - Orange pork w/ rice and eggrolls
Snack - Apple/Pumpkin cookies

***This is important.....some days I change things around.****  I print a menu and keep it on the cabinet.  If something happens, I change the menu in pencil.  I make sure to keep track at the bottom of the menu of the meals that get moved, and we still have the ingredients for.  

This biggest thing to remember.... BE FLEXIBLE!!  I cannot express this enough.  Do not down yourself if you need to move your menu around.  You might be exhausted, need to work over, or a sports practice gets moved....all these things have happened to me in the last few weeks.  Flexibility is the key.  I also have given up some control in the kitchen and make sure that the kids are involved as much as possible in making meals.  Some day they will be able to cook the entire meal themselves!!  Whoohooo!!

I know I didn't share any recipes, but if you are interested, please email me.  I'd be happy to share a close variation of what we make.  I seriously do not really follow recipes

Hope that these ideas help and everyone has a great week!!!


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