Monday, November 2, 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. We smoked a turkey on Saturday night, so the first few meals of the week will be centered around that turkey.

B- Open
L - Chicken strips/fries
D - Stuffing casserole (my creation of stuffing, turkey, gravy and mashed shepherd's pie)
Snack - apple slices or popcorn

B - Apple cobbler
L-  Quick Turkey and dumplings
D - Creamy Turkey noodles
Snack - hummus and crackers

B- Cereal
L - Hamburger soup
D - Taco Lasagna
Snack - Apple slices / celery  / carrots

B- Johnny cakes
L- Ziti and bread sticks
D - Make your own pizza kits
Snack - Popcorn

B - Oatmeal/Cream of Wheat/Grits
L - Baked ravioli
D - Leftovers Thursday/quesadillas
Snack - Apples and frozen grapes

B - Maple pancake muffins
L -  Russian geography meal 
D - Pizza spaghetti casserole
Snack - Peanut butter crackers

B - Sweet potato pancakes
L - Baked turkey sandwiches
D - Cranberry chicken and rice
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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