Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Monday, April 25, 2011

Menu Planning Monday


I haven't posted a menu plan in quite awhile.  I've been flying by the seat of my pants, which is a crazy way to go.  It is always better to plan.  I get more bang for my buck that way and I don't have to flounder one hour before mealtime, wondering what in the heck to have!

Monday -Hawaiian Pizza (with leftover ham), Tossed Salad

Tuesday - Chicken with Olives, Mashed Potato Casserole, Asparagus

Wednesday - Black-Eye Peas and Brown Rice, cooked with leftover ham, Okra and Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday - Chicken with Sesame Noodles, Steamed Broccoli

Friday - Taco Salad

Saturday -Fettuccine with Sausage and Kale

Sunday - Roast, Butternut Squash and Salad

Well, that is it for this week's menus.  I am excited to do more meals that are planned around Springtime veggies.  For more Menu Planning Monday posts, please visit Laura's blog, I'm An Organizing Junkie!

You may be surprised to learn that we have begun having our big meal right after the children return home from school.  They always come home starving and eat so much that it was ruining their supper, so we have started having family time/supper as soon as they get home.  We read scripture and sit around the table talking about the day and filling all the empty tummies.  At night, before bed, we have a snack.  This is working really well for us.  It also is helpful to me because kitchen clean-up happens before I start feeling really tired and am tempted to let it go until morning.

What time is your supper?  Who does the clean up?

have a wonderful day!


Myrnie said...

Hey, that's a really great idea! Is your husband able to join you for the meal?

What I Did Today said...

Menu planning is totally the way to go. I hate, hate, HATE that feeling of, "oh no! dinner is in 45 minutes and I haven't thought about it and nothing looks good, what do I do!?!?" The worst. Menu planning is a boring chore, to me, but worth it in the long run. Pizza sounds good today...

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Sybil said...

I do enjoy reading your reecipes for the week. Usually gives me an idea or two !! I'm afraid I am one of these folks that when Mary's says what we having today...I look at her as if I have never heard the question before !! then go in to the kitchen and always find something for us to have. Mary says I am the fastest/best cook she knows !! mind you I don't have much to live up to, where her Mother was concerned as she didn't cook anything much at all !!!! Mary hardly would eat a vegitable before she came down south to live next to me. Now she will eat anything I put before her. We have things down to a fine art now. I do all the thinking and cooking and preparing...she does all the cleaning up etc. we usually have our main meal between 5.30-6pm and a snack at lunch time..Tonight it was ham and cheese pittza and salad. tomorow ????
Love Sybil xx