Monday, February 16, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

It's a busy week. We have lots of activity and then the kids and I are leaving for the weekend to see my niece and nephew baptized this Sunday in Oklahoma City. Hope everyone has a great week! See lots more menus at

Breakfasts: whole wheat banana muffins, scrambled eggs, toast, oatmeal, waffles

Lunches: sandwiches, mixed picks, egg salad, leftovers, fruit and veggies


Monday-- Manicotti, garlic bread

Tuesday-- lemon pepper chicken, cole slaw, green beans

Wednesday -- Mexican chicken lasagna, refried beans, salsa, sour cream

Thursday -- steak and peppers, green chili rice, fruit salad

Friday -- hamburger soup and biscuits

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Missing Menu

Well, I didn't get my menu posted for this week, but I thought I'd show you a healthy, simple lunch we do often here that my kids LOVE. We call it mixed picks. It lets them choose what to eat, but gives them a good variety. In the first example, I have cheddar/jack cheese cubes for protein and a variety of in season, on sale fruits and veggies. They can have ranch dressing to dip if they choose. In the second pic, we have some different choices of fruits and veggies, plus hard boiled eggs and cheddar and mozzarella cubes. The combinations are so numerous, my children never tire of this meal. You can add a slice of homemade whole wheat bread and some real butter as a nice addition. What do you guys do for a simple, healthy lunch?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Well, I'm still doing well on my shiny sink challenge. This should be an interesting week for menu planning. We may be getting a decent accumulation of ice which could possibly cause us to lose power. So, I am planning some meals that could be cooked on the grill if need be. I am also making some egg salad and banana bread. I have two loaves of whole wheat bread in the freezer that I made last week. We will eat well, power or no power. :) If you want to check out other great menus, be sure to visit Organizing Junkie!

Breakfasts: Banana Bread, Oatmeal, Toast, Breakfast Burrito (we have eggs every morning with whatever else we are having)

Lunch: leftovers, grilled cheese, eggs salad sandwiches, cheesy tortillas (lunch is always served with raw fruits and veggies)


Monday: chili, cornbread, shredded cheese and sour cream

Tuesday: Baked or Grilled chicken, Day Before mashed potatoes, salad

Wednesday: Homemade pizza (can be done on the grill, so yummy!), salad

Thursday: Riblets either grilled or in the crockpot, green beans, zesty veggie salad

Friday: Pasta bake and fresh bread for the family, Mom goes to book club, taking more homemade whole wheat bread

Saturday: Family game night at the in-laws, having a potato bar.

Sunday: Soup night, still undecided what to make...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Here is my menu for the week. I am keeping it all fairly simple as I am fighting a cold this week. If any of you do the Flylady system, you should check out my other blog as I baby step my way through a Shiny Sink Challenge! If I'm feeling better later in the week, I'll add some recipes for my soups. Check out Organizing Junkie for more Menu ideas!

Monday, January 19

Breakfast: Eggs and toast

Lunch: Mixed picks (lazy susan tray of cut veggies, fruit, cheese, nuts)

Dinner: Chicken and dumplings

Tuesday, January 20

Breakfast: banana muffins and scrambled eggs

Lunch: cheese tortillas and fruit

Dinner: Chicken Chili & Mexican cornbread

Wednesday, January 21

Breakfast: oatmeal

Lunch: PB & H sandwiches, carrots and dip

Dinner: Pasta bake and homemade bread

Thursday, January 22

Breakfast: banana muffins and scrambled eggs

Lunch: Mixed picks

Dinner: leftovers

Friday, January 23

Breakfast: eggs and toast

Lunch: leftovers & salad

Dinner: eat at Grandmas

Saturday, January 24

Breakfast: muffins on the run

Lunch: eat out with hubby (kids are at grandmas)

Dinner: homemade pizza & salad

Sunday, January 25

Breakfast: eggs and toast

Lunch: Italian Sausage soup & homemade bread, salad

Dinner: Finger food fest

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Use your crockpot!

Crock Pot lady has resolved to use her crockpot every day in the year 2008. She gives great pictures and lets you know what she thought of the recipe after she tries it. I can't wait to try some great recipes as I love, love, love my crockpot!

Friday, January 4, 2008


If you want some down home cooking recipes (not for dieters), then check out Pioneer Woman. Oh, I'm hungry already!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Menu Plan Monday (Finally!)

Horay for me, I'm finally going to make it to MPM! Here is what we will be eating this week. Lunches listed are what the kids eat. I usually eat leftovers or salad. I love salads with dried cranberries and nuts and seeds. Yummy. My favorite dressing is called Hendrickson's and it is fat free and 60 calories per serving and oh, so yummy. I'm not sure if it is a local brand or national, but I'm pretty sure you can order it online if you Google it. :)

Not the most exciting menu this week. I am using up a lot of what I have. So there is a lot more processed food than I would like, but hey, it's not every week right? For more menus check out Laura's blog.

Breakfast--eggs and toast, milk
Lunch--mac n cheese, fruit
Dinner--spaghetti, bread, salad

Breakfast--oatmeal, fruit, milk
Lunch--tomato soup and grilled cheese
Dinner--chicken enchiladas, homemade refried beans, chips and salsa

Breakfast--eggs, toast, milk
Lunch--PB sandwich, fruit, carrots and ranch
Dinner--grilled marinated chicken, fruit salad, heavenly eggs

Breakfast--oatmeal, toast, milk
Lunch--chicken alfredo, veggie dippers
Dinner--hot dogs and chips

Breakfast--eggs, toast, milk
Lunch--mac n cheese, fruit
Dinner--homemade pizza, veggie dippers