Monday, October 13, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

For the last several weeks, three friends and I have been sharing meals Mon-Thurs. My day is Wednesday, and on that day I make dinner for all four families and deliver the meals to everyone else. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday I just sit back and eat bon-bons, while my friends bring me and my family their wonderful dinners. Between the four of us, we are pretty good cooks, and we are all enjoying sharing our meals.

For dinners, Mon-Thurs are the shared meals.

Mon-Chili, fritos; I'll add a salad and maybe heat up a couple cans of corn

Tues--Potato Soup; I'll make sandwiches and have salad, too.

Wed--Meatballs with Brown Sauce, egg noodles; this is my night, and I'm looking forward to this meal. It's always a hit around here. I usually make mini-meatballs, my kids' preference, so just a bit bigger than a standard marble or so. I make my brown sauce with mushrooms--it's delicious. I'll toss the egg noodles with a bit of butter and have green beans on the side.

Thurs--Baked spaghetti; I'll have garlic bread and salad, too.

Fri--(Dh getting home--YAY!!!) Beef stirfry (beef, green beans, onions, garlic, red pepper), sesame noodles

Sat--Probably meatballs again. I'm planning on making a lot on Wednesday. I'm thinking about having the meatballs with brown sauce and egg noodles on Saturday, and making Sweet and Sour Meatballs for my family on Wednesday. Dh can't have the S&S because of his diabetes constraints, but he loves my meatballs and brown sauce.

Sun--Main meal--(assigned) potluck after church. I'm bringing homemade potato salad and whole wheat pumpkin muffins with cream cheese frosting.

Breakfasts are all quick and simple, by necessity. Today we were out of 2% milk, so we had toast with peanut butter and bananas. Usually we'll have cold cereal.

Lunches this week will include the bigs on Thursday and Friday--they're out of school for Fall Recess.
Mon--ham and cheese on whole wheat buns (bakery markdown), baby carrots, applesauce
Tues--mac & cheese, baby carrots, apples
Wed--ramen noodles, baby carrots, bananas
Thurs--hot dogs, w.w. buns, corn, baby carrots
Fri--mac & cheese, bananas, baby carrots
Sat--at a Bible conference, lunch is provided
Sun--(evening) peanuts, popcorn, veggies with dip, apples

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I used to have a great menu system. I didn't always stick to it, but at least it gave me some guidance. I will be revamping it for November. It was great, but my finances have changed so my menu needs to follow suit.