Sunday, June 03, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

I must say that it feels good to be back on track after blowing off my menu planning last week! Yep, Menu Plan Monday definitely is a sanity saver! Thanks Laura! For the little bit of extra cash, and even more importantly for the time saved and stress avoided!

I don't usually plan what we'll be having each particular day, because I generally like to see how the day has gone and how much time there is for meal prep. But I've decided to give the other way a try this week to see how it goes.

Monday: steak on the grill, baked potatoes, gazpacho (one of my all-time favorites!), watermelon

Tuesday: grilled reubens (for grown-ups)/grilled cheese (for munchkins), soup, tomato slices

Wednesday: almost stuffed peppers, corn muffins, fruit salad

Thursday: ladle-it-on (shells with a crushed tomato, garlic, and basil sauce, all topped with shredded mozzarella), Italian bread, tossed salad

supper: order in pizza (We've got guests arriving for the weekend, and we're just not sure what time they'll get here, so I figured pizza might be the easiest route to go.)
snack: veggie squares

breakfast: oatmeal zucchini muffins, cantaloupe, strawberries
lunch: out to eat at Bill Gray's for "a local feel"
snack: crack cookies
supper: chicken on the grill, pizza salad, red grape salad, homemade rolls, brownie delight

breakfast: bagels and fruit
lunch and supper: eating out, since we're all heading over to Niagara Falls for the day

I've decided that once the kids get out of school for summer, I'm going to try planning breakfast, lunch, and supper each week. I know there are some ambitious ladies (though I can't remember names right now) who do this every week, and I've always been so impressed. And I think it might be a big sanity saver during the summer for me as well...gonna give it a shot anyway. Now if the darn school year would just end! I think I'm more anxious than the munchkins this year!


tegdirb92 said...

those veggie square look very good--I bookmarked them :) Your week looks not only healthy but delicious.

gail@more than a song said...

It all sounds good Debi! I was always ready for summer too. I haven't gotten that ambitious to plan breakfast/lunch but did do it more when the kids were small.
I'm gonna have to try your ladle it on sometime!

Dana said...

Oh, I haven't had grilled reubens in forever! That sounds soooo good! I love steaks on the grill too!

annie said...

Your menu looks delicious.
blessings to you this week!
My Life as Annie!

kreed said...

Yummy! Sounds like you have a busy weekend coming up - I guess I'll find out who is visiting as you blog the rest of this week!

Posh Mama said...

What a Great menu!! Have a good week :)

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Yours sounds great too! I would love to be so organized as to have breakfast, lunch, AND dinner planned. Usually it's cereal in the morning ;-)

BTW - Of course, Jacob will NOT eat any of the meals I have planned!! It's a crapshoot as to what he WILL eat these days.

Jean said...

Left you a comment on the veggie squares recipe on the tidbits blog. Cream or cottage cheese? I admire anyone who can organize meals, which means I admire you. I can't be so organized, but then one of the pleasures of doing kendo with the kids three nights out of the week is absolutely no pressure to cook those nights. Two nights, we have a snack before and a snack after. On Friday night, dinner out with some of the other students has become a weekly tradition.

Anonymous said...

Crack Cookies?! What on earth are you exposing your children to, woman?! LOL!!!! That's too funny!

We're trading places this week,okay? You didn't plan last week and I didn't plan this week. Shhhh, don't tell anyone. I did some major grocery shopping on Saturday but I just feel like winging it this week. I'll post any new recipes I try, though, as I try them. :o)

Renee's Ramblings said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Looks so good Debi! Do you know that your email doesn't come through in email notifications? Just thought I'd let you know.

Have a great week!

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