18 May 2008

Menu Plan Monday: Back at it again

In my constant struggle with making a plan and sticking to it, I am returning to Menu Plan Monday (follow the link for more!). Last week, Dennis and I figured out an easy basic plan. Each week, we'll basically plan the following:
  • Pork night
  • Beef night
  • Vegetarian night
  • Pizza night
  • Ethnic night
  • Breakfast night
  • Extra night (i.e. chicken, fish, leftovers, eating out, etc.)

These reflect our family loves i.e. pancakes and pizza, and the 1/2 organic beef and 1/2 organic pork we have in our freezer and Dennis' desire to have a meal he can make weekly! :) So this is our basic plan. We'll see how it goes.

More specifically -- this week, here are our plans. Not sure of which day will be which meal, and that is probably a good thing. The thing about schedules and plans is I feel all contrary about following them to a T, so a little flexibility is a good thing. :)

Breakfasts will be:
  • breakfast ice cream (yogurt parfaits)
  • toast and jam
  • Cheerios

Lunches and dinners will be:

  • Buttermilk Chicken Fingers (markdown on a big pack of chicken tenderloins at Kroger this week.)
  • Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
  • Pork Chops, Rosemary Potatoes and Green Beans almondine
  • Spinach Artichoke Pizza, and salad
  • Scrambled Eggs, Beef bacon, and Pancakes
  • Homemade Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Garlicky Yellow Squash, Breadsticks, and Salad
  • Beef Roast, Mashed Red Potatoes and gravy, and Sauteed Carrots
  • Tuna Noodle and Mushroom Casserole and Peas

Desserts will be:
Homemade gelato!
Rhubarb crisp
Baked apples

We'll see how it all goes!


more cows than people said...

goodness you folks eat well. sounds like a great plan! hope you find it liveable.

what can you tell me about rapadura? (in the baked oatmeal recipe to which you linked.) if i could find that would it be a violation of my no refined sugar, no corn syrup plan?

Anonymous said...

Your menu looks really good! I like the idea of having "themes" on certain nights. I might have to try to implement that!

Anonymous said...

Your menu looks great! How is your cooking going so far this week?


April said...

It's going ok, Allie! My son has been very sick all week and that has changed the plan quite a bit since he was off of dairy for the first part of the week and is off fruits and veggies for a bit. And I have spent most of every day just holding him. We ended up with storebought pizza one night. The rest of the evenings have been per the menu.

One of the reasons I wrote this menu like this is so that we could move the nights around or stretch them out as needed without feeling guilty about being off-schedule. So far, that is working!

April said...

More cows! I missed your comment -- I'm sorry. I'll email you about the rapadura or send it via facebook. Sorry to ignore that! :(