Really debating on sharing this for the week as life has thrown us a curve ball and I am not sure where we will end up. But I figured we might as well start with a plan and see what happens from there. I will share the curve ball later this week depending on which direction the curve ends up being.
Breakfast– Saturday-Biscuit King Sunday- Bacon eggs and toast . Monday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, bagels or omelets, French toast. Tuesday- sausage gravy and biscuits Wednesday-Sausage crescent rolls.
Lunch- Saturday– left-overs Sunday-Cracker Barrel. Eating from fridge and salads sounds like a plan for me .
Dinner- Saturday- Wedding for Matt and i Sunday-Chicken noodle soup in crock pot. Monday- Philly cheese steak and chips. Tuesday-New Chicken tator tot casserole. Wednesday- Rice Ceola . Thursday-Corn dogs and sweet potato fries . . Friday- insta pot creamiest mac and cheese.
This week is not a normal week. We have a holiday in the middle, Zach is in a baseball tournament and the kids are all going to Durham for the weekend while I attend a wedding. I know that things may change and shuffle around but starting out with a plan will help.
Breakfast– Saturday-Biscuit King Sunday- Bagels with lots of options. Monday, Tuesday, , Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, bagels or omelets, French toast. Wednesday- bacon and biscuits.
Lunch- Saturday– Sushi buffet Sunday-lunch with friends. Wednesday- Taco Bell( if Zach earns it)
Dinner- Saturday- rotisserie chicken, scallop potatoes and broccoli Sunday-Sandwich and chips Monday- Pepper Steak in the crockpot Tuesday-Gregg’s between piano and ball game?. Wednesday- new recipe. Thursday-Chicken nuggets and sweet potato fries. . Friday- left-overs?
Yeap it has been TWO months since I have posted a menu plan. We have been continue to meal plan but really just have not had the time to post. I have been slammed with working in Guam and with ball games. Life has gotten busy. We have been very fortunate that lunches are no longer an issue as the kids are provided free lunches through the end of the school year. We were also given extra food two weeks in a row. I am currently attempting to keep our food bill at under $200 for trips outside of Costco and under $500 with a Costco trip.
Breakfast– Saturday-Sausage patties and eggs Sunday- Breakfast bowls with grave Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, bagels or omelets, French toast
Lunch- Saturday– Find your own from the fridge or freezer Sunday-Lunch Soup (new recipe)
Dinner- Saturday- Kielbasa and potato soup Sunday-Sandwich and chips Monday- Steak and baked potato Tuesday-Gregg’s between piano and ball game. Wednesday- Spaghetti and meatballs Thursday-Sloppy joes and french fries . Friday- Chicken and dumplings.
How quickly things change and how quickly we all have to learn to adapt. This weekend I was in quarantine waiting on the results from my COVID testing. It turned out to be a much slower pace weekend and I actually felt like I was able to get things around the house caught up. The good news is that I received my negative results back today but can’t return to work until October 1st. I am working from home so that is yet another positive. So your question is how does this effect meal planning? I don’t have to plan my lunches as I am home! I also gain around an hour each day by not driving to and from work. The hour is much needed as I am working 4 nights in Guam and we have a baseball game! We are starting to add some variety from the freezer so everything is actually working out on the positive side! Another positive we have managed to stay ahead of the left-overs with little to no food waste!
Breakfast– Saturday-Biscuits with your choice Sunday- Peanut butter and chocolate oatmeal Monday- homemade bagels (this is a new and simple recipe that will be repeated!) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, bagels or omelets, French toast
Lunch- Saturday– Sandwiches or left-overs Sunday-Lunch Soup Sunday has returned with Ham Bone Soup
Dinner- Saturday- Keilbsa and potato soup Sunday-homemade bagels and left-overs Monday- Salisbury Steak, rice, broccoli and applesauce Tuesday-Chicken sandwhiches and sweet potato fries Wednesday- Cheese quesadilla and Mexican rice Thursday- Spaghetti pie and garlic bread . Friday- Lily is cooking Chicken Florentina Mac and Cheese.
Last week we ended switching around several days because Baseball started! I am so excited but it does bring a new level of complexity to our lives and schedule. Zach and Kendall start in person school 2 days a week. In some money saving news, our schools are going to provide breakfast and lunch for each student free until December 31st 2020. Both Kendall and Zach are excited because eating at school is a treat for both! We will save money by not packing lunch and we also will receive take home meals for the days they are not in school. Hoping to establish a good routine very soon.
Breakfast– Saturday-Bacon, eggs and toast Sunday- bagels Monday- . Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, bagels or omelets, French toast
Lunch- Saturday- Pasta salad Sunday-Lunch supplied by friends! I have tuna salad, pasta salad and two regular salad for lunch this week.
Dinner- Saturday- Taco Bell Sunday-pizza from Aldi Monday- Chicken nugget bowls Tuesday-Taco Pasta . Wednesday- Ravioli ( found on sale for $1 a package, 4 packages for us!) Thursday- Left-overs . Friday- Chicken and dumplings
This week it is back to reality and back to menu planning. Zach and Kendall will start in person class two days a week starting next weeks so we are slowing going back to a busy life. Another change this week is that because of a change in funding, the kids are once again receiving free lunches and breakfast delivered via bus. I am not sure how this will look next week when they are in school two day but definitely something to enjoy not stress over! Guam is three nights this week and today (Labor Day) is my last day off until November.
Breakfast– Saturday-Bacon, eggs and toast Sunday- French toast with extra frozen for another morning. Monday- Breakfast bowls (extra left for the rest of the week). Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, bagels or omelets, French toast
Lunch- Saturday- Pasta salad Sunday-Greggs with friends I have tuna salad, and regular salad for lunch not sure about the other day it may be a sandwhich or another salad.
Dinner- Saturday-left-overs Sunday- more left-overs Monday- Thin steak and ranch potatoes Tuesday- Pepper steak, rice and egg rolls . Wednesday- Turkey enchiladas( from freezer) Thursday- Instant Pot Creamy mac and cheese. Friday- Grilled Chicken
This week is another slower week for us. I have not heard of a plan for starting church related activities yet. Lily started school full time but Zach and Kendall had one day of orientation and have the rest of the week off. I am still trying to get in the swing of things so we are again keeping it simple. I was very excited to come up with this plan with no repeats for dinner from last week! Second most exciting news… no eating out this week!!!!
Breakfast– Saturday-waffles Sunday- Chocolate chip pancakes Monday- grilled cheese sandwiches . Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, bagels or omelets or tomato sandwich
Lunch- Saturday- homemade salsa and chips Sunday-homemade personal pan pizza I have tuna salad, chicken salad, pasta salad and left-overs for lunch this week.
Dinner- Saturday-left-overs Sunday- Buffalo Chicken wings Monday- Pork fried rice using pork chops from last week Tuesday- Chicken sandwiches and sweet potato fries. Wednesday- Matt’s breakfast casserole Thursday- Cowboy beans in the crockpot Friday- Spaghetti pie from freezer.
I started back to work today. That means the menu plans are simple and easy for most nights. We have 18 days until we travel to Disney with a goal of no eating out as a family from today until we leave. I will be eating out at lunch the next couple of weeks just because of starting back to work.
Breakfast– Saturday-Sausage and eggs Sunday- Waffles Monday- BLT sandwiches . Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, bagels or omelets or tomato sandwich
Lunch- Saturday- KFC ($30 fill up) Sunday-Gregg’s (local restaurant) Choices include sloppy joes, tacos, left-over chicken, sandwiches, egg rolls or corn dogs.
Dinner- Saturday-left-over KFC Sunday- Left-overs Monday- Spaghetti and meatballs with homemade pasta sauce Tuesday- steak fajitas Wednesday- Grilled Chicken Thursday- Pasta salad or left-overs Friday- Ranch pork chops.
I start back to work next Monday… one week from today…. I am not excited. This week our church is holding Vacation Bible school in the evenings. Everyone is involved in some fashion. I also planned on some extra down time in order to feel like I actually had a vacation. The theme of the week is quick and cool.
Breakfast– Saturday-Muffins from Costco Sunday- Bacon,biscuits and eggs Monday- , Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, bagels or omelets or tomato sandwich
Lunch- Saturday- Sliders of your choice Sunday- Salad or wraps Monday- egg rolls from school Tuesday- corn dogs Wednesday- depends on where the kids chose . Thursday- wraps or sandwich , Friday- good question
Dinner- Saturday-left-overs Sunday- Pasta Salad Monday-Quesadillas Tuesday- Spaghetti and meatballs with homemade pasta sauce Wednesday- ??? not sure yet Thursday- chicken nuggets Friday- hamburgers and French Fries.