Monday Menu Plan

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.

 

Monday Menu

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?

Monday Menu Planning

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.

Menu Planning Monday

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.

Monday Menu Post

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

Monday Menu Post

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

Monday Menu Plan

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.

Five things Friday

  1. I survived my first full week back at work full-time (in office) and working my second job (GUAM). Guam is slowly starting to pick up and I am beginning to realize that it may be Christmas before I return to a full schedule there. I am exhausted as expected but no worse for the wear. All three kids begin some form of school next week as well. This Sunday will look alot different as we get things prepared for the week. I am so glad to have a sense of normal returning if only for 1-2 days a week.
  2. The garden is continuing to surprise me with a few tomatoes, cucumbers, and even green peppers. I honestly expected it to stop all together so this is a nice surprise and treat.
  3. In less than two weeks we will be at DISNEY!!!!! After many emails and phone calls, we were given back all the money that was stolen from our gift cards. I am super excited!!! But fully anticipate that the next two weeks will be the slowest two weeks of my life.
  4. I had anticipated spending most of tomorrow and Sunday at the pool however the weather appears to be rain rain and more rain so it may be a quiet weekend at home instead.
  5. We enjoyed a meal at home every night this week and I am enjoying the fruits of my labor from the past couple of months!

Monday Menu Plan

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.

Monday Menu Plan

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.