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.
The theme of the week is Tomato! We returned from the beach to find 12lbs of tomato with enough to last several more weeks. I am also doing easy as I will be driving alot and cool but tomato still rules!
Breakfast– Saturday-Biscuit King (since we returned early from the beach) Sunday- Bacon 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- nachos Sunday- hot dog lunch with friends . Monday- tomato pie Tuesday- McDonalds (while running errands) Wednesday- Chinese from Panda Panda . Thursday- School lunch food , Friday- sliders- tomato encouraged
Dinner- Saturday-Pasta Salad Sunday-Dominos Pizza Monday Stuffed green peppers (4 bags frozen for future use) Tuesday- Spaghetti and meatballs with homemade pasta sauce Wednesday- Pasta Salad with added pepperoni and tomato Thursday- Quesadillas Friday- Mexican.
I am excited because, we were able to clean out and organize the freezers in the house over the weekend. I ended up only throwing away one single pork chop but the kids found lots of breakfast items to enjoy. During the month of July my overall goal is to reduce grocery spending. We also are planning a beach trip so we will plan at least 50% of the meal that we eat to take with us to save money. I also want to fill in my pantry whenever possible. I realized that I have several recipes that call for Cheddar Cheese soup. I stopped and purchased a can today on sale for $1.50. By using Amazon Subscribe and Save, I can purchase for $1.25 a can. I have a shipment set up for the end of the month. I am hoping to reduce trips to the store and expense by doing things like this. Summer foods are definitely dominating this weeks menu.
Breakfast– Saturday-Biscuit King Sunday-Breakfast bowls.(Remained was made into Breakfast burritos) Monday- , Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, breakfast pizza or omelets
Lunch- Saturday-Chicken sandwich or pizza bits Sunday- Wings from East Coast wings. Monday- pasta salad Tuesday- Egg rolls from school Wednesday-(ham and cheese sliders school). Thursday- Salad, Friday- corn dogs from school.
Dinner- Saturday-pasta salad Sunday-left-overs Monday Steak fajitas Tuesday- Cold Plate Wednesday- Instant Pot cheeseburger Macaroni Thursday- Sandwiches or left-overs Friday- sloppy joes.
Last week did not go at all as I had planned on Monday. The weather turned really cool and we decide to change things up. The good news is that we did not eat out extra(1 time on Saturday) and we had everything we needed here. School deliveries were a pleasant surprise with lots of fresh vegetables and fruit. My pantry and freezer are officially stocked up but I will continue to replace things we eat all of and add things as I find them on sale.
Breakfast– Saturday-Sausage crescent rolls Sunday-bagels Monday- , Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, sausage, pancakes, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, breakfast pizza or omelets
Lunch- Saturday-Bad Daddy Burger Sunday- Left-overs. Monday- corn dogs (school) Tuesday- sautéed zucchini and squash with other dipping veggies Wednesday-(ham and cheese sliders school). Thursday- Salad, Friday- left-overs
Dinner- Saturday-veggies and fruit Sunday-quesadillas using left-overs Monday- Chicken Sandwich with left over French fries Tuesday- Olive Garden Chicken pasta Wednesday- Egg Roll in a bowl Thursday- Cheesy corn dog muffins Friday- Spaghetti and meatballs.
I am on summer break!! I am so excited to finally have some guilt free down time and hope to enjoy every second of it! However today the weather is not cooperating so I may even have to change up the menu plan to add a soup! The goal this week is to use up left-overs. The kids will begin receiving 6 breakfasts and 6 lunches from the school starting this week so we need to make some space!
Breakfast– Saturday-Biscuit King! This is become a favorite and I am not upset with that idea! Sunday-Toast, bacon and eggs Monday- , Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, sausage, pancakes, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos or omelets have been added for the next couple of weeks.
Lunch- Saturday-left-overs Sunday- Seafood from a local restaurant. I ate out today (Monday) and Matt will eat out (Friday). So depending on what the kids get from the school we may just eat left-overs the rest of the week. I am also planning to add it what ever we can harvest from the garden!
Dinner- Saturday-BBQ salad using left-overs Sunday- left-overs Monday- Pork Fried rice (all left-overs) Tuesday- Quesadillas using left-over BBQ chicken or pork. Wednesday- Italian Spaghetti Salad (depending on weather) or left-overs or soup Thursday- Cheeseburger pizza Friday- Olive Garden Chicken and pasta!