Monday, December 12, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

Well, we made it halfway through last week before it all went to pot.  And not literally.  More like, we made it halfway through last week before we decided to eat out...and just once turned to twice, followed by chili sent home by Grandma with quesadillas on Saturday night.  Last night, we finally had the breakfast for dinner, sans quiche (again!).  I whipped up super fast pancakes instead because we were in a little bit of a hurry.  Now you know the truth... just because I write it on the calendar AND blog about it, doesn't mean it will actually happen that way.
But - this week... I plan.
Monday - Top Rahhhhmennnnnnn.  YUM!  The kids think I am fabulous.  I grated carrots, threw frozen peas in there and served orange slices on the side.  Win-win tonight.  Jason is at work and could care less.
Tuesday - Off the cuff, from scratch, not sure I know how to make it... Cheeseburger Macaroni in the crockpot. Green beans on the side.  (We eat at the church tonight.)
Wednesday - BBQ Turkey Sandwiches.  Carrot and celery sticks with ranch. Dinner at church.
Thursday - Pull the leftover bacon (yeah... still haven't used it) from the freezer and make a Cajun Salmon Chowder in the crockpot.  We'll probably have some salad too. Shovel dinner in and head back in to town for bible study.

Friday - I'll be realistic right off the bat and say that we will most likely eat in town.  Christmas parties and crazy stuff going on.  Who knows what I'll end up feeding them...  Sully's.  Yuck... I mean yum.  Jason used to work there, so he is partial.
Saturday - Kid's choice.  They have been talking about crazy things like mashed potatoes and pancakes.  Maybe a Baked Potato Bar and Fruit Salad.  Think that is close enough to throw them off? 
Sunday - Homemade Pizza with loads of different toppings. Start early enough to let kids help instead of slapping their hands asking them to go play somewhere else when they try to steal cheese.  My sister and her husband and little boy will be here!!  I know Gideon loves pizza!
What's everyone else having?


  1. We do the homemade pizza thing and baked potato bar here, too. The kids will eat so much more if they make it themselves. Also, I think I will need your recipe for Cajun Salmon Chowder!

  2. The kids love homemade pizza. The secret is McCormick (or any other brand really) Cajun Seasoning. Make a chowder as usual, and then add cajun seasoning to taste. My mom makes an awesome cajun seafood chowder, with clams, shrimp and scallops. I failed today and ended up pulling a ham and broccoli casserole from the freezer. So, when I actually do make the chowder... I'll let you know how it turns out. It was going to be an experiment! :)