Monday, February 7, 2011

Menu Plan Monday, February 7th - 13th

I tried to get a jump on this last night but it didn't happen.  Last night was a mad dash to get a kid ready to return to school after 9 days off...2 weekends, an absence because of a doctor appointment and 4 snow days.  What's the deal with all the snow??  The infrequency of snowfall is one of the main reasons I live in Texas.  :)  They say we're supposed to get more on Wednesday too so really I could go from not having to cook anything on Wednesday to full blown panic mode if the snow hits and our scheduled "activities" are cancelled.  Joy, oh joy!

So, on the agenda this week is choir practice on Wednesday for B if it isn't cancelled because of the weather. Choir practice along with evening church service for her usually means I fend for myself because they feed the kids at church.  Thursday there is a basketball practice at some point in the evening unless the weather messes that up so we'll have something quick that night.  Saturday is B's first basketball game but we still don't know the time so I may fix something that night and then again we may go out to eat if her daddy comes up.  Sunday I'm not sure what I'll fix but maybe it will be sausage, potatoes and onions which is a fall back meal for me.

Monday - Spaghetti w/garlic bread
Tuesday - Fried Chicken w/mashed potatoes
Wednesday - FFYS or grilled cheese w/tomato soup
Thursday - B'Ball Practice - Burritos w/spanish rice
Saturday - 1st B'Ball game, dinner out?
Sunday -  Sausage, potatoes & onions skillet

So, how is your week shaping up? Got your meal plan ready?
If so, then why not head over to I'm an Organizing Junkie and link yours up with the other meal planners?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Menu Plan Monday, January 24-30


This week I’m trying something a little different.  Instead of assigning a meal to a certain night I’m going to be doing it freeform.  There are lots of possible “things” going on this week but I have nothing set in stone at the moment so the keyword this week is flexibility.

The Bee has signed on for a community basketball league and we’re still waiting to hear when practices will be held.  Also, her daddy may come to visit this weekend but since he’s sick with the flu right now even that isn’t a definite.  When you take those two things and add in the likelihood that I will forget to thaw something in an appropriate time period, it’s best just to remain flexible.

There are only 6 meals here but I figure if her daddy comes up we’ll go out to eat somewhere at least one night, and if he doesn’t there will likely be plenty of leftovers from the other meals that will need to be eaten.

Grilled Cheese
Spaghetti w/garlic bread
Chicken Pot Pie
Mom’s Goulash

Again, my thanks to Laura of I'm an Organizing Junkie for sponsoring Meal Plan Monday.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Coming Out of the Shadows and MPM

Whoa! Kind of scared you didn't I?  I know it's been so quiet around here everyone had to have assumed the place was deserted.  LOL, I'm just that kind of girl to hang back  and watch instead of being in the limelight, oh....what's that you say?  This *is* my blog and I *should* be in the limelight?  Oh well, in that case...

Not much going on here right now except a whole lot of cold.  We're in that area of the South that everyone is reading about lately...the really cold one.  It's funny, seeing people who  are used to warm weather being thrown into weather like this in a way.   None of the clothes are right and heaven forbid if the roads ice or snow should fall.  We'll make it through it even if we are a bit frostbitten around the edges when it's all done.

I'm planning on a couple of "comfort food" type meals this week but I do have to brave the elements tomorrow to go grocery shopping.  Due to the unknown from that and the uncertainty of our schedule from having upcoming basketball practices as yet unscheduled, things could change.  Hmm, my meals are kind of like the Texas weather.  If you don't like it, don't leave.  It'll change again real soon.  :)

Monday - Skillet hash from leftover steak, green beans
Tuesday - Chicken noodle stoup
Wednesday - Leftovers
Thursday - Weiners w/mac & cheese, asparagus
Friday - Pizza
Saturday - Tacos w/fixins
Sunday - Fried drumsticks, mashed taters

I'm linking up with the other menu planners at I'm an Organizing Junkie.
Thanks again Laura for hosting this each week.  :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Menu Plan Monday, October 18-24, 2010

Monday - Macaroni & cheese w/smoked sausage

Tuesday - Chuck roast with veggies in crock pot

Wednesday - Leftovers (church night)

Thursday - Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garlic bread

Friday - Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Saturday - Shrimp scampi w/linguine

Sunday - Leftovers or FFYS

For more menus stop by 
and see Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie

Monday, August 30, 2010

Menu Plan Monday, August 30-September 5

Well we made it through the first week of school!  There were no tardies, no morning battles, and for the most part no night time battles either.  There is actually excitement coming from Becca when school is mentioned and she's said a couple of times that she likes school.  This is a vast improvement over last year when we fought every morning and were late more often than not.  I'm almost scared to say how pleased I've been so far for fear of jinxing myself.

There is also a semi smooth evening routine in place although it does kind of fluctuate a bit from night to night and the timing isn't perfect on it.  It's early on yet so I'm hopeful that we'll get all the kinks ironed out before too long.  None of the after school stuff has started yet so we're pretty much just dealing with homework at the moment.  I can tell that homework is going to be a major stressor this year on both of us.  I'm trying to maintain a positive attitude though in hopes that I don't stress her out more.

This week is going to be more or less a "junk food" week as far as dinners go.  I'm resisting going to the big grocery store unless I have to but I'm  also trying to find things that Becca will eat without a lot of resistance.

Here is our menu plan in all it's glory.  If this isn't to your taste, go see Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie and I'll bet you can find some ideas from the participants there.

Monday - Nachos Supreme
Tuesday - Tuna Patties w/mac & cheese
Wednesday - Mom's Hamburger Helper
Thursday - Chicken fingers (ritz cracker breading)
Friday - Grilled cheese sandwiches
Saturday - Pizza (boxed crust, our toppings)
Sunday - Sandwiches & chips

Until next week, adieu!