Sunday, 20 January 2013

Menu Planning Monday

I'm really trying to plan out our meals, including breakfast and lunches, on Sundays.  This makes it so much easier for me to stick to our food budget, as well as not having to rush every morning to get lunches and breakfast together or get a text at 4:30 from Chris every afternoon that reads, "Any ideas for dinner?"  I use a printable weekly calendar from TomKat Studio which you can find here.

This week our dinners will be:

Sunday:  Birthday party leftovers

Monday:  Balsamic pork chops, wild rice, broccoli

Tuesday:  Ribeye steaks with tomato corn salsa (I'm not making the salsa), sweet potato fries, sliced cucumbers

Wednesday:  Crustless ham and cheese quiche, sliced apples.

Thursday:  Marinated chicken tenderloins, rice, carrots

Friday:  Breakfast for dinner.  Turkey bacon, scrambled eggs, waffles, yogurt

Saturday:  Stir fry Italian sausage and sliced veggies

Some of our breakfasts will include banana bread muffins, blueberry muffins, waffles, scrambled eggs, and biscuits and sausage.  (I have a protein shake for breakfast, every day.)

Lunches are always a little chaotic.  Henry and Katie buy generally 3-5 days a week at school, depending on what's on the menu.  David and I bring our lunches every day.  Jack goes to school two days a week and likes to bring his lunch.  Chris eats at home every day.  David is a very selective eater.  I pack his lunch in a Bento box, and it's usually a mixture of just whatever we've got that he likes.  Henry and Katie will eat pretty much anything so their lunches are easy to pack.  Jack gets a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch.  I bring mine and like to bring salad a few times a week, leftovers from dinner, soups, sliced veggies and hummus...You can see why lunches are a little chaotic!  I pack as much as I can the night before (if it's a work/school night) and lay out what I'll need to make breakfast and finish packing lunches.  Needless to say, I love days off from school to give me a break from the lunchboxes!

What's to eat at your house this week?

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