Monday, February 20, 2012

Menu Plan - February 20-26

One of the best things I've done in my kitchen over the years is to meal plan! Having a plan written down makes that "witching hour" of 4:30-6 pm go so much more smoothly. Do we always follow the plan down to each detail? No, not always. Sometimes what I plan on Sunday to eat on Thursday isn't what I feel like fixing come Thursday. Or we might have a change in plans that will not allow for me to make what's on the menu. Or I might forget to get the meat out of the freezer in time to thaw. But it's a start, and that's what matters most. A plan is a very good thing to have!

With our busy schedule and commitment to eating together as a family nightly, I've come up with a thematic night approach to planning our weekly menu. I've used a variety of menu planning strategies over the years, and this seems to be working best for our family at this stage of life. We have fruit at every meal, but I don't always write that down in the plan. We just sort of pull together what we have on hand.
Here's what's on our menu plan for this week with a few changes to our regular themes due to our family schedule. 

Monday - Chicken Enchiladas, Rice and Beans, Salad, Red Devil's Food Cake
ONE DISH Tuesday - No Peek Beef Stew, Salad, Rolls, Applesauce (from freezer)
ON THE GO Wednesday - 3 Bean Chili, Cornbread, Salad
KIDS' PICK Thursday - Pork Chops, Cheesy/Bacon Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dirt Pudding Cups
MEATLESS Friday - Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas, Salad
QUICK BITE Saturday - Italian Sliders, Garlic Parmesan Fries, Fruit Cobbler
Sunday BRUNCH - Baked Oatmeal, Ham Slices, Fruit Parfaits
Sunday Dinner - Roasted Sausage/Potato/Veggies, Salad, Rolls with Homemade Peach Jam   

Cereal/Oatmeal with fruit/Toast
Choc Chip Pancakes/Waffles/Sausage links
Hard Cooked Eggs
Crackers with Cheese/Cream Cheese/Peanut Butter
Apples/Peanut Butter
Snack Mix (goldfish/pretzels/raisins/nuts/cereal/M&Ms)
Granola Bars

I'll post the recipes later in the week with photos. This blog is a work in progress! Thanks for following!

What's on your menu this week?

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