Our Menu (Week of August 19, 2012)

No, you didn’t wake from a long slumber only to discover it’s Thanksgiving.  :)  My parents were visiting and we craved, desired, needed a turkey dinner.  And turkey we had!  That led to great leftovers of course and turkey noodle soup…a favorite around these parts.

I took a menu planning break for a few weeks and thought I’d have a plan by Monday night.  Um.

So here’s our menu plan for the week.  Although I’m looking forward to the autumn months, I’m a bit down about the end of delicious fruit and veggies.  Don’t go, dear vegs and fruits!  Stay a bit longer!  I’ve no control, unfortunately, over the end of such food bliss, so we’re filling our bellies up with the dwindling supply this week.

 Here’s what we’re having this week.  I’m going to test some new fall recipes…yay!

Breakfasts

Note: I often eat a different breakfast than the ones listed.  For example, lately I eat a bit of Greek yogurt with fresh berries, peaches, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, almondmilk, and a few other ingredients.  It fills me up and is incredibly nutritious.  Just thought I’d share!

  • Cereal, strawberries
  • Sausage and egg cups, mango & strawberries
  • Oatmeal with dried cherries & bananas x 2
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Our Menu (Week of July 29, 2012)

I want to have fun this week.  Good ol’ fashioned summer fun.  Plus, I need to watch the Olympics.   That means our menu will be as quick and easy as possible so I can focus on making memories with my little Munchie.  :) 

 Here’s what we’re having this week. 

Breakfasts

  • Cereal, blueberries, and juice
  • Whole wheat toast, Greek yogurt with blueberry puree, watermelon
  • Green monster smoothies, French toast strips, o.j.
  • Ham and egg mini bakes, oj., fruit
  • Blackberry jam cake, fruit salad, milk
  • Oatmeal with dried cherries & bananas x 2

Green monster smoothie

Lunches

  • Chicken salad sandwiches, watermelon, cucumber salad
  • PB and homemade jam sandwiches, fruit salad
  • Patty melts, peaches, smoothies
  • Zucchini patties, watermelon & berries
  • Lunch out
  • Leftovers plus fruit x 2

Dinners

  • Turkey veggie goulash, honey cornbread
  • Garlic chicken peanut stir-fry, rice, sauteed garlic spinach
  • Black bean burgers w/avocado spread, tossed salad, roasted zucchini/mushroom/squash
  • Slow cooker cranberry chicken, brown rice, sauteed broccoli, glazed carrots
  • Mini mac n’ cheese pies, homemade applesauce, baked mashed potatoes, roasted zucchini
  • Leftovers Night x 2

Snacks, Desserts, & Fun Extras

  • Summer fruit including lots of watermelon
  • Carrots, cucumbers, celery, and dip
  • Graham crackers and p.b., string cheese, popcorn
  • Banana pudding

Freezer Cooking & DIY Session:  I don’t do a traditional once-a-month session, but generally choose 2 or 3 recipes. 

  • Skipping the freezer cooking
  • Lemon curd (didn’t get to it last week)
  • Something to put the lemon curd on. :)

*For great menu ideas and plans, stop by Menu Plan Monday over at OrgJunkie and On the Menu Monday at Stone Gable.

Our Menu (Week of July 22, 2012)

Summer fruit love

Why hello there!  I took a couple of weeks off from menu plans due to vacation (yay!) and, uh, laziness.  But I missed having a menu plan last week.  Because when you’re feeling lazy?  That’s when you could really use the plan!  (I’m shouting at myself.)  It just makes meal times easy, breezy, beautiful Cover Girl!

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My Gotta Tries: What Should Be On Our Menu

Happy 4th of July!  Hope you’re relaxing and beating the heat!

I don’t have a menu plan this week.  What?  I know, how odd.  But I’m headed to London to train for the Olympics.  Yes, I’ll be in the 2012 Summer Olympics.  And One Moment in Time better be blasting when I win the gold for my uneven bars routine.

I’m not headed to the Olympics.  But that’d be a great excuse for not accomplishing a lot of things lately (blogging, deep cleaning the house, organizing the garage, etc.).  Instead, I sat on my buns and watched too much of the Olympic trials.  I kind of feel more athletic and lean just from watching all that sportiness.

My future Olympian.

Since I’m not sharing a menu this week, here’s a plethora (I just wanted to say pleeeeh-thor-aaaaa: name that movie!) of recipes I plan to make this summer.  These caught my hungry eye and I’ll test them out all summer long.

I’ll eat and watch the Olympics.  Totally a sport.

Breakfast

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie from Fudge Banana Swirl

Source: Fudge Banana Swirl 

I’ve made a lot of smoothies in my time and even some with oatmeal, but this one from Fudge Banana Swirl just sounds extra yummy.  Continue reading

Our Menu (Week of June 24, 2012)

Poor, poor, neglected blog.  Last week I had too good a time enjoying summer and didn’t give this little blog the love and attention it deserves.  But this week I’ll be back in the saddle and hope you’ll stick around to see what I have up my blogging sleeve. :)

Since Munchie really liked learning about France we’ve decided to continue exploring that lovely country for our “learning about our world” activities (as noted in our 102 Things To Do This Summer List).  So I’ll also keep France a part of our menu plan just as it was last week.  :)  I’ll also be sharing a few recipes from this menu plan.  Are you interested?

 

Here’s what we’re having this week.  Bon Appetit!

Breakfasts

  • Berry crepes, melon, o.j.
  • Pain au chocolat, melon & berries, French hot chocolate
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Our Menu (Week of June 17, 2012)

Where I’ll be dining this week.  Ahahahahahaaaaaaaa!……….sob.

Hi all!  I forgot to brainstorm this week’s menu.  But I’ve been thinking about some delicious looking desserts I saw online this past week.  Which I must ignore.  Ignore.

This week we’re doing a bit of “learning about our world” as noted in our 102 Things To Do This Summer List so I’m incorporating a bit of France into the plan.  :)  If you know me, it’s no surprise that I chose France for our 1st “trip”.  I love America, but I have a “thing” for France.  My choices or outcomes might not be terribly authentic, but I’m giving it a shot.  Munchie is excited and asked if we will go to Africa and North Carolina (??? no idea where those came from).

So here we go…planning as I type.  Here’s what we’re having this week:

Breakfasts

  • Blueberry coffee cake, strawberries, juice x 2
  • Stuffed breakfast biscuits, blueberries, pineapple juice
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Our Menu (Week of June 10, 2012)

Whew, it was a bit of a crazy week with the last week of preschool and other activities.  I’m looking forward to a week of summer fun with my Munchie.  Some of that fun will be had in the kitchen together.  :)

Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Breakfasts

Our Menu (Week of June 3, 2012)

It may not officially be summer, but it’s definitely summer here.  I’m going to keep on grilling and using my slow cooker this week whenever I can.  I also didn’t stick to our menu 100% last week so I’ll carry over a couple items.  My husband’s aunt gave us a lot of huge, delicious avocadoes from her tree so I’m implementing them into meals wherever I can.  :)

We’re also eating up some of the scrumptious English muffin bread I made.  So darn good.

Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Pizza pockets

Breakfasts

Our Menu (Week of May 27, 2012)

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  I hope everyone has a relaxing, long weekend. :)

I have a lengthy to-do list this week mainly because I’m putting pressure on myself to get some nagging projects done.  So I’m relying on my slow cooker and the grill to help me out.  Less kitchen clean up, more crossing off items on my list!  Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Green monster smoothie

Breakfasts

Our Menu (Week of May 20, 2012)

I’m hoping to focus on household organization this week (will it ever end?) so, for the most part, I’m keeping our menu plan easy and familiar.  Since it officially feels like summer, I’m taking advantage of both the grill and my husband–he can grill while I make the sides ;).  Easy!

Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Cinnamon roll biscuits

Breakfasts

Lunches

  • Leftovers x 2 plus fruit
  • P.b and jelly, watermelon, yogurt
  • Ham and cheese sliders, fruit
  • Bean and cheese burritos (made with homemade refried beans hopefully), fruit salad
  • Taiwanese noodle bowl with veggies
  • Egg salad sandwiches with avocado & tomato, strawberry smoothies

Dinners

  • Chicken Olivia over rice, tossed salad, broccoli
  • Herb-roasted salmon, rice, sautéed garlic spinach, roasted mushrooms
  • Beef tostadas, homemade refried beans, sweet corn cake
  • Baked honey mustard chicken thighs with peppers, veggie tian, couscous
  • Grilled rib eye steaks, creamy mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and mushrooms
  • Tortellini bake, spinach salad, roasted squash, garlic bread
  • Leftovers Night

Snacks

  • Pineapples, melons, apples, bananas
  • Graham crackers with p.b, cheese bites
  • Yogurt & veggies

Freezer Cooking & DIY Session:  I don’t do a traditional once-a-month session, but generally choose 2 or 3 recipes. 

  • Slow cooker refried beans (still haven’t made this…yikes)
  • English muffin bread (4 loaves)
  • And: TBD from MSM’s 4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Challenge

What’s cooking in your home this week?

*For great menu ideas and plans, stop by Menu Plan Monday over at OrgJunkie:)