Sunday, March 16, 2008

Menu plan Monday



Ok, it's really Sunday, but if I wait until Monday it's too late. Two things I've learned are 1) if I don't have a plan by Monday morning, we're out of luck and 2) plan easy things on busy days (like Monday I have faculty meeting, Tuesday Harmony has dance, and Thursday we have life group). So here's the plan...any advice on cooking orange roughie or tilapia? Patrick and I either have left overs or the stash of Lean Cuisines I have in the freezer at work.

Sunday night--grilled cheese and tomato soup, grapes
Monday kids' lunch--left over French Toast and sausage, apple slices, yogurt
Monday night--gorganzola and roasted red pepper turkey burgers, green beans
Tuesday kids' lunch--MYO pizzas, milk, carrots and broccoli, mangoes
Tuesday night (Harmony has dance, Patrick gone)--Spaghetti and meatballs, salad
Wednesday lunch--ham sandwich, pickle for Henry, homemade cereal/chx mix, apple for Henry, peaches for Harmony
Wednesday dinner--Asian pork lettuce wraps, brown rice, Asian veggie mix
Thursday lunch--left overs or sandwiches, fruit, pudding
Thursday dinner (life group)--scrambled eggs, toast, turkey sausage, applesauce
Friday lunch--don't have to worry about--Jen feeds them :)
Friday dinner--something with the fish that's in our freezer that I don't know what to do with--google cooking, here we come!
Saturday lunch--Clean out the fridge :)
Saturday dinner--TBA :)
Sunday lunch--Easter dinner at MIL or SIL's house
Sunday dinner--Egg salad sandwiches

16 comments:

Connie said...

Welcome to MPM!!

We love having breakfast for dinner. Okay. I love it. Because it's easy. DH will eat whatever I put in front of him. LOL!

Have you tried the Ziploc Steamer Bags? I have been using them to make fish (cod) and all of my veggies! I love these bags....so easy!

Have a great week!

Laura said...

Your Asian pork lettuce wraps sound yummy!

Org Junkie said...

Welcome, welcome, welcome! So glad you have joined us :)

Laura

PlanningQueen said...

I sue a similar philosophy when I am planning our family meals. After the end of a hectic day, I definitely don't want to spend hours in the kitchen! Welcome aboard MPM.

Kim said...

What a great idea! I try to plan menu's out for the week too (when I am actually on top of it). It makes "What do you want for dinner?" go so much easier. :-)

Jen said...

I have a good tilapia recipe I'll drop off later today...
Also, I always try to double one of my recipes one night each week and put it in the freezer for the next week. Then, on our busiest craziest night, dinner is done and super simple.
Sounds like a good plan! I'm with you...if I don't plan, we eat weird!

Niki said...

Lettuce wraps...Mmmmm!!!

Lora said...

Welcome to MPM!
Your menus look great! I hope they make your week go easier.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wifey said...

Those turkey burgers sound awesome! Have a great week!

April said...

What great variety!!

Jamie said...

Your menu looks great! Those turkey burgers sound wonderful, we love turkey burgers at our house. Have a great week!

Nancy (aka Blonde 1) said...

The asian pork lettuce wraps sound tasy. Do you have a recipe to share?

Bobbie said...

Looks great! Welcome to MPM- and you are so right- if you odnt do it on Sunday and Monday rolls around you are in trouble!

Mommychicky said...

Welcome to MPM! Tilapia vs. Orange Roughy - I'd pick the tilapia, here's a recipe we like, it calls for flounder but tilapia stands in just fine:
Fish with Ratatouille
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Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

My menu is up at Don't Eat Baby

Kiy said...

Great menu, I'd love to see your lettuce wraps recipe too! I have a totally FAB recipe for tilapia on my menu for this week. Quick, easy and everyone loves it. It will work for any white fish (heck, even chicken!) but we much prefer tilapia these days.

Cheers! Kiy

Julie said...

I just had to share my Broiled Parmesan Tilapia recipe with you. It is SOOO good and SOOO easy!

http://bignlittlesmom.wordpress.com/2008/02/25/broiled-tilapia-parmesan/