Menu planning is made for week’s like last week! Monday evening Copper headed out of town early for a church leadership meeting. Copper’s Dad and his wife joined us Tuesday for a meal. Wednesday Dani put in our garden, and William needed an emergency run to the orthodontist to repair his braces. He also received a scary injury caused by blunt force to his sternum which required our watching him closely for the rest of the day. Thursday the pain in Will’s chest was still bad enough that it required a trip to the doctor, x-rays, a return to the doctor’s office and then sending us home with the knowledge that he’d just suffered some very deep bruising. We got home just two hours before our Discipleship Group from church arrived for our twice a month study. Friday I was under the weather with a tummy bug, which I probably picked up at the hospital the day before.
Menu planning saved the day for us! We knew what was on the menu and could work ahead a bit whenever possible. I was out of the house for part of the day Wednesday and occupied with watching Will closely all day, and it was wonderful to not even have to think about dinner because it was already planned. Though I was at the hospital all afternoon Thursday, Dani was able to check the menu and get dinner going before I came in. Without a menu plan in place, last week would likely have seen us running out for fast food that was not in the budget and/or eating slapped together, nutritionally lacking meals.
Menu planning will save the day! Or week, as was the case for me last week!
Here’s our menu plan for this week, with links to recipes as they’re available. Be sure to visit Menu Plan Monday for more great menu ideas.
Breakfast: Audrey’s Coffee Cake
Lunch: Mexican Cornbread Casserole after church, a big platter of Melt In Your Mouth Cookies to share
Dinner: Wild Dinner (Our typical Sunday evening every-man-for-himself meal)
Breakfast: Copper’s Monday Morning Waffles
Lunch: Double Decker Cheese Sandwiches, Chips
Dinner: Grilled Pork Roast, Ambrosia Salad, Dinner Rolls
Lunch: German Pancake with homemade Buttermilk Syrup, Fruit
Dinner: Tuesday Night Tacos
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg Omelets, Toast
Lunch: Southwestern Tostadas, Green Salad
Dinner: Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf (from this cookbook), French Fries, Mixed Vegetables
Breakfast: Old-fashioned oatmeal
Lunch: PBJ Sandwiches, Chips
Dinner: Hot dogs, Green Beans
THURSDAY AFTERNOON GOODIE: Cupcakes
Lunch: Boys’ choice (Dani and I will be in town for the fortnightly marketing peregrination)
Dinner: Sub Sandwich from the grocery store deli counter, chips
Lunch: Dani’s Choise
Dinner: Nachos – A Saturday Night Tradition
THIS WEEK’S MOM SAYS “YES” SNACKS:
Apple slices and peanut butter
2 -3 Cuties (Mandarin oranges)
2 Hard Boiled Eggs
What’s on the menu at your house this week?
God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!