My family survived two weeks without a menu plan. Let me tell you, it wasn’t pretty. If I thought of something in the morning that I’d like to make for dinner, I’d find that one or more necessary ingredients were no longer in the pantry or freezer. Too many days I found myself standing at the freezer door in the afternoon looking for inspiration. Freezers are not very inspiring!
I didn’t plan to not plan….does that even make sense? Life happened. We ate fairly well. I am glad, however, that a plan is in place for the week ahead.
Are any of you working your way through the free Gooseberry Patch meatloaf cookbook*? If so, please share what you’ve made in the Meatloaf discussion group on my Facebook page or in the comments here. (If you don’t use Facebook, you can see most of what’s happening on the Copperswife Facebook page in the Facebook box in my right hand side bar.) Oo La La Meatloaf is on Friday’s menu at my house this week. I’ll let you know how it was.
This week’s dynamics are a bit different, and the menu reflects that difference. My husband will be in Advanced Officer school all week. He won’t be home with us during the day at all, so lunches will be simpler.
Here we go!
Breakfast – Audrey’s Coffeecake
Lunch – Sandwiches & chips after church, with a tray full of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies to share
Dinner – Wild Dinner! (Our William’s term for our Sunday evening, every man for himself, meal.)
Breakfast – Waffles
Lunch – Grilled Ham & Cheese on Sourdough, Chips
Dinner – Chicken Broccoli Braid, Green Salad, Fruit
Breakfast – Cereal
Lunch – Hobo Lunches (Sliced Cheese, Crackers, Sliced Apples)
Dinner – A belated birthday celebration for Corin! Stroganoff Meatballs over Brown Basmati Rice, Spinach/Orange/Cranberry/Pecan Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, Cantaloupe, and Lola’s Homemade Ice Cream
Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs & Toast
Lunch – Left over meatballs and rice
Dinner – Beef Empanadas (from this cookbook ), Spanish Rice, Asparagus
Breakfast – Old fashioned oatmeal
Lunch – Macaroni & Cheese, Applesauce
Dinner – Ham & Bean Soup (using the meaty ham bone in the freezer since Easter), Soft Bread Sticks
Thursday Treat – Dani will be making Poppy Seed Muffins & Apple Muffins for tonight Discipleship Group meeting in our home and a S’Mores Snack for the afternoon when Corin and my grandbabies visit.
Breakfast – Pancakes
Lunch – Left over soup, crackers
Dinner – Oo La La Meatloaf (from the free* Kindle cookbook ), Roasted Red Potatoes, Italian Vegetable Mix
Breakfast – Cereal
Lunch – Chef’s Choice
Dinner – Nachos – Our Saturday Night Tradition
(This is posting very late, I know. Our Internet has been out since early this morning. Argh!)
What’s on the menu at your house this week? Trying anything new?
God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
*Please note – as of this writing, this cookbook is available for FREE. However, prices are subject to change, so be sure to check that the cookbook is still free before downloading! Remember – you don’t need to own a Kindle to enjoy Kindle products. Amazon offers a free Kindle reader app for PCs, Macs, Smart Phones and other devices.