I think I ate a salad for lunch every day last week and not because I was on some get ready for spring type diet. My body was craving salad. And tomatoes. I don’t even like tomatoes all that much but I was chopping them up and throwing them in my salads. Of course, I think I may have undone any benefits gained with Saturday’s meals out…pizza for lunch followed by McDonald’s for dinner did not mix well.
We had a great lunch at a family birthday party hosted at a local pizza pub and then, I had promised J his choice for dinner to make up for my date mix-up over his planned sleepover. He picked the golden arches, of course. They are his hamburger gold standard. Thankfully, his dad’s hamburgers register as second place. My husband actually had the sense not to eat McDonald’s after the late-afternoon lunch of pizza out. I did not. Neither did G who woke up with a middle of the night stomachache. I could have moved the clocks forward right on time at 2:00a.m. but was too busy finding the Tums and giving thanks that it was not the stomach flu!
The sun is (finally) shining and spring weather seems to be arriving so it is time for us to get away from the heavy winter type meals although I do like soup and may or may not end up having it for lunch one day this week. It’s also shaping up to be a busy week…after being stuck in the house so much with the cold and bad weather, I am excited for a season of busy! Here’s what I plan to serve my family this week:
MONDAY: BBQ chicken legs in the slow cooker, corn, and salad
TUESDAY (Super busy, double-booked night!): Husband will be in charge of dinner but I’m planning and going easy on him. Frozen pizza and salad.
WEDNESDAY: French Toast, bacon or sausage, and fruit
THURSDAY: Taco salads
FRIDAY (The right day for the sleepover!): Hamburgers and french fries
This week’s menu is fairly simple and even seems a bit boring to me but hopefully, it will give me time to plan ahead for next week’s dilemma where I’m hosting Bunco but foolishly agreed to work a full day on the day I had set aside to cook. What’s cooking at your house this week? Let me know… in case I like what you’re having better and want to invite myself to dinner!
As usual, I’m linking up over at Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura from I’m An Organizing Junkie. I always get great ideas for meals when I spend some time over there. If you are feeling like you are in a menu planning rut or looking for inspiration to get started with meal planning in general, then go check it out.