Soup’s OFF, Menu Plan Monday

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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

Our Favorite French Toast

Our Favorite French Toast

THURSDAY:  Taco salads

FRIDAY (The right day for the sleepover!):  Hamburgers and french fries

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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.

 

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7 thoughts on “Soup’s OFF, Menu Plan Monday

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  2. Deanna

    I have been using this WONDERFUL community cookbook to find my meal ideas. I start any old day, and I have a small calendar thing with fill in lines that has a magnet on the back. I just write in meals in the slots, as in, ONE box is ONE part of the meal, then I write the page number down, then if my meal takes up TWO spaces, as in TWO parts to the meal, I put a box around the two spaces with pen 🙂 It’s been fun trying the new recipes, and working my way through the cookbook.

    This cookbook is from the Blanchardville Fire and EMS Station, and it’s been mostly wonderful. A few duds here and there, like carrot casserole that gave both Jenna and I ‘process food gut’ which she then stayed home from school the following day LOL She’s a good student, and is on top of her work, so no biggie, PLUS, TMI but HOW can you send a kid to school with um, *issues* to deal with in public places LOL LOL The sad thing about it all is that I KNEW going into it, as in while I’m making it, before combining everything, I got that oh no feeling, that it wasn’t going to settle well LOL But I made a pact with myself that I wasn’t going to question too much the recipes being that even ‘weird’ ones ended up being delish, like Reuben soup 🙂 YUM we three agreed.

    Last night wasn’t a good example of our usual dinner fare, but we had dance, then a singing concert, which brought us home for 7:30, so we were on our way to a restaurant, but we could not pick one, so we turned around and went home. We had those LOVELY Costco tortillas that you cook yourself, then filled them with Josie’s dejected chicken strips and lettuce, and choice of ranch or bbq, and a bit of shredded cheddar. Then Chad and I had grapefruit, Jenna had pineapple, and Josie had an apple. I LOVE how we saved $50, ate what was in the house already, and still managed a semi-healthy meal, considering all of the processed chicken. Which btw, BLECH!

    Deanna

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    1. Jean Post author

      We’ve done that before…where we ended up at home because we couldn’t decide on where to eat. How fun to be working through a cookbook like that 🙂

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