Mild Menu Plan

This week calls for a mild menu plan.  Last week did not go as planned.  I seem to type that sentence a lot around here.   The boys ended up attending a family party on Tuesday while I worked a bit later pushing our menu for that day to Wednesday.  G ended up having a dentist appointment on Thursday in one of those we can get him in tomorrow or 3 months from now scenarios.  I was already scheduled to work so my husband took him and they decided to get Chinese for lunch throwing off that night’s dinner plan.

I’m so grateful that we had frozen pizza instead that night because later I fell victim to a serious stomach bug.  The kind that lasted all night long.  The kind where you wish the 2.5 lb weight loss would last (trust me it doesn’t).  The kind that makes it impossible to look at Pinterest because just looking at the food pictures make you sick.

Saturday was better although I was not ready to cook yet.  Am I the only strange soul that craves McDonald’s chicken nuggets when I’m sick?  It’s weird isn’t it?  I didn’t cook yesterday either and we had Casey’s Pizza for dinner.  I have no plans to carry over our missed meals  to this week.  They don’t belong on this week’s mild menu plan.  Tacos don’t really belong either but I still have to throw something on the plates that they’ll actually eat (and I have Bunco on Tuesday night anyway).     Really my mild menu plan is a mix of mild foods and food that doesn’t require me to do a lot of serious meal preparation.



MONDAY:  Fish Sticks and Baked Potatoes, Salad


My family prefers this to homemade (I LIKE my homemade lasagna) so another easy dinner night.

My family prefers this to homemade (I LIKE my homemade lasagna) so another easy dinner night.

WEDNESDAY:  Lasagna, Garlic Bread, and Salad (As much as I want to try one of those skillet lasagna recipes from my Something Different for Dinner board, I’m going easy on myself and buying a box of Stouffer’s frozen lasagna)

THURSDAY:  Rotisserie Chicken Cesar Salad

FRIDAY:  Hamburgers and Hotdogs on the grill


Clearly, our week is not set up for the healthiest or most inspired of menus around here but I’m pretty sure they’ll survive.  What do you make when you don’t feel like cooking once all the “take-0ut” menu options have been utilized?  For a good variety of healthy and inspiring menu plans, be sure to go check out Menu Plan Monday over at I’m An Organizing Junkie!


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10 thoughts on “Mild Menu Plan

  1. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me

    I had to laugh at your Chicken McNuggets craving when you’re sick. I crave Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (yup, the orange powder in the box stuff) when I’m sick. I never did, but when I was pregnant (and sick) with my daughter, I had a ridiculous craving for that stuff for about four months. Ever since then, it’s what I want when I have a stomach thing. Bizarre.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Must be something in that orange powder packet that helps! My younger son actually made that one of his dinner requests for this week but I’m not sure it will make it on the menu.

    1. Jean Post author

      I don’t know that I’ve ever actually tried hot and sour soup. I’ll have to check it out next time we’re out.

    1. Jean Post author

      That is very true! This week that meant making a menu plan but not getting around to posting it (or anything else…maybe today).

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