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
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!