Sunday, April 20, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - 4/21/08

We had a bit of a change in our menu for this past week.... The meatloaf and sides I made on Monday night ended up making TONS of leftovers. I went ahead and made the nachos I had planned on Tuesday because those are a huge hit with the kids, but decided to defer Wednesday's stir fry to another week. Instead on Wednesday we ate left over meatloaf again (we also ate it for lunch on Tuesday!!). Then after I posted last weeks plan, I remembered we had a church even tonight that we would be eating at, so tonight's meal was skipped as well.
Turns out I probably wouldn't have cooked anyway because Eli is sick again and has been in much need of mommy-time and lots of cuddles. He had what we thought was a cold, that has turned into something horrendous - he's had the cough of the century - complete with gagging himself into vomiting because he just can't stop coughing. He's also had a fever of between 101.5 and 103 for FIVE days..... So, it's been a wee bit hectic around here with trying to keep up with everything and Jacob and give Eli the extra attention he has needed.
This weeks menu consists of very kid-friendly foods. Michael is leaving tomorrow morning at 0-dark-thirty for a TDY (military) and will be gone until Friday next week. So, rather than cook entire meals that make leftovers, I've decided to just prepare simple meals that don't require any prep. work and that I know the kids will eat - something happens to them when Michael is gone and they just become totally different kids - if you have a husband that travels you will completely understand that.

Monday - Grilled cheese sandwiches made with 100% whole wheat bread - with tomato soup added for me

Tuesday - Chicken nachos (with leftover chicken that I froze from last week's nachos)

Wednesday - Pancakes with 100% pure maple syrup

Thursday - Pizza - I might try a new recipe for homemade spelt dough I found and make my own sauce - this will completely depend on how the day has gone and how the children are behaving - otherwise I have a few store bought ones in the freezer!!

Friday - grilled cheese again

Saturday - Tacos (seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, homemade sour cream with sauteed peppers and onions on mine) on 100% whole wheat tortillas
Sunday - Lasagna - it's a store bought frozen one - but I know it will make lots of leftovers and the kids LOVE it!

PS - Michael will be in the DC area and I wonder if there's anywhere that he MUST see - other than the obvious places (Wash. monument and mall, Downtown DC, he might even be able to get into the Pentagon since he's active duty AF, Baltimore, etc.). I've also requested he go by and take photos of Charm City Cakes (aka Ace of Cakes on Food Network) when he's in Baltimore though I'm still working on finding the address for him!!
Check in at I'm an Organizing Junkie's site to find more wonderful recipes for the coming week.

1 comment:

Sonshine said...

Totally understand the "different kids" routine when hubby is gone! I think it seems more prevalent in male kids than it does with females...they are missing their male role model type of thing.

As for your menu, it would work for me! I always do kid friendly when hubby is gone. I think it makes life easier on everyone and no wasted food cause "daddy the garbage disposal" isn't at home. :)

Have a good week! Hope your kiddos get well!