Sunday, April 27, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - 4/28/08

Here it is time for another menu. Where does time go?

I had an easy food week this past week because Michael has been gone and it's not an easy task to prepare dinner with a 4 yr. old and 23 month old 'helping' so I decided to make kid friendly meals that were easy and wouldn't cause much fuss! It was a success!

I changed things up a bit, but made everything I had planned (just on different days).

A couple of weeks ago I read some tips on non-soggy french toast so I decided tonight's dinner of breakfast would be french toast. I don't remember where I read these tips or I would link to them, but the main tip was to add about 1 Tbsp. of flour to your batter mix (I use about 2 cups of milk and 1 egg). The other tip wasn't 'soggy' related but it was to whirl the batter in the blender for a few seconds to incorporate all the egg because we all know there's nothing worse than soggy french toast with egg cooked on the outside of it!! This worked a charm, no egg bits on the toast. The flour worked pretty well, only I think I had the heat too high so it was still a tad soggy on the inside but nice and crispy on the outside. Next time I'll just cook it slower...

Enough of my french toast ramblings and on to this weeks plan.

Michael won't be home until Friday evening and I haven't been to the grocery store (except for some fresh fruit) since a week before he left. Tomorrow would normally be my grocery shopping day but I am NOT taking my kids with me. They turn into someone else's children when I take them to the grocery store. Most other places (even shopping at the mall) they behave really well, there's just something about boys and grocery stores.... So, this week is all about using what I already have.

Monday - Maccaroni and stewed tomatoes (actually it's whole wheat penne and canned organic stewed tomatoes)

Tuesday - Frozen pizza with toaster oven tots

Wednesday - French toast (using the 'cook-it-slower' method mentioned above!)

Thursday - Philly cheesesteak with sauteed peppers and onions (I have a small bag of the veggies already cut and frozen) and grated mozarella. There's only enough of this for ONE so the kids will either have pb&j since I have an extra loaf of bread in the freezer or some canned soup.....

Friday - Stir Fry (moved from 2 weeks ago)

Saturday - I'm taking the day off.

Sunday - Shepherd's pie [note to self - don't forget the corn this time!! :-)]

I wish I could show you a picture of how bare my pantry and freezer are to show you what I had to work with planning this menu...... But alas, Michael has the camera (and the old one really did die this week) since he's in lovely DC.

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MyThreeDaughters said...

I am having the same problem, and it is nearly snowing today, but think I will get there. We are having a fruit delivery tomorrow so that should help.

Tiany said...

Looks like a great menu to me! I hope you have a very blessed week!

Bonnie said...

Looks great !! Would love to know how you make your philly cheese steak !

Bonnie at The Beans Blog

PlanningQueen said...

Love to see that your taking a day off! I actually have three days off this week because we are going away. Thanks for the tips on the french toast.

Laura said...'s no fun when your hubby's gone. Hope your week goes well. I always have a terrible time planning a menu when my husband is out of town...I think you did GREAT...and without going to the store too?! Wow.

Kate said...

What a yummy week. You've done a fantastic job planning your meals with just what you have on hand.