Sunday, November 8, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday, hosted by I'm an Organizing Junkie.

As part of my effort to stay on top of things and be proactive rather than being reactive, I've done up a menu plan for our dinners this week. Breakfast and lunch aren't an issue for us as the kids and I have simple breakfasts and clean out the fridge for lunch, but dinner can mess up the entire schedule, so for this week, we've only got dinners on the menu. (If I get ambitious or think I need to, I'll start doing lunches, too.) Having said that, Superman takes leftovers for lunch whenever it works out, so I am including that in my planning.

Monday -
Superman's lunch - leftover tuna and bread for tuna sandwiches.
Family Dinner - Tuna Casserole (he says you can never have too much tuna fish - go figure!) with Green Beans and Corn on the side.

Tuesday -
Superman's lunch - leftover tuna casserole (or, if he's finally sick of it, leftover Mexican from our party Saturday night)
Family Dinner - Chicken soup made from chicken stock I froze....we'll be gone in the afternoon, so this crockpot meal will be perfect...filled with vegetables and served with One Hour Bread.

Wednesday -
Must make Friday Delight on Thursday, but I'm not sure what I'm making. I'll know what I'm making by Tuesday night.
Superman's lunch - leftover chicken soup.
Family Dinner - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Green Beans, and Sourdough Bread

Thursday -
Superman's lunch - leftover spaghetti dinner
Chili Dogs (okay, I'd really like to make these Bagel Dogs, but I'm not committing...chili dogs is my fallback!)

Friday -
Superman isn't working this day, so no lunch plan.
Family Dinner - Pizza night! (the cold weather has really finally arrived, so homemade pizza is back on the menu!)

There! A plan! Perfect? No, but doable and in place. This week is all about simplicity and feeling like I have a handle on my life again. This menu is only one little piece, but it is there!


Tootsie said...

okay... I don't do too much without a plan but when it comes to cooking and supper...I tend to fly by the seat of my pants...especially when it comes to hockey season for my son!
you put me to shame!

Alicia said...

I don't know how many times I said I was going to make a weekly menu. I need to start!!

Cara said...

Isn't menu planning wonderful!? I don't really plan our lunches or breakfasts much, but I find it crucial to have a plan for dinner. Your menu looks great! We're having homemade pizza night this week too.

DarcyLee said...

I always feel better when I have a menu plan in place. It's just one more think I don't have to figure out.