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Menu, Week of 11/3

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Yesterday, I took my kids to Laumeier Sculpture Park, where we met up with their former stepmother and their little brother for a nice walk to through the woods while looking at art. It was a perfect day for it–crisp but not cold and sunny. The girl did whine a bit about the exercise aspect of the outing, but later she described it as a lovely afternoon. The boy and I just enjoyed being outside and moving around, and we all loved seeing their little brother and his mom.

On the way home, the kids tried hard to convince me that we should go out to eat, and I must admit I was tempted. We spent the weekend doing craft projects, so the dining room table was pretty covered, and I had not yet made a plan for dinner. In the end, though, financial prudence (not to mention healthy food choices) won out and we ate at home. Go me!

Sunday: Coconut-peanut chicken curry with broccoli and spinachphoto

Monday: Baked Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs, sauteed kale and bacon, broccoli salad

Tuesday: Fish almondine, cole slaw

Wednesday: Salmon casserole with green beans and cauliflower

Thursday: Feta Stuffed Meatloaf with Tzatziki sauce (made with ground beef), or a Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf, depending on my mood, ;), buttered broccoli and caulifower, cole slaw

Friday: Bratwurst, buttered broccoli, cole slaw, sauteed musrooms

Saturday: We are going to two parties, one in the afternoon, one in the evening, so we shouldn’t need a dinner

As always, many more ideas can be found at orgjunkie.com

 

Menu, Week of 10/13

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We are getting to my favorite weather of the year–still a bit warm mid-day, but crisp, and cool at night. I can crochet big blankets without contorting them in strange ways to keep the heat off of me. Warm, cozy cardigan sweaters come out and feel like a nice hug through the day, but are easy to take off when it is warm for a few hours mid-afternoon. It’s perfect stew and chili weather!

Sunday: Pork tenderloin, green beans, saladstew

Monday: Curried beef stew

Tuesday: leftovers

Wednesday: Chili, pasta for the kids

Thursday: Bratwurst, buttered broccoli and cauliflower

Friday: Fish almondine, green beans sauteed with bacon

Saturday: Sausage and eggplant stew

As always, many more ideas can be found at orgjunkie.com

Menu Planning Monday–Old and New

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I’ve said it before–I don’t know why I have such a hard time getting back into the school routine each fall. It’s not like I haven’t done it before–my daughter is a sophomore, so this is her 11th year at regular school. And it’s not like I just sit around all summer doing nothing. But I still struggle a bit with the transition to all the volunteering and homework and coordination.

I think that last thing is my problem–I don’t have as much planning to do over the summer. My brain gets a little break from thinking ahead each day, getting everyone where they are supposed to be. It is nice, but then I feel overwhelmed when we get back into it. I do really well the first few weeks of school, then I just get tired.

Last week I started a menu on Monday, and I just kind of tweaked it all week. I did cook at home most of the week, so I want to keep track of what we had for future planning. And, yes, I know that it isn’t Monday anymore, but I am not changing my post name–I did most of this yesterday! LOL.

9/29 – 10/5

Sunday: Bacon wrapped pork filets
These came from the new Gordon Food Service by my house.

Monday: Ground beef and eggplant skillet, spaghetti squash with garlic butter
This was so good! We have a lot of eggplant in the garden this year, which is a bit odd, because the first two years, we didn’t get anything despite planting several seeds. The kids are not huge fans of eggplant, but I am, and it was perfect with the beef and marinara sauce.

Tuesday: Hamburger, sugar-free jello
I know, super gourmet, right? I was trying to get out the door to evening activities.

Wednesday: Roast beef, spinach salad
Again with the running out the door. This was actually pre-cooked meat from the grocery store, but I still count it as a win–buying pre-cooked meals at the grocery store is more expensive than buying raw and cooking from scratch, but it is way less expensive than eating at a restaurant.

Thursday: Salmon casserole with cauliflower and green beans
This is my attempt to replace the beloved salmon noodle casserole, which is one of my kids favorite meals. I could make that for them and something else for me, but I love it too. This was really tasty, but it needs a bit of work before I post the recipe–I used too much chicken broth for instance, so it was more like soup than casserole.

Friday: Hamburger, salad

Saturday: Bison chili at a friend’s house

10/6 – 10/12

Sunday: Protein bowl at Crazy Bowls and Wraps–spicy slaw with dark meat chicken and peanut sauce

Monday: Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash, fried cabbage with bacon

Tuesday: Hamburger, avocado, salad – are you noticing a trend on my busy nights?

Wednesday: Crockpot Chicken with Coconut, Lime and Peanut Sauce – I’ll add some eggplant to this, because I have a ton of it ripening in my garden, cauli-rice

Thursday: Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce, green beans with bacon and almonds

Friday: Sauteed chicken and artichoke hearts, buttered broccoli and cauliflower

Saturday: Fish almondine, buttered broccoli and cauliflower

As always, many more ideas can be found at orgjunkie.com