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Menu, Week of 11/3



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 9/22



Last week went pretty well, menu plan-wise. We didn’t follow the plan exactly, but it was pretty close. I made something different than what was planned two nights, and it turned out that I didn’t have leftovers for Friday, so I went out with a friend instead. Of course, I did post my plan late, so I knew what I was working with for the beginning of the week, but it was still a good week.

This week we are settling into the school year routine, and I feel almost like I can handle life again. Here look, it is actually Monday when I am posting my menu plan Monday post. I did a big shopping trip to Costco, too, so we have plenty of food–thank goodness for the freezer I bought last month. I’ve only had it about a month and I already can’t imagine how I managed without it!

This week is not too crazy, unless I am forgetting something, ;). I have an event to attend during the workday that is near my house tomorrow, so I will work from home an extra day. That always helps with getting things done, especially now that I am taking a pottery class on Tuesday evenings. I don’t think I have anything else to do in the evenings this week besides that class, though–nothing that will take me out of the house, at least. There are always plenty of things to be done.

Sunday: Takeout at a friend’s house

Monday: Sirloin steak with shrimp scampi, roasted green beans and mushrooms, steamed broccoli

Tuesday: Bratwurst, spinach salad

Wednesday: Garlic Pork Roast in the slow cooker, sauteed spinach, buttered broccoli, applesauce for kids

Thursday: Bacon cheeseburger meatloaf, buttered broccoli

Friday: Pizza–meatza for me, chickpea flour crust for kids

Saturday: Leftovers

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

Menu, Week of 9/1



I know it is Thursday, not Monday–it’s been a rough week.

My poor little girl was injured at cheer practice last week–on her birthday. One minute she is texting me asking if she can invite three friends along for dinner, and practically the next minute, the athletic trainer is calling to tell me to meet them at Children’s Hospital. She was back spotting a stunt, and the flyer fell and hit her in the side of the head. They put her in a brace and on a board and she was not a happy camper, let me tell you. Especially when she discovered the neck brace she has to wear for a couple of weeks means no driving test, because you have to be able to turn your head to drive. Not the best 16th birthday, huh?

Fortunately, nothing appears to be broken. The boy and I have been catering to her a bit, but she gets a bit better each day, able to do a bit more. She gets very tired, though. She is back at school today, and I expect she will be exhausted when she gets home.

I know how she feels, a bit. My neck doesn’t hurt, but I am so tired. We had family in town this weekend, and we did a bit of running around with them, plus a lot of cleaning and cooking to have everyone over on Sunday. The house did need the cleaning (still does need some, actually), so it is nice to have a lot of stuff done, but we were a bit short-handed–the girl did help, but she was limited in what she could do.

This week we are back to work and school, but we are glad to be having a shortened week!

Sunday: covered in last week’s menu–we didn’t do the burgers, beets or fries, though, and my cousin brought a fruit tray

Monday: At my aunt’s–ribs, pork tenderloin, chicken and dumplings casserole, salad, potato salad, pickled beets

Tuesday: Burgers

Wednesday: Kielbasa and cabbage

Thursday: Meatloaf, broccoli

Friday: leftovers

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

Menu, Week of 7/21



I went to Costco this weekend, so my freezer is full of meat. So full, I had to leave some of the meat in the fridge to be used up this week. This should make menu planning easier, since I know what I have to work with, right?

Also, you’ll note that this menu is heavy on the sauteed zucchini–it is that time of year, lol.

Sunday: Sirloin steaks, sauteed mushrooms, green beans, cauli-rice, bacon avocado deviled eggsbaked chicken thighs

Monday: Lemon Garlic baked chicken thighs, sauteed zucchini, asparagus wrapped in bacon

Tuesday: Unstuffed cabbage casserole, cauli-rice

Wednesday: Bratwurst, sauteed zucchini, sauteed mushrooms, potatoes for the kids

Thursday: Zucchini and Italian sausage lasagna, based on this recipe, but probably without the eggplant and altered to be dairy-free, salad

Friday: Pork paprika with mushrooms and sour cream, broccoli

Saturday: Low-carb Reuben meatloaf, sauteed greens, asparagus

 As always, there are a lot more menu ideas over at orgjunkie.com!