Monday, April 7, 2014

Menu Plan for the Week

At church, I work with the girls ages 12-18.  One of the things we are learning to do this month is menu plan.  I can't believe I have never put a menu plan on my blog.  I menu plan EVERY week!  Really!  I could walk around the grocery store for 3 hours grabbing food and come home without the ingredients to make a single meal if I don't have a plan.  Now with a plan, I am on top of the world.  I can adapt and totally change the plan if I need to, but this gal needs a plan!!! 

I actually menu plan breakfast and dinner.  I make breakfast for my kids almost every morning.  My mom did this growing up and I loved it!  So I have carried on the tradition with my kids.  We also have the stipulation that with every meal we have to eat some sort of a fruit or vegetable.  My kids are pretty used to it.  We have been trying to have our kids learn how to make good food choices and to eat balanced meals.  This is one thing that has helped us.  Now don't get me wrong, we still love sugar and sweets around here, but they are definitely more limited. 

So here's the menu plan for this week, and ya know what?  It just so happens that this week we have two birthdays in the house.  Par-tay!!!

Monday - Breakfast - Crockpot Oatmeal (We eat this every Monday morning!)
                 Dinner - Hamburger Stroganoff and Salad

Tuesday - Breakfast - Buttermilk Pancakes, Sausage, Fruit
                 Dinner - Cajun Chicken Pasta (I need to post this recipe!  It is so good, and it is light!)

Wednesday - Breakfast - Omelettes (for hubby's birthday)
                      Dinner - Butterfly Chicken, Green Bean Casserole
                      Dessert - Rice Krispies Ice Cream Dessert

Thursday - Breakfast - Yogurt Parfaits
                   Dinner - Mexican Lasagna

Friday - Breakfast - Cereal and Fruit
              Dinner - Left Overs

Saturday - Breakfast - Birthday Cake Pancakes (my 4 year old's birthday breakfast)
                 Dinner - Out for birthdays

Sunday - Breakfast - Baked Donuts and Fruit
               Dinner - Honey Walnut Shrimp and Rice (This is a new recipe we are trying.)

Hope y'all have a great week!

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