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Monday Menu Plan

As promised:

Set for a Sizzling Summer: Super Summer Salad Dressing Recipe

Breakfasts:

  • Cereals: Honey Comb or Corn Pops (they were on sale!)
  • Toast
  • Eggs & Scott’s Home Made Smoked Pork Loin
  • Home Made Yogurt

Snacks:

  • Raspberries
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Gherkin Pickles (Chloe loves these!)
  • Hard Boiled Eggs

Lunches:

  • Grilled cheese sandwiches (we didn’t eat them last week)
  • Pasta
  • Stuffed Twice-baked Potatoes (M & M…cleaning out the freezer! These were something I liked when I was pregnant but you know how my husband feels about processed foods. He won’t eat them! and we didn’t get to them last week!)
  • Leftovers

Days of the Week Plan:

Monday

  • Menu: Steak , tinfoil potatoes and cucumber salad
  • Plans: Go visit Grandma in the hospital. We are also off to the Brantford Expositor to pick up a 1/2 price gift card. Dad is coming over tonight to help us build our garden.
  • Blog: MPM Post, Teva Announcement

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Menu: Chicken and Rice Stir Fry.
  • Plans: Bake Cookies: Church
  • Blog: Set for a Sizzling Summer

Thursday:

  • Menu: Home Made Sausages with Corn on the Cob!  
  • Plans: None
  • Blog: Enough?

Friday

  • Menu:  Pizza Out (when we go grocery shopping we stop at a little pizza bar. It’s 6.99 for a pizza and pop and it was one of our little ‘dates’ before the littles came along and now we still do it, though it isn’t quite as easy as it was before 🙂
  • Plans: Grocery Shopping
  • Blog: Introduction to Miscarriage

The Weekend: Our neighborhood is having a garage sale. I am clearing out some stuff in our garage and putting it out with a donation box on the table. Any money that comes in will go to a family that could use the money. I will not be manning the tables as I will be out scoring the neighborhood for some fantastic finds!

I actually don’t plan meals for the weekend. Since my husband loves to cook and create, this is his opportunity to come up with culinary masterpieces. He’s been making ice cream on a regular basis since we got cream on sale. We’ve had half a dozen different flavours now? He’s not a dedicated poster but be sure to check out his blog for interesting food experiences!

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Monday Menu Plan

Breakfasts:

Snacks:

  • Raspberries
  • Watermelon
  • Apples
  • Gherkin Pickles (Chloe loves these!)
  • Hard Boiled Eggs

Lunches:

  • Grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Pork chop stew (one of my culinary ‘”Oopies” that turned out OK in the end)
  • Pasta
  • Stuffed Twice-baked Potatoes (M & M…cleaning out the freezer! These were something I liked when I was pregnant but you know how my husband feels about processed foods. He won’t eat them!)

Days of the Week Plan:

Monday

  • Menu: Prime Rib with Mashed Potatoes & Asparagus (in season here!)
  • Plans: Bunwich lunch order to make and deliver. We are also off to the Brantford Expositor to pick up a 1/2 price gift card, go to Food Basics for some sale items needed and go to the farm for eggs.
  • Blog: MPM Post, Jack & Lily Announcement

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Menu: Shepherds Pie. The meat is already made. I just need to use the left over mashed potatoes from Monday with some cut up veggies for a quick meal.
  • Plans: Bake Cookies: Christian School open house in place of Prayer Meeting
  • Blog: WFMW Chore Chart

Thursday:

  • Menu: Roast Chicken with seasonal Asparagus and rice. I’d like mashed potatoes but am not sure we have enough potatoes for three meals this week 🙂
  • Plans: None
  • Blog: Celebrate Change

Friday

  • Menu:  Pizza Out (when we go grocery shopping we stop at a little pizza bar. It’s 6.99 for a pizza and pop and it was one of our little ‘dates’ before the littles came along and now we still do it, though it isn’t quite as easy as it was before 🙂
  • Plans: Possibly visiting a friend with a surprise.
  • Blog: Is it Broken? and Introduction to Miscarriage

The Weekend: I have to make cupcakes for Sunday for our church picnic. How fun! Other than that, I don’t think we have any plans. A nice slow pace! I actually don’t plan meals for the weekend. Since my husband loves to cook and create, this is his opportunity to come up with culinary masterpieces. A few weekends ago he made the most divine home-made ice cream!! He’s not a dedicated poster but be sure to check out his blog for interesting food experiences!

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Monday Menu Plan 

Breakfasts:

  • Waffles with real maple syrup (it’s in season!!)
  • Toast
  • Home Made Yogurt (recipe coming later this week!)
  • Honeycomb Cereal

Snacks:

Lunches:

  • Fish & Potatoes (still trying to finish up the fish from the freezer!)
  • Hotdogs
  • Leftovers
  • Kraft Dinner

Days of the Week Plan:

Monday

  • Menu: Home Made Sausages
  • Plans: We are off to visit Apron Ann to pick up Jen’s Apron. We are also off to the Brantford Expositor to pick up a couple 1/2 price gift cards and to pick up the plates from the lunch we delivered last week.
  • Blog: MPM Post, Life Happens

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Menu: Perogies with sour cream and home made bacon
  • Plans: Prayer Meeting
  • Blog: WFMW Home Made Yogurt recipe

Thursday:

  • Menu: Grilled Chicken with Vegetable Medley (a.k.a. fridge cleanout)
  • Plans: None
  • Blog: Romantic Dinner Post

Friday

  • Menu:  Pizza Out (when we go grocery shopping we stop at a little pizza bar. It’s 6.99 for a pizza and pop and it was one of our little ‘dates’ before the littles came along and now we still do it, though it isn’t quite as easy as it was before 🙂
  • Plans: Today John has his 9 month baby check up and it is also Track and Field at our church’s Christian School so we’ll head there right after his appointment. I am helping with discus this year!
  • Blog: TBA

The Weekend: Chloe will be attending a friend’s 2nd Birthday Party on Saturday! I don’t actually plan meals for the weekend. Since my husband loves to cook and create, this is his opportunity to come up with culinary masterpieces. A few weekends ago he made the most divine home-made ice cream!! He’s not a dedicated poster but be sure to check out his blog for interesting food experiences!

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This week I did it backwards. Friday came and with that, grocery shopping. I hadn’t really looked to see what we needed and I hadn’t planned a menu. We went anyway. This weekend Chloe had to have her cereal with chocolate milk because we were out of white milk. Thankfully, the meals came together with what I purchased but this week was a real example f why I need to PLAN before I go! Duh!! Today I have to go out now because we need milk.

Breakfasts:

  • Eggs & bacon (daddy made more bacon!), honey comb or corn pops.
  • Mommy eats toast and OJ every morning.

Snacks:

  • Chloe hasn’t been eating her meals well so her snacking will be limited and small to help her eat her meals better.
  • We have apples, oranges and bananas as well as green grapes and baby cucumbers (mmm, love baby cucumbers!)
  • And of course staples like gherkin pickles, cheese and goldfish crackers and raisins. The girls go crazy for those little pickles!

Lunches:

  • Leftovers
    In cleaning out our overstuffed freezer – I found some Pickerel (it’s a fish for those who don’t know). Scott isn’t crazy about fish but I really enjoy it. We were supposed to eat it last week ad didn’t! (again!)
  • We also have quite a bit of home-made corned beef so we’ll have that with potatoes one day.
    When all else fails, we always have a good stock of Kraft Dinner. It’s the one prepackaged food that Scott has OK’d 🙂 The girls love pasta so this is always a hit!

Dinners:

  • Monday: Corned Beef Hash made with potatoes and corn. We have errands to run today!
  • Tuesday: BBQ Chicken Breasts, Asparagus and Rice. Bake Cupcake Order. Hope to get the front lawn raked and seeded today.
  • Wednesday: Baked Whole Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Fried Butter Zucchini. Today we deliver the Cupcake order and visit the Library
  • Thursday: BBQ Pork Chops with apple sauce, Cauliflower and tinfoil potatoes & onions. Today we’re baking treats for daddy. I’ll post some great recipes later with pictures of our success.
  • Friday and the Weekend: Scott’s office is involved in a big move and since he is the I.T. guy, he’s very involved in getting everyone’s computer back up and running quickly. He will be involved in that starting Friday and the poor man will get VERY limited sleep. Because of that, I plan to do some extra baking as treats for him and that when he is able to come home for a bit of a rest, I will take our little ones and head over to my parents or grandparents so he an sleep better. We will eat there or out. It’s a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of weekend with no menu planned!

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Breakfasts:

  • This week we have leftover waffles from Sunday. Pop them in the toaster – yum! We also have toast and cereal.
Snacks:
  • Since the bunny came to visit, we have a few extra little sweet treats this week!
  • We have apples, oranges and bananas as well as strawberries (Chloe loves berries!)
  • And of course staples like gherkin pickles, cheese and goldfish crackers. The girls go crazy for those little pickles!
  • We also have raisins but we want to be careful how many we eat since the seem to… well, pass right through them!

Lunches:

  • Leftovers
  • In cleaning out our overstuffed freezer – I found some Pickerel (it’s a fish for those who don’t know). Scott isn’t crazy about fish but I really enjoy it. We were supposed to eat it last week ad didn’t!
  • Scott also made smoked sausages last week (He got a sausage stuffer!) They were sure yummy. We’ll eat those one day too.
  • When all else fails, we always have a good stock of Kraft Dinner. It’s the one prepackaged food that Scott has OK’d 🙂 The girls love pasta so this is always a hit!

Dinners:

  • Monday: Spaghetti & Meatballs
    Tuesday: Sticky Chicken, Rice and Corn
  • Wednesday: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
    Thursday: Home Made Pizza. We’re trying out Crystal Paine’s recipe from her e-book Simply Centsible Suppers. (Didn’t do it last week!)
    Friday: Burgers out
    Weekends: Saturday we have a wedding to attend in London. How fun. I love weddings! I don’t actually plan meals for the weekend. Since my husband loves to cook and create, this is his opportunity to come up with culinary masterpieces. A few weekends ago he made the most divine home-made ice cream!! He’s not a dedicated poster but be sure to check out
    his blog for interesting food experiences!

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Well last week for a variety of reasons, I didn’t make a menu plan. The week didn’t go so well and it just re enforces why it is worth the extra time to meal plan (thank you Org Junkie!). This week is shaping up to be super yummy (and easy)!

Breakfasts:

  • Chloe’s love of cereal seems to be waning and she is more interested in having toast with mommy so this week just a combination of Ham, toast and we’re going to try hard boiled eggs again. Last time we had hard boiled eggs it didn’t go over well but I really like them! Of course we still have cereal as an option.

Snacks:

  • We have apples, oranges and bananas as well as strawberries (Chloe loves berries!)
  • And of course staples like gherkin pickles, cheese (& keilbassa) and goldfish crackers. The girls go crazy for those little pickles!
  • We also have raisins but we want to be careful how many we eat since the seem to… well, pass right through them!

Lunches:

  • In cleaning out our overstuffed freezer – I found some Pickerel (it’s a fish for those who don’t know). Scott isn’t crazy about fish but I really enjoy it. Fish and home-made potato fries are on the lunch menu.
  • Left over pork chops with steamed potatoes and whatever other left overs we have from the week. I love leftovers!
  • When all else fails, we always have a good stock of Kraft Dinner. It’s the one prepackaged food that Scott has OK’d 🙂 The girls love pasta so this is always a hit!

Dinners:

  • Monday: Super yummy dry aged black Angus steak.Mmmm. It’s from Strodes – a local butcher shop & deli. A real treat!
  • Tuesday: Dinner at The Keg. Aunt Lori’s birthday party. Hurray!
  • Wednesday: Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes and Corn
  • Thursday: Home Made Pizza (we’re trying out Crystal Paine’s recipe from her e-book Simply Centsible Suppers)
  • Friday: Good Friday. Church in the morning. Dinner?
  • Weekends: I don’t actually plan meals for the weekend. Since my husband loves to cook and create, this is his opportunity to come up with culinary masterpieces. A few weekends ago he made the most divine home-made ice cream!! He’s not a dedicated poster but be sure to check out his blog for interesting food experiences!

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So this week is certainly not as busy and I am not as embarrassed to share our plan as I was last week!

Breakfasts:

  • Chloe is back on to bacon but still not eggs. This week we will have: Corn Pops, Rice Krispies or Fruity Cheerios along with bacon. My husband said this morning that it was the breakfast of champions!

Snacks:
  • We still have a few home-made melon Popsicles
  • We have some grapes, strawberries and melon that need to be eaten today or tomorrow. Only enough for 1 or two snacks though.
  • We have apples and oranges from the store this week
  • And of course staples like gherkin pickles, cheese and goldfish crackers. The girls go crazy for those little pickles!
Lunches:
  • Since we have a pretty good dinner menu planned, we should have plenty of leftovers for lunches.
  • We will also use the meat slicer and slice up the BBQ turkey for sandwiches.
  • I am also going to make up a pizza dough tonight and have it sit in the fridge because one of these days my friend Mary and her boys are dropping in for lunch. I thought the kids would like a nice pizza! I had originally planned to pop into the grocery store and pick up a frozen one but since my husband reads my blog I thought I had better not! For those of you who may not know him, he is even more “do-it-yourself” than me!! Very few frozen or canned foods in our house.
Dinners:
  • Monday: BBQ Chicken Breast with mashed potatoes and cauliflower (left over from last week)
  • Tuesday: Sicilian Pot Roast (using Mario Batali’s Ossa Bucco recipe!) with beans, corn, carrot atop pasta. Needs to be ready early as Scott has Choir Practice tonight!
  • Wednesday: Shepherds Pie. Church night – something simple! We have quite a few potatoes that are sprouting so I want to get them used up this week. My poor husband – he’ll be potatoed out! I love potatoes so I’m just fine with it!
  • Thursday: Roast Chicken with Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Brussel Sprouts (so yummy!!!) and a salad (which will not be roasted). We purchased several whole chickens on special. After this meal, we will take any left over chicken off the bone for a nice stew and I will use the bones for stock!
  • Friday: Pork Loin, Rice and Vegetable Medley (a.k.a. use up whatever veggies are left in the fridge!)
  • Weekends: I don’t actually plan meals for the weekend. Since my husband loves to cook and create, this is his opportunity to come up with culinary masterpieces. A few weekends ago he made the most divine home-made ice cream!! He’s not a dedicated poster but be sure to check out his blog http://www.ebabble.net/ for interesting food experiences!
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