Sunday, August 10, 2008

Menu Plan Monday: August 10th through 16th

Well this week seemed to fly by. We are getting ready for the kids to head off to childcare and both mommy and daddy to go back to work. Yes, we have both been off this summer since we are both educators. Now be careful what you wish for (or wish you had) because it is not all bliss to both be home all the time at the same time. I could give you many examples of this from this summer and previous summers, but I try not to air my dirty laundry on this blog.

This week’s meals are aimed at feeding the masses. I am also going to try to double up and build some freezer meals into the mix this week. I don't have much of an appetite these days. I am going to take advantage of the no little appetite and make some family favorites that are not necessarily something that I would eat (I am not a big pasta fan or meat). That is a little background into this week’s meal.

I am getting a little nervous about going back to work and how it will impact things at home. I had a difficult time staying at home, taking care of the kids and managing the home. I feel like now I am just adding a sixty percent job on top of all of that I already do and yet I can't do everything I have to do as it is. Oh well! Maybe it won’t be as bad as I think it will be. I don’t really have a choice so I am going to make the best of it.

This week’s meals:

Sunday: Shells and sausage casserole with a side salad

Monday: Three bean chili, spicy Indian Cauliflower and a salad

Tuesday: Take out sandwiches on sale at a local grocery store $2.99 a sandwich (we’ll get two and the kids will share mine.)

Wednesday: Egg Frittata with sausage and veggies

Thursday: Grilled Chicken, chicken rice and grilled veggies (definitely white corn)

Friday: enchiladas, my favorite salad and Spanish rice

Saturday: grilled brats, grilled veggies and a side of some sort


Kristi said...

I just love a good frittata. I've got one on my menu for Saturday. I'm praying that God's peace will surround your heart and your mind today.

Nicole said...

I know this sounds dumb, but I love grocery store sandwiches. I think they are the best! Nice menu btw :)

Dawn said...

We are having brats on Saturday too. It is Bratwurst Day. I love those silly holidays, because they help me plan my menu. Yes, I know I am a dork. ;-)

Angela's Kitchen said...

Frittatas are great! So low cost, cleans out my fridge, yet tastes really good.

You guys are both teachers? How wonderful! As teachers you bless so many people and families everyday! Thank you so much for what you do.

Kate said...

Your week sounds wonderful (and busy).

Aren't freezer meals the best? I do it the same way you do - doubling up recipes here and there to stock the freezer. It's almost painless that way, isn't it? And the rewards are great!