Friday, May 26, 2017

Weekly Menu - The unofficial start of summer

It's here - Memorial Day weekend!  The unofficial start of summer.  Some  years, we've spent it cooling off at the beach; some years, we've spent it watching movies on a rainy day; there've been years with family and friends; and years of doing nothing!  This year is the year of painting.  We are going to paint our living room. . . .finally! So, here's the food plan

Friday: Tacos - I didn't make them earlier this week so we'll end the week with Tacos after Fit club

Saturday - We are going to paint; my mom is coming over and volunteered (for real) to work in my flower beds.  She's also bringing dinner - Sloppy Joes :-)

Sunday - Again, painting!  My mom is "cooking" for us again - I think we are doing KFC

Monday - Memorial Day!  We are taking the day off!!!  BBQ Port Chops on the grill, Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes in the crock pot, Mac and Cheese and Applesauce.  We'll have Cupcakes and Maybe some Strawberry shortcake too :-)

Tuesday - This is my "clean out the fridge/freezer week!  I have a whole chicken in the freezer so I'm going to cook that in the crock, make pasta, potatoes or beans and a veggie.

Wednesday - Assuming Darryl has practice, the boys and I will have dinner with my mom at her camper - who knows, we might even get our first swim of the season in depending on the weather.  Plus I haven't been able to spend much time over there yet due to rainy, cool weather and I enjoy the place :-)

Thursday - The boys have a baseball game so it will probably be corn dogs and Fries before the game.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Weekly Menu

My mom moved into her camper this past week and we had some close to 90 days so our menu kinda took a hit.  With that in mind there are some carry over meals from last week.

Friday: Steaks on the grill, crash potatoes, Rolls and veggie

Saturday: Either a campfire with Brats and Hot Dogs OR Ham and Cheese Pockets - all depends on the weather and weather we can do a campfire!

Sunday:  Chicken and Noodles, Rolls and Salad

Monday: The boys have a game so dinner has to be fast and easy.  I think we will have tacos

Tuesday: Pizza Sliders and Salad

Wednesday:  Darryl usually has practice so we will eat out

Thursday: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Green Beans, and Garlic Bread

Now, I know that sometimes we will eat at my mom's camper and sometimes at home but for me it is easier to just plan meals.  Some of these meals can easily  transported or moved to another week.  :-)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Weekly Menu

The official start of Summer is just a short time away.  The weather keeps playing tricks on us - this past Saturday we sat at the baseball field freezing but by Wednesday evening, it was hot hot and humid sitting at the game!

Here's the plan for the coming week.

Friday - The boys have Fit Club and I'm heading to a crop so a roast is going in the crock pot and there are Bob Evans mashed potatoes to go along with it - something easy for Darryl to do (He will also have an optoin to grab something instead since I need the leftover roast for Saturday anyway!)

Saturday - Easy French Dip sandwiches and Daddy Fries

Sunday - Mother's Day!  I acutally considered just getting KFC for dinner so there was no clean up on my part HA!  BUT the boys want me to make sure I get to have my favorites so instead Darryl's cooking steaks on the grill, I'm going to throw potatoes in the crock pot and we will have salad and rolls too.

Monday - The boys have a game so we keep things easy - Mac and Cheese and Corn dogs.

Tuesday - Ham and Cheese Pockets, crash potatoes, and salad

Wednesday - Chicken and Noodles, and Salad or veggie

Thursday - Easy Cheesy Chicken Enciladas, Rice, Beans, and Chips and Cheese.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Weekly Menu

It's been busy over here.  Normally, we are early dinner eaters - sometimes between 5:00 and 5:30 but due to all of the stuff going on I don't think we ate dinner before about 6:45 on any given night!  Geesh! This coming week isn't much better!

Friday - Tonight the boys have Fitcamp so we will eat dinner afterwards.  A Roasted chicken, Rice (cheater . .. Uncle Ben's 90 second bags of rice . .. not very good! HA!) and green beans.

Saturday - Can you say baseball?  Today is opening day!  We will have Tacos for dinner after a super busy and long day.

Sunday - I have a concert today so it makes for another busy day.  We will have pizza after church (homemade) and I'm really not sure what we will do have the concert yet.

Monday - Ham and Cheese Quiche, Fruit and Asparagus

Tuesday - Pork Chops, Mac and Cheese, some frozen veggies and rolls

Wednesday - We will eat out before another baseball game.

Thursday - It's grocery shopping day and I haven't planned anything as of yet!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Weekly Menu

Last week, I decided to check out Aldi one more time since so many people rave about it.  I am just not impressed.  I actually went specifically to get some cheese spread that my mother-in-law had served on Easter but figured I'd walk the aisles and see what I could mark off my list.  Well, not much.  The prices on the things on my list were either the same or just pennies less; nothing worth making my normal shopping a two store trip.  So, I guess I will stick to Meijer for now :-)

About a year ago, I came across a blog called Pocket Change Gourmet which really helped me focus better on meal planning.  I used it most of the summer last year but by fall was ready to get back into some of our favorite recipes.  Now with summer coming, I'm going back to this same resource to help give me inspiration so I can stop cooking the same thing over and over again!

This week involves some fun for my birthday!

Friday - The kids are heading to my mom's house so the celebration continues HA!  We may go to our favorite Mexican place or I may pick somewhere different but either way, I'm not cooking!

Saturday-Sunday - Darryl has a fun weekend planned so all that matters for this post is I'm not cooking!

Monday - Cheesy Ham Quiche, Banana Bread, and roasted Asparagus

Tuesday - Quick and  Easy Cheeseburger Pies, French Fries and Salad

Wednesday - BBQ Meatballs and Mac and Cheese

Thursday - Kung Pao Chicken, Fried Rice and Broccoli

This week is filled with baseball -- photos and then practice - all gearing up for their first game a week from Saturday.  I tried to pick some easy and quick meals.  (Who am I kidding - my kids will end up eating Frozen Waffles, Chicken Nuggets and Corn Dogs/Hot Dogs most nights  . . .some day I hope they enjoy eating more food!)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Weekly Menu - It's been awhile

I keep thinking I will get back to writing more on my blog but right now in this "season" I find that my writing time is limited.  Even when I have ideas, I can't seem to get them from my brain to the blog!

We have been eating ;-)  I feel like we've been eating out a lot though.  I'm trying to cut back on it and plan better.

Here's the plan for the coming week:

Friday (Today): We had "dinner" at church.  Tonight is the AWANA fair at church which includes food but, I've learned from past years that my kids don't want to take time to eat when they can play games and earn tickets.  So I made sure that we had Lunchables, fruit and cheese and crackers before we went to the fair.

Saturday:  Pork Chops on the grill, baked potatoes, and Garlic Bread

Sunday:  Ham, Cheesey potatoes, green beans and rolls

Monday:  Chicken pasta and garlic bread

Tuesday:  Ham and Scallopped potatoes and asparagus

Wednesday:  Chicken in the crock pot, roasted veggies and pea salad

Thursday:  It's my BIRTHDAY!  My plan as of this moment is to have Darryl bring home Tacos from our favorite place!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Weekly Menu

This coming week brings some good things.  I get to go scrapbooking, the kids go to Nana's, and Darryl gets some alone time!  It also means no cooking for me!  Shoot, I didn't even sign up to bring food to the crop - instead, I signed up to bring all of the paper products!

Friday - I'll be at the crop by dinner.  I have leftovers for Darryl (Pulled Pork BBQ, Bean Soup) or he can go out!

Saturday - Darryl gets to enjoy a whole day home!  I think he is very excited to have a day of nothing.  Again, there are leftovers or he can go out!

Sunday - I'm returning today so Darryl and I are planning to meet for Dinner :-)

Monday - Darryl often works late and I have choir practice so we will fend for ourselves.

Tuesday - Dinner out (or brought in by the big D)

Wednesday - the Kids return!  As is normal on AWANA nights, we'll grab dinner out.

Thurday - You mean I have to cook?? Uuuggg!  Lets keep it simple and just have spaghetti, stuffed meatballs and garlic bread!

See how simple this week is?? I love it!