Sunday, December 30, 2012

Weekly Menu - Trying to Recover from a crazy few weeks

Yes, this post is a day later than normal but I wanted to get the Christmas posts up :-)

I don't even know why I planned a menu the last two three weeks.  Between sickness, birthdays, Christmas and the kids staying with Papa and Nana . . well, it all went down the tubes.  We haven't been actual grocery shopping in about 2 weeks - I just had my husband stop and pick up a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread as needed.   I actually went to the store yesterday, my mom brought the kids home and graciously said I could take her car and get groceries while she hung out with the boys at the house.  I am so thankful to not have to go in the evening :-)

This next weeks menu is more like a week +.  I don't really plan to go to the store again until a week from Monday.  So this will be a big list!

Saturday:  Simple !!  We'll have Spaghetti and Garlic Bread.  The boys love it, it is super easy to make and, after grocery shopping, I always hate cooking a big meal.

Sunday: Roast, Carrots and Noodles after church .  Comfort food at its best!  Then will have a frozen pizza for dinner.

Monday: New Years Eve!!  Before kids, Darryl and I had our traditional evening of snacks.  Tons and Tons and Tons of snacks.  Since having kids, we just haven't figured out a good New Years Eve plan.  So this year, this is my plan.  For dinner we are going to have Meatball Soup and Broccoli Cheesy Soup along with some bread.  I know, two soups for 4 people?  Well, I've been wanting to make some soup to freeze for my lunches so this is perfect.  After the kids go to bed, we still like to have snacks so the plan is to make Loaded Baked Potato Chip dip and Chips, Fruit and Dip and then cheese and crackers. I also plan on having some goodies made - Christmas Truffles, Peanut Butter Fudge and Cake Batter Cookies. I might make a crock of Hot Chocolate so we can have Hot Chocolate and a treat before the kids go to bed for something fun.

Tuesday: New Years Day AND Our Christmas - We are finally celebrating Christmas with the boys today.  For breakfast we'll have Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls and Orange Julius'.  Then for our "Christmas/New Years Dinner" we are going to have a Ham, Stuffing, Bacon Cheese Potatoes ,Gravy, Green Bean Casserole and then goodies left over from yesterday.  Now, to keep it real - first we were going to have Turkey for dinner but . . .I forgot to take it out of the freezer so then I figured we would just do a whole chicken since it thaws faster but . .. after going to the store, my fridge is FULL and I have no place to put a chicken (or a turkey, for that matter) so I'm going to pull out the Ham that I froze from Thanksgiving and we will eat that :-)  Less work for me anyway!

Wednesday: Time to get back to normal ;-) HA  Breaded Chicken Thighs, Parsley Potatoes, Broccoli and Biscuits

Thursday: Cabbage Rolls, Crash Potatoes, Green Beans

Friday : Swedish Meatballs, Noodles and Salad

Saturday: Chili and Homemade Bread

Sunday: Pork Loin, Salad, Mashed Potatoes after church and then Chili Dogs (using left over chili) and fries for dinner.

Monday: Baked Shrimp Scampi, Savory Rice, Broccoli and Garlic Bread

WOW!  Lots of food and cooking.  I plan on pre-making a lot of the food for Monday and Tuesday so that I can relax some.  If needed, I'll cut things out so I'm not a crazy cooking lady HA!