Thursday, March 13, 2014

Weekly Menu

The best laid plans . . .. . Last weekend did not go as planned.  Darryl got hit with a bad toothache on Thursday that really messed with his weekend.  Friday night I don't even remember what he/the kids ate but once the kids were in bed, I ordered a pizza.  (LONG day!!).  On Saturday evening, we ordered in, as planned, and Darryl ended up getting so sick.  He got a sub sandwich that he has eaten before (recently) but this time it set off his stomach issues with a v.e.n.g.e.n.c.e.  It was so bad, he was up all night (for real); didn't go to church and, needless to say, we did not go on our family outing Sunday either.  I picked up McDonald's/Taco Bell on the way home from church and then I ran a few errands after the kids went to bed and picked up a subway sub on the way home.  So, I've shifted some meals around while also cooking some super mild dinners for the big D so he can get is stomach back under control. 

Here's the plan for this week:

Friday - Honey Chicken and Fries (A carry over from last week)

Saturday - Our normal - the kids get Mac and Cheese and we'll order in (or at least I will - Darryl may eat a PB and J HA!)

Sunday - We'll try this again - a family day so we'll eat in town after church before doing something fun.  Spaghetti will be on the plan for dinner.

Monday - Happy St. Patrick's Day!  We have a tradition in this house.  We did try Corned Beef and Cabbage several years ago and it still makes my skin crawl when I think about it so, instead our tradition is Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (My favorite crock pot version!), with Crash Potatoes and Rainbow Jello.  I also make Green Pudding with gold coins at the bottom :-)

Tuesday - I have a turkey in my freezer that I want to use before it actually gets to warm to have the oeven on for 3-4 hours during the day.  So, we'll have turkey, Stuffing, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans and Rolls

Wednesday - I'm starting to do "last time" meals (or almost last time!).  Those are meals that are winter meals . .. so today we'll have Turkey and Dumplings.  YUM!  Unless we get another cold spell (which we could, it is only March) this will probably be the last time we have this until next fall!

Thursday - What comes after the above meal?  Turkey Noodle Soup of course! 

I'm hoping that since most of what I need for the above meals I already have on hand that I can cut way back on the grocery bill this week!