Friday, November 7, 2014

Weekly Menu

We ate a lot of chicken this past week.  For a family that prefers beef or pork, that says a lot HA!  Yep, chicken was on sale recently and, in an effort to keep the grocery bill down this past week, I planned our menu around that chicken!

Sunday dinner.  I grew up with my mom making a roast almost every Sunday that was ready after we got home from church.  It was awesome and I loved it.  I still love it but roast has gotten so expensive and I just struggle with planning that meal!  I can honestly say that if we lived in town where we had a nice selection of restaurants, we would probably eat Sunday dinner out every single week.  No cooking; No Clean-up; No dishes but, that is not the case.  Instead I've decided I need a rotation of Sunday meals.  Either things that cook while we are at church or things I can put together on Saturday and warm up on Sunday after church.  So far this is what I'm thinking - Sunday Swiss Steak, Roast, Pork Loin, and Ham.  I made soup this past Sunday - it was good and went together quickly after church but the boys were less than thrilled!

Here's the plan for this coming week - we are in the quiet weeks before the Holiday excitement begins!

Saturday - We are planning a family day.  Right now, we are planning to head into town, ride the new bus called the Silver Line, head to the Children's museum (free with a library pass) and get dinner.  Not sure where since we'll be downtown but there is a great pizza place we haven't been to in awhile!

Sunday - Roasted Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Rolls

Monday - Beef Tips and Noodles - a great crock pot meal!

Tuesday - Pulled pork BBQ (Left over from Sunday's meal), Baked Beans and Mac and Cheese

Wednesday - Waffles, sausage and Fruit

Thursday - Chicken Pasta w/roasted red peppers and mozzarella, green beans and garlic bread (I made this meal recently and we loved it - I have left over roasted red peppers and want to use them so we are eating it again!)  The kids will probably have spaghetti! . 

Friday - Tacos!!!