Friday, April 22, 2016

Weekly Menu - Life has thrown us a curve ball

The past two weeks have not been what we expected as my dad had a massive stroke and is still in critical condition in a coma. My oldest brother, Kel, has reminded me that I haven't blogged in awhile so I thought I'd start back with an easy post and just blog our menu for the next week.  I've found a great blog with "kid friendly and affordable" meals.  I am impressed with this blog so far because her meal choices are similiar to mine so often, I can use my own recipes for her meal plans yet her plan helps me lay out my weekly menu without getting stuck in a rut!  This is only my second week using it though so we'll see if I stay impressed. 

Here's the plan for the coming week:

Saturday and Sunday - I'll be on the other side of the state with my mom who is spending all of her time at the hospital with my dad.  We'll be eating cafeteria food I'm sure ;-)  Darryl and the boys are on their own. 

Monday - This is the first night that both boys have baseball practice which puts us at the fields from 5:30-7:00.  Makes for a long night.  I plan on trying to feed the boys before practice and then have a snack afterwards.  So, on the meal plan is Slow Cooker Pulled Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches and French Fries.

Tuesday - Pancakes, bacon and sausage, and Fruit

Wednesday - Today is my birthday.  At the writing of this, our plans are up in the air.  What I do know is that I won't be cooking :-)

Thursday - Quick and Easy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas, Rice, and Beans

Friday - Pizza Ring, Salad and Chips.  This is an old Pampered Chef recipe but I also made it using taco fillings.  I'm hoping both boys will like this - I'm going to tweak it in a way to make 1/4 of it more Nate's style and 1/4 of it more Josh's style. 

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