Menu Monday 10/13
I'm getting Menu Monday out a little late this week. I slacked off on Sunday becauase we only had A.M. parent teacher conferences today and no students.
This menu plan is something I do every week for my family. It keeps hubby and I on the same page and forces me to use the produce and leftovers.
Remember that having a plan does not mean that you have to adhere to it regardless of what happens. We all have nights were the meeting went late or you are just too tired, so go ahead and have a frozen pizza that night or switch leftover night.
Here is what I am planning on this week.
Sunday: We had panini sandwiches last night made by dear hubby and personalized. Shmurtz likes hers with just orange and white cheese. Potumus likes hers with ham, cheese, and tomato. Mine was chicken, tomato, cheeses, and grainy mustard.
Monday: Left over night for the week. It is just Shmurtz and I home tonight, so we are eating some sloppy joes, soup, and fish that are in our fridge. Hubby brought home some good bits from work on Saturday. Basically, we are eating up what is left.
Tuesday: Pasta. I have already set the burger out to thaw. I'll cook that off with garlic and onion. Add a jar of pre-made sauce or homemade (I have both). Boil off your favorite pasta. I always have bread sticks or garlic bread in the freezer to add to it. We will also make a big salad. Potumus and I will have leftovers for lunches the next day.
Wednesday: Taco Pie. I actually got this one from Potumus' dad's mother years ago. Line a pie plate (the deeper the better) with a can of refrigerator biscuits. Cook off your burger with onions and taco seasoning (I have made my own for years). Use a slotted spoon (I avoid the grease) to spoon taco meat into pie plate. Top with cheese. Bake until biscuits are cooked (about 35 mins at 350). Slice as pie. I serve with cilantro, tomato, salsa, and sour cream. Another great dish leftover.
Thursday: Whatever fast food the kids want. The girls have dance at 4, so I play delivery mom while they are in class.
Friday: Potumus has another cross country meet out of town after school, so I want something easy to come home to afterwards. Perhaps BBQ pork sliders in the crockpot with coleslaw. I love throwing a small pork roast in the crockpot to shred into sliders. Or maybe we will add pickles and mustard for Cubans. Either way, my favorite kitchen appliance is coming out.
Saturday: Indian Restaurant night. We are finally getting to go out with some wonderful friends for Indian food. The kids will have pizza or mac and cheese before we go. I hope it is good because I am super nervous.
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