September 21, 2009 by Marci
Welcome to Menu Plan Monday! This is a great way to get your week off on the right foot. Planning your menu’s for the week will save you lots of time and money. You will be able to make a grocery list that will save you from buying what you don’t need and save you from buying dinner out.
Last week’s menu got tweaked as the week went by. The chicken parmesan got changed to chicken tacos thanks to a fabulous recipe by goodlife eats. The pizza wheels were a hit, but the wings got put on hold and we substituted caprese salad and tortellini skewers (cold tortellini covered in Italian dressing and skewered). The chinese ribs that I had been in my recipe stash for 5 years were a little disappointing. Not as flavorful as I had hoped, but the kids really liked them.
The kids lunch menu had been a life saver. Occasionally, there is a bit of moaning about whats for lunch, but I remind them that they helped me choose the week’s lunches so there should be no complaining.
This week, I am really feeling fall coming on. The kids and I went to the apple orchard on Friday and picked apples and bought some apple cider. I made a super easy apple strudel yesterday and I plan on making some apple butter tomorrow with a crock pot recipe I founf. Even my kids are feeling it and have been asking for soups and chili and comfort foods. The weather is still not that cool, but I might have to break out some fall recipes. Here is what I am planning this week.
Cream of potato soup, homemade bread, salad
Roast chicken, steamed purple string beans, roasted potatoes
Dinner out for the husband’s birthday
Pasta alfredo, caprese salad