Category Archives: Menu planning

Menu Plan July 5

Last week, we didn’t have the crockpot Cantonese sweet and sour chicken.  When I looked at the fridge on Friday morning, I noticed we had lots of left-overs.  So I decided that Friday night was left-over night. 

It’s going to be a semi-busy week.  The boys have enjoyed attending various Vacation Bible Schools so I have signed them up for one.  It’s in the evenings so I can get things ready for the Imaginative One’s birthday, go grocery shopping without them, and clean the house.  They don’t have much going on during the mornings this week so the Imaginative One is looking forward to being able to sleep in most of the week.

Next Sunday is the Imaginative One’s seventh birthday!  I can’t believe he is going to be that old.  For his birthday, he has asked to watch Despicable Me and go out to Wendy’s for lunch.  We are going to celebrate with some friends from church that evening.  He’s also planning out his pirate cake.  When we get it finished, I will create a post about it.

Onto the menu for this week:

Breakfasts:

cereals, muffins, mini-pancakes

Lunches:

sandwiches (meat or peanut butter), left-overs

Dinners:

Roast chicken in crockpot, mashed potatoes, veggies, and easy rolls – Use the left-over chicken for the quesadillas.

Either Monterrey Chicken Quesadillas or Chicken Ranch Quesadillas for the grown-ups – Plain cheese ones for the children (The Wee One told me that we haven’t had quesidillas in a while so I’m putting it on the menu.)  This will probably be on Wednesday.  I’ve got to go pick up my mom from the airport so this will be a quick meal that I can bring with me if necessary.

Sloppy Joes on homemade hamburger buns, chips, oven fries, or potato chips, fresh veggies

Cantonese Sweet and Sour Chicken over rice

Egg Sandwiches, fresh fruit, hash brown

left-overs or forge for yourself

Dinner at in-laws (Sunday)

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Have a great week.

July Meals

Later this month, hubby and I are taking a long deserved trip by ourselves to St. Louis. We have not had a vacation by ourselves since before the boys were born so I think it’s been long enough. The Wee One tells us that we are going on a date. Both of the boys are excited because they get to sleep over at their grandparents for a few nights.

I’m planning for 5 to 6 meals per week.  We usually eat at my in-laws on Sunday nights so that is pretty consistant. 

Meals by weeks:

Week of July 1 -4

  1. Cantonese Sweet and Sour Chicken over rice
  2. Italian Beef Sandwiches on homemade hamburger buns with potato chips and fresh veggies
  3. Cheeseburger Macaroni, easy rolls, and veggies
  4. Cook out at a family member’s house

Week of July 5 -11

  1. Roast chicken in crockpot, mashed potatoes, veggies, and easy rolls – Use the left-over chicken for the quesadillas and stir fry
  2. Either Monterrey Chicken Quesadillas or Chicken Ranch Quesadillas for the grown-ups – Plain cheese ones for the children (The Wee One told me that we haven’t had quesidillas in a while so I’m putting it on the menu.)
  3.  Sloppy Joes on homemade hamburger buns, chips, oven fries, or potato chips, fresh veggies
  4.  Chicken stir fry, rice
  5.  Egg Sandwiches, fresh fruit, hash brown
  6. left-overs or forge for yourself
  7. Dinner at in-laws (Sunday)

Week of July 12-18

  1. Homemade pizza – Cheese for the Imaginative One and pepperoni for the rest of us
  2. Pretzel chicken, french fries – either homemade or frozen
  3.  Pork loin (don’t know how I’m going to cook it just yet), mac’n’cheese, mashed potatoes, or pasta roni, veggies
  4.  Quick pork lo mein, egg drop soup, egg rolls, fortune cookies
  5.  homemade corn dogs (in Food Network magazine July/August 2010), potato chips, fresh veggies
  6. left-overs
  7. Dinner at in-laws (Sunday)

Week of July 19-25 (This is the week we are going to be gone so we will have less meals to cook.  I need to plan for only 3 meals and one day of leftovers!)

  1.  mini hamburger sliders on homemade hamburger buns, oven fries, fresh veggies
  2.  soft tacos, quesadillas for kids, veggie or salad
  3.  almost famous chicken sandwiches on homemade hamburger buns, oven fries or waffle fries, fresh veggies
  4. left-overs

Week of July 26-August 1

  1. 50’s Prime Time Meatloaf (in freezer), mashed potatoes, veggies
  2.  chili made in the crockpot, cornbread
  3.  chili dogs, chips, fresh veggies
  4.  pancakes or waffles, bacon or sausage, fresh fruit
  5.  spaghetti with meatballs (in freezer), Italian breadsticks, salad, applesauce
  6.  left-overs
  7. eat at in-laws (Sunday)

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Menu planning week of June 28

We don’t have as much going during this week.  There are few days that we don’t have anything planned so that will be nice.  We will just relax on those days.

Instead of assigning certain days to the meals, I’ve decided just to list them.  If I don’t get around to making a certain meal, I will carry it over to the next week.

 Breakfasts:

cereal, mini pancakes, Snickerdoodle muffins, graham muffins

 Lunches:

sandwiches (ham or peanut butter), left-overs

 Dinners:

*Cheeseburger macaroni

50’s Prime Time meatloaf with mashed potatoes

Hashbrown casserole with ham and sausage

Almost famous chicken sandwiches with waffle fries (Food Network Magazine – July/August 2010) – The sandwiches will be served on homemade hamburger buns.

**Crockpot Cantonese sweet and sour chicken served over rice

**Italian beef sandwiches on homemade hamburger buns with potato chips

(All of the meals will be served with green beans, mixed veggies, corn or peas.  We might even have salad with the meals.)

 *Carry-over from last week

**One of these will be served on Saturday.  My sister is coming to visit and told me that she would like one of those meals.

A lot of these recipes are from a blog I found last week called Eat at Home.  Tiffany has a lot of great recipes.  She also creates menus with grocery lists for an entire week.

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Have a great week!!

Menu plan for week of June 21, 2010

It’s that time of the week again – menu planning for the week.  The imaginative one has Vacation Bible School in the morning all week so I need to make sure he has breakfast ready to go for him so he can eat on the way there if necessary because he doesn’t move very fast in the morning.

Monday
Breakfast – baby pancakes
Lunch – “Bento” style lunches at M.J.’s house
Dinner – bbq chicken wings pasta roni, veggies

Tuesday – The Wee One’s 5th birthday!
Breakfast – cereal
Lunch – “Bento” style lunches
Dinner – The Wee One has asked for Wendy’s for dinner.

Wednesday –
Breakfast – cereal
Lunch – sandwiches
Dinner –meatball subs, broccoli salad, potato chips, fruit (Just scroll down)

Thursday –
Breakfast – cereal
Lunch – “Bento” style lunches at M.J.’s
Dinner – baked apple french toast with bacon

Friday –
Breakfast – cereal
Lunch – sandwiches
Dinner – Cheeseburger macaroni, veggie, rolls or biscuits

Saturday –
Breakfast – cereal
Lunch – sandwiches
Dinner – homemade pizza

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I hope you have a great week!