Mom, What’s For Dinner? Week of May 8, 2022

My menu this week contains food I already have in the house. I don’t want to have to go shopping after my weekend away. A big grocery shopping trip was done last week. I may have to get some produce and/or bread/ milk. Other than that, we’ll be good to go.

I have not included any lunches in my menu. I don’t know what I’m going to eat just yet.

Sunday – My birthday! Whoop, whoop!

  • Breakfast – Granola bar with cheese
  • Lunch – Out to eat
  • Dinner – On the road

Monday

  • Breakfast – Cottage cheese with jam
  • Lunch –
  • Dinner – Steak, rice, and roasted veggies (I got a bag of frozen roasted veggies during my grocery shopping.)

Tuesday

  • Breakfast – Cottage cheese with jam
  • Lunch –
  • Dinner – Bacon and cheddar hamburger patties (freezer), Garlic Parmesan fries, and mixed veggies

Wednesday

  • Breakfast – Cottage cheese with jam
  • Lunch –
  • Dinner – Out to eat – It’s both food truck and farmer’s market Wednesday in my town.

Thursday

  • Breakfast – cottage cheese with jam
  • Lunch –
  • Dinner – Hot dogs, chips, and raw veggies

Friday

  • Breakfast – either cottage cheese with jam OR granola bar with cheese
  • Lunch –
  • Dinner – either of the frozen gluten-free pasta kits or out to eat – My town is doing a Friday the 13th party.

Saturday

  • Breakfast – granola bar with cheese
  • Lunch –
  • Dinner – chili or the gluten-free pasta kit

Have a wonderful week,
Traci

Mom, What’s For Dinner? Week of May 1, 2022

Sunday

  • Breakfast – Ham and cheese roll from the local gluten-free bakery
  • Lunch – Chicken and corn chowder (left-over from last night)
  • Dinner – Meatloaf with twice baked potatoes from Sam’s Club, corn

Monday

Tuesday

  • Breakfast – Yogurt parfait
  • Lunch – Hummus plate – I have honey cheddar cheese, gluten-free crackers or pretzels, Kalamata olives, and cucumbers to go with the hummus
  • Dinner – Tacos, chips, and queso

Wednesday

  • Breakfast – Yogurt parfait
  • Lunch – Hummus plate
  • Dinner – Spaghetti with sausage, roasted broccoli (Ronzoni is the best gluten-free spaghetti in my opinion. I can get my gluten-eating family to eat it.)

Thursday

  • Breakfast – either cottage cheese with jam OR granola bar with cheese
  • Lunch – Left-overs
  • Dinner – Soy sauce pork chops, smashed potatoes, mixed veggies (The soy sauce is gluten-free.)

Friday

  • Breakfast – either cottage cheese with jam OR granola bar with cheese
  • Lunch – Left-overs or a salami and cheese wrap
  • Dinner – Dinner on the road – I have a black bean salad, peanut butter plate, and other snacky foods. It’s hard not knowing what options will be available to me when I travel. I am gluten-free, so I have to pack food with me.

Saturday

  • Breakfast – granola bar with cheese
  • Lunch – Out to eat with a high school classmate
  • Dinner – Out to eat – I will be packing my pho as a backup meal. I also have meat sticks already in my bag to eat if I also need something else.

Have a wonderful week,
Traci

Mom, What’s For Dinner? Week of February 27, 2022

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a meal plan. My children will still ask me what’s for dinner. However now they are teenagers, they have started to cook for themselves. I just provide the ingredients for them. They’ll also eat what I’ve cooked.

Oldest has decided he wants to learn to cook before college which is soon. Mind you his first two years will be done at a local college, so he’ll be still at home. He wants to make sure he knows how to make basic recipes.

Breakfast:

I have a running list of favorite breakfasts.

Lunch:

  • Salsa chicken – In the freezer – Taco (?!?)
  • Steak bites with sauteed peppers, onions, and mushrooms over rice
  • Side salad for both

Dinner:

Sunday Dinner:

  • Roast, roasted potatoes and carrots, mashed potatoes OR
  • Whole chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies

Stay kind!

Have a magical day,
Traci

Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of June 29, 2020

One night last week, my now 15-year-old walked into the kitchen as I was cooking and said, “What’s for dinner?” Even 10 years after I started this blog and began to put our meal plan up on the blog, he is still asking the same question.

So, what is for dinner this week?

Grilled Cheese sandwiches, fruit, cucumbers, fried potatoes

Beenie Weenies – Side dishes to be determined

Spaghetti, sourdough bread that I got at Jungle Jim’s

Either cilantro lime chicken with rice or leftovers

You are on your own.
The kitchen is closed.

4th of July
Hubby has to work so I’m probably going to do breakfast for dinner and then do the 4th of July food on Sunday.

On Tuesday, I’ve got 2 professional development classes in the afternoon, so I needed something easy that can be cooked in the slow cooker. That way the food will be done at a reasonable time. However, it doesn’t matter because Kung Fu and Scouts are on hiatus right now. Hubby doesn’t work on Tuesday. I probably will be exhausted after the two classes and not want to cook.

I’m meeting one of my best friends for lunch on Wednesday afternoon. The spaghetti is another easy meal to prepare. Plus the family loves it. Okay, not Oldest but the rest of the family loves it.

I hope my menu helps you with planning out your meals for the week.

Stay kind!

Have a magical day,
Traci

Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of June 10, 2018

I wrote down a list of possible meal ideas for this week.
Then I asked the Wee One his opinion on what we should cook for dinner. He gave me a few ideas – taco Tuesday in which I suggested he do a burrito Tuesday instead.
He also decided we should have a sausage and mac & cheese night. It’s one of their favorite meals. Quick and easy is the name of the game.
I gave him a choice of ravioli or spaghetti. I have a bunch of spaghetti sauce. He chose ravioli for one of the dinner.

He also suggested a leftover night.
I love getting the children involved with cooking in the kitchen.

Menu Plan Monday - June 10
The Wee One loves having a menu plan posted on the fridge so he knows what we are going to have to eat. He’s more willing to help cook dinner with the plan.
On Saturday, he helped with our breakfast for dinner. A few Christmases ago, he got a waffle and pancake cookbook. He pulled it off the cookbook shelf and chose a buttermilk pancake with a mixed berry compote recipe. I wish I had gotten photos of the process because it was so cute.

The Imaginative One had been at Boy Scout Camp last week so he had not had what he calls “real” food. While the Wee One was cooking dinner, he made sure his brother had chocolate chips in his pancakes. He also made sure he had some chocolate milk to drink. It was impressive that he cared so much.

At one point, the Wee One wanted to be a chef. I don’t know if he still wants to be a chef. However he does like being in the kitchen.

Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of September 25, 2017 (Gluten Free) with links

I’ve been lax about creating menu plans during September.  As a result, it’s been difficult to get food on the table.   Continue reading “Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of September 25, 2017 (Gluten Free) with links”

Mom, What’s For Dinner – August 6, 2017

This is my first week back at school so it’s going to be CRAZY.

The Imaginative One and I have a dental appointment on Monday morning.  The Wee One has a doctor’s appointment also on Monday morning.  (Hubby is taking him.)

I have a chiro appointment on Tuesday.

Then work on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Friday evening is our Open House so I will be coming home late.

I decided to shop my freezer for my meals this week.  All of these meals are going to be made in the slow cooker.  We are going to utilize leftovers for the majority of the week.

Sunday

Church picnic

Monday

Italian chicken over pasta for Hubby and the boys
I’ll eat my Italian chicken over zoodles.

Tuesday

White Chicken Chili with gluten free cornbread

 

Wednesday

Chicken and Peppers over rice

 

Thursday

leftovers

 

Friday

leftovers for Hubby and the boys
I’ll have a frozen dinner since I have to stay at work.

Saturday

To be determined

Happy eating,
Traci

 

Menu Plan Monday – Week of March 13, 2017 (Gluten Free)

sunday

Hubby and the Wee One ate at my mother-in-law’s.  I ate gluten free nuggets and fries.  The Imaginative One is sick with a double ear infection so he didn’t eat anything.

 

monday

Salmon, Rice, and Corn

 

tuesday

Marinated Pork Chops, Sweet Potatoes

 

wednesday

Pineapple Steak Bites, Rice, Veggie

 

thursday

Taco Chicken Legs, Baked Potatoes, Veggie

 

friday

Leftovers

 

For more menus, please visit Menu Plan Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

 

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Menu Plan Monday – Week of March 6, 2017 (Gluten Free)

sunday

Pot Roast, Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Carrots, Strawberries, and Whipped Cream

 

monday

Beef Hash

 

tuesday

Lemon Garlic Chicken

 

wednesday

Sweet and Sour Meatballs over Rice, Veggies

 

thursday

Spaghetti with meatballs

Spaghetti squash with pesto and Parmesan cheese for me

 

friday

Boys have activities that involve them eating out so Hubby and I are on our own.

 

For more menus, please visit Menu Plan Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

 

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Menu Plan Monday – Week of February 27, 2017 (Gluten Free)

sunday

“Fried” Chicken with gluten free baking flour, roasted asparagus, cauliflower mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, cooked carrots, salad, gluten free biscuits

 

monday

Tacos

 

tuesday

Sausage, Gluten free mac and cheese, Green beans made in the slow cooker

 

wednesday

Breakfast for dinner – Ash Wednesday

 

thursday

??? – To Be Determined

 

friday

You are on your own.

 

 

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