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Menu Monday

Our schedule this week is totally insane, so if we stick to this it will be a miracle…I am so ready for school to be over!

Princess2T is finishing up tumbling for this year, there’s practices, photos, rehearsal, & recital in the next couple weeks.  She also has a few school activities in the evenings this week, so hopefully we can get everything squeezed in.  Pickle finished up her activities a couple weeks ago, so she’s just along for the ride.  Chubbs has a lunch thing this week, so Big Puppy may be able to surprise her with that…if his schedule allows.  Froggy has his rescheduled soccer awards this week…he is crazy excited about getting a trophy!  Big Puppy is having to miss his weekly tennis game with his friends because of all these activities…poor guy!  Is your schedule as crazy as ours?

Monday ~ Sweet & Spicy Meatballs w/ steamed broccoli

Tuesday ~ McDonald’s 1/2 price Happy Meals (I know we did this in May already, but we’ve got 3 different things going on Tuesday night…I cannot add cooking into the schedule.)

Wednesday ~ French Toast Casserole w/ strawberries

Thursday ~ BBQ Pork Sandwiches w/ coleslaw (I’m going to attempt to make my own hamburger buns to use for these…I’ll let you know how they turn out!

Friday ~ Sausage, Onions & Peppers

Saturday ~ Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff w/ sweet peas

Sunday ~ Turkey Bake

Menu Monday ~ 5/9

Well, it’s nearing the end of the school year, and we have LOTS of activities going on.
Monday ~ Grilled Chicken, corn on the cob, & sweet potato fries (Putting Big Puppy to work since he got such a fantastic birthday present…a gas grill…which was actually kind of a present to myself.)
Tuesday ~ McDonald’s 1/2 price Happy Meals (Princess2T has tumbling practice, then an 1.5 hours later, Pickle has her class program, so hoping to minimize the trips into town & get everything squeezed in.)
Wednesday ~ Tacos (Gotta be something quick & easy because we’ve gotta squeeze homework & showers in before church.)
Thursday ~ Spaghetti & Meatballs (Good ol’ standby…if I haven’t passed out from sheer exhaustion, we are going to have movie night w/ a FREE Redbox movie.
Friday ~ *hopefully* Dinner at new Italian restaurant in town! (There’s a new place in town that I’ve been really wanting to try & my Mom gave us date night money for our birthday’s…how convenient is that!?)
Saturday ~ Turkey Cabbage Bake
Sunday ~ Pizza-getti (We can’t have this when the girls are here because of Pickle’s dairy allergy…I mean, we *could* if I gave her something else, but that’s just torture. Yes, it’s that good.)

So, what’s on your menu plan for the week? Do you have a good ol’ standby you can throw together in a pinch that everyone loves?

Menu Monday ~ 4/25

Last week, I didn’t have a menu…every once in awhile, I get in a mood where I want to wing it, and I realize quickly it is not a good idea. But by that time, it’s too late, and I’m stuck winging it. This past week, I had a meal in mind for dinner that needed to slow cook in the crockpot for 6-7 hours. For 3 days in a row, I forgot to put this in the crock pot in time. Needless-to-say, if I don’t have a plan, I’m a mess. This weeks menu consists of several things we’ve never tried, so I will try to post photos after I prepare each particular meal…unless it’s ugly or I fall off the menu wagon. ;) Oh, and I’m planning on making a massive cake for Saturday…we are celebrating Chubbs’ 8th, Big Puppy’s BIG 3-0, and my 30ish birthday. Big Puppy decided he didn’t want a party (he’s a loon), so I un-invited the few I had invited early…the plan is now just the family hanging out, taking turns opening presents, & eating cake. Okay, enough of that…here’s our menu!

Monday ~Roast Beef Wheels w/ pickle spears & Sun Chips

Tuesday ~Ham & Cheese Quiche w/ Grapes

Wednesday ~Italian Pork Chops w/ mashed potatoes & salad

Thursday ~Grilled Chicken w/ corn on the cob & baked sweet potatoes

Friday ~Sweet & Spicy Meatballs w/ rice & broccoli

Saturday ~Jerky Turkey Burgers w/ potato salad & baked beans (And birthday cake!)

Sunday ~Easy Crockpot Chicken w/ rice & sweet peas

What is one of your favorite stand by meals? Something that you can whip up in a pinch that everyone loves?
Link up your menu plan for the week using the linky below! Have a fantastic week!

Menu Monday ~ 4/18

Well, I’m a little late getting this posted…it’s been a slightly hectic morning. It started out great, then I got a phone call from the school that Princess2T was running a fever and I needed to go pick her up. My day went from relaxing and getting housework to rushing to get Froggy out of the bath, grab my coffee, and head out the door. So today I’ve been all over the place/a little scatterbrained, but I’m pulling it together! Here is our menu for the week!

Monday ~ Basil Chicken w/ peas & rolls

Tuesday ~ Roasted Sausage, Peppers & Onions w/ Mashed Potatoes

Wednesday ~ Make Ahead Spaghetti & Meatball Casserole w/ salad & Texas Toast

Thursday ~ Homemade Pizza w/ salad

Friday ~ Slow Cooked Asian Beef & Broccoli w/ brown rice & egg rolls

Saturday ~ Black Bean & Corn Quesadillas w/ Salad & Chips w/ Queso

Easter Sunday ~ Pineapple Crusted Ham, Ambrosia Salad, Sweet Potatoes, Deviled Eggs, 5 Bean Salad, and Strawberry Shortcake

What’s happening at your table this week?

Menu Monday ~ 4/11

Last week was pretty good, menu-wise.  We followed the menu except for 1 day because of a last minute change of plans, so this week we are going to do a freezer/pantry clean out week.  We will be carrying over the Green Eggs & Ham Cups from last week, then using whatever I happen to have in the pantry/freezer to fill the rest of the week.  The weather has been beautiful here the last few days so it’s got me in the Spring Cleaning mood!  What better place to start then the kitchen?

Monday: Green Eggs & Ham Cups w/ hash browns & strawberries (figured I’d add a pic since this didn’t post yesterday…BONUS!)

Green Eggs & Ham Cups w/ Hash Browns & Strawberries

Tuesday: Crockpot chicken w/ steamed green beans

Wednesday: Chili w/ grape salad (it was a huge hit on Sunday, so I figured I’d go for it again since I have some grapes left over)

Grape Salad w/ Walnuts

Thursday: Messy Pete’s (made with ground turkey) w/ dippin’ veggies (carrots/broccoli)

Friday: I think we are going out to eat…if Big Puppy didn’t forget we had date night planned. ;)

Saturday: Grilled Steaks (not sure about which marinade yet) w/ baked potatos & green salad

Sunday: Breakfast for dinner – eggs, sausage, pancakes & fresh fruit

What’s on your menu?