It is cool, rainy, and dreary here. Do you think curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee could count as spring cleaning today? Pretty please?
So today’s challenge isn’t a cleaning challenge. Instead, I want to CHALLENGE you to sit down and make a menu plan for next week. I sat down this morning and planned out my meals and snacks for the week. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and both a morning and afternoon snack. I’m going to share it with you so you can see how it looks. I will once again recommend using your crock pot on your busy days. I love, love, love my crock pots!
I hit the jackpot at Aldi’s this week and filled my fridge with fresh fruits and veggies. We eat LOTS of those. I’m so ready for my garden to come in.
So here’s my menu for the week. I plan Friday – Thursday because Thursday is payday and grocery shopping day. Also, the ladies of the house mostly do meatless meals. I do accommodate the meat-eaters, however.
If you see something you want to try and need a recipe, just let me know and I’ll be glad to share. I’m considering offering menu plans and grocery lists for a nominal fee. Does that interest anyone? Just considering.
B – Whole grain English muffin with egg and slice of cheddar (thin slice!); milk
S – 2 mandarin oranges
L – Quinoa with black beans & corn topped with a “dab” each of cheese and sour cream
S – 1/2 cup Greek yogurt with strawberries & blackberries
D – Out with the girls (hubby and kids on their own)
B – Whole wheat pancakes w/ blueberries; milk
S – Fruit salad (pineapple, strawberries, blackberries, banana)
L – Tuna salad tortilla wrap with spinach; roasted cauliflower and carrots
S – Graham crackers with peanut butter (1 T) and honey (1/2 T); 1/2 cup milk
D – “Alabama Stew” (slow cooker recipe – my grandma’s); cornbread
B – Coffee Cake Muffins; milk
S – Banana (I’ll be a church; bananas are portable.)
L – Leftovers
S – Greek yogurt/berry smoothie
D – Springtime Spaghetti; Italian bread (homemade or bought); salad
Monday (Meatless for the girls)
B – Grits, scrambled egg + egg white, fruit
S – Grape salad
L – Veggie burrito (refried beans, shredded carrots, spinach, cheese); apple
S – Yogurt, fruit and granola parfait
D – Baked Chicken (for the men); roasted veggies (carrots, butternut squash, broccoli); rice; peas or beans
B – Oatmeal, cinnamon toast
S – Grape salad
L – Leftover roasted veggies
S – Whole grain English muffin with peanut butter (1 T) and honey (1/2 T); milk
D – Grilled Burgers (beef and veggie offered here); baked beans; oven baked fries or crash potatoes (I vote for crash potatoes every time!)
B – Egg, whole wheat bagel (1/2) or English muffin; apple
S – Yogurt and berries
L – Leftovers
S – Cheese & crackers; grapes
D – Creamy Chicken & Rice Casserole; green beans
B – Cream of wheat; cheese
S – Fruit (whatever’s left!)
L – Pasta w/ spinach and homemade Alfredo sauce
S – 1/2 whole wheat bagel; peanut butter (1 T) and honey (1/2 T); milk
D – Leftover Buffet (Whatever is left in the fridge gets put out there.)
Sweets for the week are apple crisp (Kayla’s request) and pumpkin bread (David’s request). 🙂
Hope this helps!