Monday, January 19, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday
Monday:
breakfast-soaked oatmeal w/ walnuts and dates (cinnamon and brown sugar for the kids)
lunch-ham and cheese sandwiches, pineapple and chips
dinner-chicken noodle soup and crackers *if you ever roast a chicken or if you buy one already roasted from Sams, it is so simple and healthy to boil your bones. you can get fancy and add carrots, celery, onion and herbs to make a stock, but I just cover the carcase w/ water (or potato water if we had mashed potatoes w/ the chicken) and add a few tbs. of apple cider vinegar to draw out the gelatin. the longer you boil it (6-12 hrs), the more nutrients you get out of the bones. they are so, so good for you!!! when you are done boiling it you cool it a little while and stick it in the fridge over night. when you are ready to make the soup (the next day) you just scrape off the fat and bring the broth to a boil. then you make the soup however you make your chicken soup! :) so delicious and good for you...especially this time of year!
Tuesday:
breakfast-scrambled eggs, toast and fruit
lunch-blt's, chips and grapes
dinner-tacos
Wednesday:
breakfast-peanut butter and banana toast
lunch-@ Mom's after ELO
dinner-Red beans and rice, cornbread
Thursday:
breakfast-fried eggs, toast w/ jelly and fruit
lunch-tuna melts and fruit salad
dinner-@ Mom's
Friday:
breakfast-Giant Breakfast Cookies
lunch-spaghetti, garlic toast and tossed salad
dinner-*date night*
Saturday:
breakfast-banana pancakes and bacon
lunch-grilled cheese and tomato soup
dinner-steak and baked potatoes, tossed salad
Sunday:
breakfast-blueberry muffins
lunch-OUT
dinner-Monterrey Chicken, rice, corn, green beans
Red Beans and Rice
*k, this is so stinkin simple and our family absolutely loves it! I had it planned for last week, but Suz was going to be eating dinner at my mom's and begged me to wait until she was home! it's super simple to double and tastes great left over for lunch*
-1 fresh onion, chopped
-olive oil, about 2Tbs.
-Cajun sausage (one long link, spicy or mild) I usually just use the long turkey links...butterball I think, cut in chunks your desired size.
-1 c. rice
-can red beans (VanCamp New Orleans style is best)
-Luzianne Cajun seasoning to taste (or tony Chachere's if you can't find cajun)
1. Saute sliced sausage and chopped onion in olive oil.
2. Cook rice as directed on pkg.
3. When onions are soft, add beans to pot.
4. Sprinkle w/ seasoning salt, salt and pepper to taste.
5. Simmer till rice and cornbread are ready.
Giant Breakfast Cookies
*I even use this as a cookie recipe. the kids are used to them being our cookies, so when I make them big and serve them for breakfast they think it's really exciting?!*
-1 cup butter, melted
-¾ cup honey
-2 eggs
-1 t. salt
-1 t. cinnamon
-1 t. baking soda
-1 t. vanilla
-½ cup buttermilk
-2 cups whole wheat flour
-2 cups whole rolled oats
-1 cup raisins or chocolate chips
Mix butter, honey, eggs, salt, cinnamon, soda, vanilla and buttermilk. Stir in flour and oats. Fold in raisins or chocolate chips. Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Allow cookies to cool 3-4 minutes on cookie sheet before removing cookies to cool on a wire rack.

3 comments:

Brad, Amy & Sadie said...

Yummy! Okay, I am getting closer to being a planner. I planned lunch for today, and dinner (only) for Tues, Thurs, and Friday. That's a lot of cooking for me.

Baby steps.

TexasNeals said...

that's awesome amy!! menu planning just makes my life so much easier! and as far as cooking and learning to cook, baby steps is definetely the way to do it! :)

Dixie said...

I have printed the giant cookies recipe and will be fixing them for breakfast tomorrow. SURELY, this will be a hit with my kids! I'll let you know.

PS: the 3 cheese 'sketti was definitely a hit with our small group. Keep these recipes coming. You plan enough for both our families!

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