I missed the boat on Menu Monday, but nonetheless, here it is. I need some accountability in this area, so I’m posting for all the world to see. Just don’t ask me how it went when next Monday rolls around.
My plans rarely include side dishes or snacks. We figure those out as we go, though I’m not recommending the method. Don’t assume that we never eat fresh fruit or veggies just because you don’t see it in the plan! Menu planning is one of several areas that have become very unstructured, in part because I have so many helpers who can figure it out for me at the last minute.
Hubby is low-carbing and I feel better when I eat that way too, so a few dinners are different for adults/children. Sometimes I plan a different dinner for the kids just because there’s an easy option that they prefer and they often like to cook the Kid Dinner. I even let them plan portions of the menu for themselves – with my approval, of course.
Hubby gets home late so we rarely eat all together, though the children often join us at the table.
dinner: hamburger patties w/mushroom gravy, salad, mixed veggies
breakfast: breakfast burritos
lunch: beanie weenies
dinner: taco salad
lunch: bologna sandwiches
dinner: chicken caesar salad for adults, chicken stir fry for kids
dinner: burgers for adults, sloppy joes for kids
breakfast: cold pizza
breakfast: ummm…pour a glass of milk and get your tail in the van!
lunch: baked herb chicken (cook in roaster at church for fellowship afterward)
dinner: leftovers and snackage (we don’t really eat a 3rd meal after the church fellowship meal on Sundays)