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September 21, 2015

17th cycle, week 5

Sunday: Calzones, broccoli
Monday: Chicago-style hot dogs
Tuesday: BBQ chicken in crock pot
Wednesday: crock pot ravioli
Thursday: skillet lasagna
Friday: sandwiches
Saturday: Boys night
Sunday: Pasta with Italian sausage

Chicken:

Beef:
Grilled Thai beef salad

Pork:
Roast pork and potatoes

Fish (1 or 2 a week):
Balsamic salmon
Grilled fish tacos

Smorgasbord (1 or 2 a week):
Hummus and pita
Grilled cheese sandwiches

September 5, 2015

17th cycle, week 4

Sunday: Steaks, baked potatoes
Monday: LD party
Tuesday: Hot dogs, tater tots
Wednesday: Skillet lasagna
Thursday: Calzones
Friday: Lemon tilapia
Saturday: Dinner out
Sunday: Curry chicken

Chicken:
BBQ chicken in crock pot

Beef:
Grilled Thai beef salad

Pork:
Roast pork and potatoes
Pasta with Italian sausage

Fish (1 or 2 a week):
Balsamic salmon
Grilled fish tacos

Smorgasbord (1 or 2 a week):
Crock pot ravioli
Hummus and pita
Grilled cheese sandwiches

August 23, 2015

17th cycle, weeks 1 and 2

Week 2:
Sunday: mac and cheese, sausage
Monday: Rotisserie chicken
Tuesday: Chicken with salsa in crock pot
Wednesday: Egg salad sandwiches
Thursday: BBQ pork tenderloin
Friday: Italian tilapia
Saturday: Brown sugar and cracked pepper grilled salmon

Week 1:
Sunday: meatloaf
Monday: fish sticks
Tuesday: bagel sandwiches
Wednesday: breakfast for dinner
Thursday: blts
Friday: taco salad
Saturday: mac and cheese, sausage

Full cycle list:

Chicken:
Rotisserie chicken
Chicken with salsa in crock pot
Curry chicken
BBQ chicken in crock pot

Beef:
Hamburgers
Taco salad
Grilled Thai beef salad
Meatloaf

Pork:
BBQ pork tenderloin
Roast pork and potatoes
Pasta with Italian sausage

Fish (1 or 2 a week):
Lemon tilapia
Fish sticks
Balsamic salmon
Brown sugar and cracked pepper grilled salmon
Italian tilapia
Grilled fish tacos

Smorgasbord (1 or 2 a week):
Calzones
Breakfast for dinner
Mac and cheese
Crock pot ravioli
Crock pot or skillet lasagna
Naan pizzas
Bagel sandwiches
Hummus and pita
Spinach and salmon salad
BLT sandwiches
Hot dogs
Egg salad sandwiches
Grilled cheese sandwiches
Pepperoni pizza pasta

November 9, 2014

Eleventh cycle, week 2

Sunday: Pot roast
Monday: Italian wedding soup
Tuesday: Calzones
Wednesday: Fish sticks
Thursday: Black bean soup
Friday: Mac and cheese
Saturday: Rotisserie chicken
Sunday: Thai chicken coconut soup

Chicken (1 or 2 a week):
Chicken with salsa in crock pot
Golden chili chicken
Slow cooker chicken parm

Beef (1 or 2 a week):
Taco salad
Beef barley soup
Sloppy joes
Meatloaf

Pork (1 or less a week):
BBQ pork tenderloin
Roast pork and potatoes
Pasta with Italian sausage and Swiss chard

Fish and Smorgasbord (2 or 3 a week):
Lemon tilapia
Italian tilapia
Breakfast for dinner
Crock pot ravioli
Crock pot or skillet lasagna
Butternut squash soup
Baked potato soup
Slow cooker tortilla soup
BLT sandwiches
Grilled cheese sandwiches

February 1, 2014

Fourth cycle, week 5

This week:
Saturday: Tuna jack straw
Sunday: super bowl munchies: cheesy sausage dip, bread, fruit and cheese plate
Monday: pb&j
Tuesday: BBQ pork tenderloin
Wednesday: Chicken with salsa in crock pot
Thursday: Mac and cheese in crock pot
Friday: Italian tilapia
Saturday: Golden chili chicken

The rest of the list:

Chicken:
Oven-fried chicken
Curry chicken

Beef:
Steak
Hamburgers

Pork:
Roast pork and potatoes
Ham and lentil soup

Fish:
Lemon tilapia
Fish sticks
Balsamic salmon

Smorgasbord:
Calzones
Lasagna

Class nights (two):
Pb&j (every Monday)

October 13, 2013

New style menu planning, week 6

Here is this week:
Lemon tilapia – Sunday
Golden chili chicken – Monday
Hot dogs – Tuesday
Fish sticks – Wednesday
Ravioli – Thursday
Quinoa skillet – Friday (Link for Ree, since I keep forgetting to reply with it)
Meatloaf – Saturday
Smothered pork chops – Sunday

And that’s it for this cycle! We’ll see what sticks for the next one. Egg salad was a surprising hit with the kids.

October 12, 2012

Trying this tonight!

The Cake Eccentric's Blog

HEY!!!! THIS POST IS 2+ Years old— I updated it recently to help answer the questions and comments and traffic this post has received  The updated version is HERE.

From December 2010:

I love big weekend brunches!  Breakfast is a pretty big tradition in my family on the weekends.  Both my mom and I worked in diners when we were in college and nothing beats my mother’s omelettes with a side of corn beef hash or sausage.

I can also say I hate all the dishes involved after a nap worthy brunch fest.   How many pots and pans can you dirty with bacon or eggs, french toast and pancakes— and lets not even deulve into waffles. By the time you muster the energy, and actually get through a sink full, I’m keen to make another total kitchen mess with cookies, pie, or whatever recipe (holiday cookies!?!) I’m experimenting with that…

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October 9, 2012

Interesting (although beef-centric) article about new school lunch guidelines. Only problem with their after-school snack suggestions is that they all have to be kept cold… I don’t trust ice packs to last all day.

Facts About Beef

For the first time in more than 15 years, there have been major changes to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Lunch and Breakfast Program standards. This has sparked a lot of discussion about the food kids eat at school and whether the new standards are providing adequate amounts of protein and calories.

Below is a Q&A with Shalene McNeill, Ph.D., RD, and Executive Director of Human Nutrition Research at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a Contractor to the Beef Checkoff.

What are the new school breakfast and lunch guidelines?

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October 3, 2012

School lunch, day 21

Taking a day off tomorrow – KG is going to try buying her lunch at school. It’s a meatball sub with a green salad and a pear; we’ll see what she thinks. We set her up with an account so that she could buy every now and then – might as well give it a try!

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September 18, 2012

School lunch, day 10

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Apple butter, apple and peanut butter sandwich; apple slices; spiced garbanzo beans (leftover from dinner); yogurt with walnuts; chocolate for lunch. Water, goldfish, raisins for snack. Made the Apple butter yesterday… The house smelled awesome!

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Update: what came home.

Garbanzo beans. And here I repeat my lesson about not packing leftovers, even if she gobbled them up at dinner.