Posts tagged ‘menu planning’

April 12, 2014

Sixth cycle, week 2

This week:
Sunday: rotisserie chicken
Monday: Lentil soup, add ham at table
Tuesday: Egg salad sandwiches
Wednesday: BBQ pork tenderloin
Thursday: Open face ham sandwiches
Friday: fish sticks
Saturday: Tator tot shepherd pie

The rest of the list:

Chicken:
Chicken with salsa in crock pot

Beef:
Beef barley soup
Taco salad

Pork:
Roast pork and potatoes
Pasta with Italian sausage

Fish (1 or 2 a week):
Lemon tilapia
Balsamic salmon
Tuna noodle casserole

Smorgasbord (1 or 2 a week):
Calzones
Breakfast for dinner
Butternut squash soup
Minestrone
Italian bread soup

Class nights (2 or more):
Pb&j
BLT sandwiches
Hot dogs
Grilled cheese sandwiches

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March 8, 2014

Fifth cycle, week 2

Only one class night this week, but we have open house to make up for that 😀

This week:
Sunday: Lentil soup
Monday: BBQ pork tenderloin
Tuesday: Egg salad sandwiches
Wednesday: Chicken with salsa in crock pot
Thursday: Chicago-style hot dogs
Friday: fish sticks & fries
Saturday: Mac and cheese

The rest of the list:

Chicken:
Rotisserie chicken
Curry chicken

Beef:
Meatloaf
Beef barley soup

Pork:
Roast pork and potatoes
Pasta with Italian sausage

Fish (1 or 2 a week):
Lemon tilapia
Tuna jack straw
Italian tilapia

Smorgasbord (1 or 2 a week):
Calzones
Breakfast for dinner
Butternut squash soup
Minestrone
Italian bread soup
Black bean soup

Class nights (2 or more):
BLT sandwiches
Grilled cheese sandwiches & tomato soup

February 8, 2014

Fourth cycle, week 6 (ish)

Flying solo most of the week, and therefore am going off book and making pretty much only stuff I know the kids will eat uncomplainingly.

This week:
Sunday: Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Monday: PB&J
Tuesday: Mac and cheese
Wednesday: Fish sticks
Thursday: Hot dogs
Friday: Hummus and pita
Saturday: Golden chili chicken

The rest of the list, which we’ll get back to next week:

Chicken:
Oven-fried chicken
Curry chicken

Beef:
Steak
Hamburgers

Pork:
Roast pork and potatoes
Ham and lentil soup

Fish:
Lemon tilapia
Balsamic salmon

Smorgasbord:
Calzones
Lasagna

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

January 18, 2014

Fourth cycle, week 3

Have not been very good at sticking to the plan lately. My crock pot liner got a crack which had led to a lot of sandwiches for dinner as we are typically to tired to cook every night. But the new liner has been ordered, so hopefully we’ll be back on track and eating hot dinners soon.

This week:
Sunday: Italian tilapia
Monday: pita pizza
Tuesday: Pasta with Italian sausage
Wednesday: Quinoa skillet
Thursday: pb&j
Friday: Tuna jack straw
Saturday: Golden chili chicken

The rest of the list:

Chicken:
Oven-fried chicken
Chicken with salsa in crock pot
Curry chicken

Beef:
Steak
Meatloaf
Beef barley soup
Hamburgers

Pork:
BBQ pork tenderloin
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)
Open face ham sandwiches
Hot dogs

January 12, 2014

Fourth cycle, week 2

Went off book a couple nights last week, so have a few things left over.

This week:
Sunday: Smothered pork chops
Monday: Egg salad sandwiches
Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner
Wednesday: Quinoa skillet
Thursday: BLT sandwiches
Friday: Italian tilapia
Saturday: Golden chili chicken

The rest of the list:

Chicken:
Oven-fried chicken
Chicken with salsa in crock pot
Curry chicken

Beef:
Steak
Meatloaf
Beef barley soup
Hamburgers

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

Fish:
Lemon tilapia
Fish sticks
Balsamic salmon
Tuna jack straw

Smorgasbord:
Calzones
Lasagna
Butternut squash soup

Class nights (two):
Pb&j (every Monday)
Open face ham sandwiches
Hot dogs

January 5, 2014

Fourth cycle of menu planning

Reboot.

This week:
Sunday: Oven-fried chicken
Monday: Pb&j
Tuesday: Sloppy joes
Wednesday: Smothered pork chops
Thursday: Hummus and pita
Friday: Italian tilapia
Saturday: Quinoa skillet

The rest of the list:

Chicken:
Rotisserie chicken
Chicken with salsa in crock pot
Golden chili chicken
Curry chicken

Beef:
Steak
Meatloaf
Beef barley soup
Hamburgers

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

Fish:
Lemon tilapia
Fish sticks
Balsamic salmon
Tuna jack straw

Smorgasbord:
Calzones
Breakfast for dinner
Lasagna
Butternut squash soup

Class nights (two):
Pb&j (every Monday)
Open face ham sandwiches
BLT sandwiches
Hot dogs
Egg salad sandwiches

December 8, 2013

New style menu planning, week 5

Hopefully a quieter week than last week, trying to get back on track with menu planning.

Monday: Chicken with salsa in crock pot, rice, salad
Tuesday: Hot dogs, spinach
Wednesday: Sloppy joes, salad
Thursday: Butternut squash soup, crusty bread
Friday: holiday party
Saturday: Fish sticks, tater tots
Sunday: Smothered pork chops, roasted broccoli, salad

What’s left:

Beef:
Pot roast

Pork:
BBQ pork tenderloin

Class nights (two):
Hummus and pita
Mac and cheese with turkey sausage
Italian wedding soup (crock pot)

November 30, 2013

Post-Thanksgiving week menu planning

The biggest benefit, for me at least, in spending Thanksgiving day cooking is that we can live off the leftovers for days on end. But the end to that is drawing near, sadly, and we will actually have to start cooking again soon.

Sunday – Turkey soup
Monday – Turkey soup redux
Tuesday – Egg salad sandwiches
Wednesday – Pasta, sausage, broccoli
Thursday – Fish sticks, fries, salad
Friday – Grilled cheese, tomato soup, salad
Saturday – Holiday party (brunch — going to make this casserole again) & leftovers (dinner)

November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving dinner

Spent the morning planning what we are making for thanksgiving dinner… And how it will all get cooked! Only one oven, LOL. Here’s my plan. What do you have on the menu?

Turkey – oven 500 for 30 then 350 for 2-3, rest for 15
Gravy – pre-prepared
Mashed potatoes – stove top
Cranberry sauce – stove top
Corn – microwave
Rolls – pre-prepared
Green beans – oven 475 for 45 mins
Cranberry jello – stove top plus refrig (night before), family recipe
Sweet potatoes – stove top for 60 then oven 450 for 5, atk p. 170
Green Salad
Stuffing – crock pot 7 hours, nym p. 141
Cider – stove top, family recipe

Pumpkin pie – oven 375 for 50 minutes (night before), bhg p. 788
Cranberry cake
Smores (kid request)

(nym = Not your mother’s slow cooker cookbook; atk = America’s test kitchen family cookbook, bhg = Better homes and gardens cookbook)

November 10, 2013

Taking a break from our regular menu planning

Crazy busy week upcoming, so am going with lots of super-easy dinners.

Sunday: Lemon tilapia
Monday: Pasta & sausage
Tuesday: Egg salad sandwiches
Wednesday: Black bean soup
Thursday: Church spaghetti dinner
Friday: Fish sticks & fries
Saturday: Take out
Sunday: Meatloaf