Monday, January 11, 2010

Menu Monday

Okay so every week I create a menu and post it on the fridge. This is so I can plan ahead on groceries and know exactly what we are having each night. It allows me to not only plan ahead, but also know if I need to prepare something ahead of time or if I can prepare meat for 2 different dishes. Now our normal routine is each week Jeremy and I both get to choose a meal and then we let the boys choose one of the meals. Now if we let Ian choose a meal he will almost always choose breakfast I know. Isn't that wild! He loves having breakfast for dinner especially biscuits and gravy. Now sometimes he will go for pancakes, but there has to be bacon involved. Carter on the other hand loves pasta....any kind! He also likes hot dogs! Keep in mind he is 2, so we have to give him a little guidance in his choices :) I mean if not we would have Hershey bars and Dr. Pepper every night he got to choose!

So this weeks menus is:

Monday-Breakfast for dinner(a little fancier than our normal biscuits and gravy!)

Fritatta with bacon

Oven French Toast

Tuesday-Bean and Cheese burritos with Southwest Rice

Wednesday-Orange Chicken

Thursday-Spaghetti with cheesey bread

Friday-Chicken sandwich with fries

I am a planner and I love knowing what we are going to have for dinner each night. I think it is so nice to come home and not have any decisions to make about what we are going to eat each night. Gives me more time for all the fun stuff like baths and homework;)


Reba said...

I totally agree. I need to get back to it. I don't have a menu posted, but I do have ingredients for several meals, so hopefully this week we will make fewer trips to the store and have food at home.

Kristi Turley-Jackson said...

I have never been a "planner" per say - I just buy meat & vegetables and then throw whatever together. Well for the last 2 weeks, I've had a menu and OH MY how life is much different in the kitchen for me. I've been posting some of my new "recipes" on my food blog...a couple of them are VERY kid friendly so check them out!