Sunday, June 6, 2010

Menu Plan Monday: Week of June 7th, 2010

I have fallen behind lately.  My sister's little girl was sick and at Saint Jude hospital allot.  Her need to be there is new and it was a whirl wind for all of us.  I have not made ahead my foods, have not planned ahead my meals like I usually do.  Upon shopping for food on Thursdays I'm usually just getting the odds and ends I need to complete the meal plus whatever is on sale for the week after.  I usually have a plan for that week after as well.  Or at least an idea.  Plus now I have lunches to add to the mix.  Thankfully I did make ahead the breakfasts already.  Every day we have planned a free "activity" from our local community.  The Library has several events though the week, all starting at 10 am.  The kids will enhance their Taekwondo, sign language, crafty skills, hear stories.  There will be summer camps to attend (cub scouts, science).  We will visit the local pool and even venture out to Memphis for the larger museums and activities.  This all means we need lunch plans.  My kids love lunchables.  I love making everything myself.  So I'm taking a page from my friend Heidi and saving the tray.  When lunch meats go on sale thats when I know its time to make my own lunchable.  We will add Ham that will be cut into little circles, marble kraft cheese slices, gluten free crackers, cookies, and the final item may be yogurt, apple sauce, jello, pudding.  Least we not forget the fruit.  Thats where my frozen fruit idea below is for.  I learned of this from Home Joys.  Love that blog.  Have you seen it yet?

  1. Frozen Fruit Cups
  2. Gluten Free Rice a Roni Kits
  3. Gluten Free Jiffy Cornbread Mix

We sat around the table the kids and I and came up with a menu plan that they PROMISED to eat.  Here it is:

Monday:
B: Sausage and Biscuits (have my own lovely GF recipe for quick dinner rolls)
L: Mini Corn Dogs (using my own GF Jiffy mix and frying them)
D: Oatmeal/Parmesan coated Chicken Cutlets, Mashed Potatoes, Veggie

Tuesday:
B: Breakfast Burrito
L: Chicken Nuggets
D: Grilled Steak, Baked Potato, Cream Spinach

Wednesday
B: Muffins/Yogurt
L: Lunchables (church)
D: Grilled Pork Loin

Thursday:
B: fruit/Yogurt/Granola Fruit and Yogurt Parfet
L: Pizza
D: Macaroni Dinner (I'll make GF Elbows and add cheese, veggies and chicken)
Friday:
B: Egg Breakfast
L: Macaroni and Cheese with little Chicken Drummies
D: Taco Dinner

Saturday:
B: Waffles
L: Salad
D: Pizza

Sunday:
B: Pancakes
L: Grilled Hamburgers
D: Lasagna

Next Week ~ Cubs Camp Week, we will be packing every day:

Monday:
B: Sausage and Biscuits (have my own lovely GF recipe for quick dinner rolls)
L: Mini Corn Dogs (making enough from last week for this week)
D: Chicken and Dumplings

Tuesday:
B: Breakfast Burrito
L: Chicken Nuggets
D: Grilled Steak, Risotto, Green Beans

Wednesday
B: Muffins/Yogurt
L: Lunchables (church)
D: Grilled Country Style Ribs, Rice, Carrots

Thursday:
B: Fruit/Yogurt/Granola Fruit and Yogurt Parfet
L: Pizza
D: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli
Friday:
B: Egg Breakfast
L: Macaroni and Cheese with little Chicken Drummies
D: Macaroni Dinner (I'll make GF Elbows and add cheese, veggies and chicken)

Saturday:
B: Waffles
L: Salad
D: Pizza

Sunday:
B: Pancakes
L: Grilled Hamburgers
D: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Fresh Bread, Salad from the Garden


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1 comment:

  1. Prayers for your niece.

    Sounds like you have a great summer planned for the kids. I wanted to say, your kids may like the idea of Bento lunches as well as the lunchables type lunches. Cutting the foods into shapes, etc. Check out ebay for some inexpensive bento containers...let them pick out containers to match their personalities!

    Gracie is too young to appreciate it now, but I've been using the bento containers to pack her food when we go visiting.

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