Monday, September 1, 2014

Menu Plan - First Week of September

The OSB on the interior garage walls is up - woo hoo!

Hello, Dearies!

I realize that I've been posting goals on Mondays for a few weeks, but...I don't think I'm going to do that anymore.  For one thing, I seem to have completion issues.  Last week I wanted to wash five windows and all the ceiling fans.  I managed to get four windows, and all but one of the ceiling fans.  I think all the 'almost done' things are starting to discourage me, even though I was plenty busy last week!  Another thing?  I end up doing things that never made the list, like helping Husband put up the OSB on the interior garage walls - things that are definitely work, and take time and effort, but weren't part of the plan I thought I had back when I was, you know, planning.  So, eh, it's not really working for me.  Instead, I'm going to share our dinner menu on Mondays, because that's something we pretty well stick to week in and week out.  Here are the meals for this week:

Breakfasts are not something we really plan, but I try to have several choices on hand.  On any given day, there is cereal, oatmeal, eggs, bread for toast and corn tortillas (I'm a big fan of the breakfast taco).  This week, we also have some pumpkin bread and some blueberry muffins, and there's a pretty good chance that I'll make a bigger breakfast on the weekend.  We haven't had biscuits and gravy in forever, so maybe that, some eggs and fresh fruit (yum!)

Lunches are often leftovers from previous suppers, plus a few simple stand-bys.  If we don't have leftovers from a previous meal, we might have pbj on wheat, quesedillas, salads with nuts, seeds and fruit, crackers and really is just a matter of what's on hand and what sounds good.

Suppers are planned.  Here are this week's meals:
M - chicken-onion quesedillas, refried beans, shredded lettuce salad w/tomato, sour cream, salsa, chips and cilantro
T - Spam fried rice with carrots, celery and green onion, steamed broccoli, watermelon
W - crock-pot corned beef, mashed potatoes, steamed cabbage, Irish soda bread, grapes
R - taco salads, apple wedges
F - spaghetti w/meat sauce, garlic green beans, cheesy toast, watermelon
S - leftovers or go out (or something we think of in the mean time)
S - steaks on the grill, baked potatoes, Asian green beans, peach galette

Snacks are things like cheese and crackers, peanut butter and crackers, popcorn and fruit, muffins, smoothies, etc.  This week I plan to make some zucchini bread to add to the snack rotation, and we have popcorn made, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables on hand, etc.

That's the meal plan at our house.  What are you eating this week?


  1. We are like you for breakfasts and lunches.
    T-turkey burgers, pasta salad, watermelon I had corn on the cob on the menu but there was none to be found at the store this AM.
    W-creamed chicken over mashed potatoes and biscuits, fried cabbage, corn, salad
    TR-We are going to free jazz concert on the lawn of the library where everyone brings chairs and a picnic supper. I have tuna or chicken salad sandwiches with watermelon and chips planned.
    FR-hamburger steaks, fried potatoes, green beans and salad
    ST-pizza night. We have a free pizza on credit at the local pizza shop since they made our last one wrong.

  2. We're eating a variety of fresh vegetables and fruit. Tonight we had watermelon (from grocer last week, $2.99) and cantaloupe from the garden, HB eggs with salt and pepper and cinnamon toast (homemade bread toasted, buttered and sprinkled with sugar-cinnamon mix) . We have leftovers from the weekend which we will have tomorrow.

    I've never used a menu plan, unless it's for a party/holiday/get together. Then I make detailed lists so nothing is forgotten.


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