Sunday, May 3, 2015

This Week's Dinner Menu/Cooking Plans

Taffy is too tired to cook!  Me, I'm just kind of busy.
I am still scoring for Pearson and subbing at the library this week, plus we have several days that have other obligations as well, so our menu for the week is really simple.  I am trying a new recipe on Sunday (the chicken poppers) but it is a really simple one, and everything else for the week is quick to put together.  All the staple items and meats are from our pantry and freezer - we bought produce this week, and the asparagus is from our garden (yippee!).

S - 'chicken poppers', corn on the cob, all the different vegetable dishes that are lingering in the fridge, rice pudding bars
M - English muffin pizzas, vegetables (carrots, celery, cucumbers) with ranch dip, fruit salad
T - carryout fried chicken (free replacement because last time, they gave us the wrong item), green beans, garden salad, bananas
W - tuna salad sandwiches, vegetables (carrots, celery, cucumbers) with ranch dip, blue corn tortilla chips, pickles, sliced apples
R - spaghetti w/tomato sauce, mixed vegetable saute' (zucchini, onion, asparagus, carrots, mushrooms, pear crisp
F - taco salad, guacamole and salsa w/chips
S - leftovers/dinner out

I am still working to eat less meat and more vegetables, so I have a vegetable omelet or a whole grain muffin with some fresh fruit.  Daughter likes muffins or oatmeal, and we also have some quiche that can be warmed up for a quick breakfast.  I may steam some eggs for quick breakfasts and snacks.  We have cubed cheese on hand, lightly salted almonds, dried fruit and plenty of other quick, simple snack options.  Lunches are generally leftovers from supper, so I just skip the meat item.  I have some seasoned lentils I  made to provide protein and fiber for me.

That's about it for planning for me - what's on the menu for you this week?


  1. Easy is always good!

    Today we had a casserole from the freezer and a salad. I was so thankful to have an easy meal to pull out and bake after our all day painting project yesterday.

    Monday-roast with potatoes and carrots, gravy, salad and rolls (Making extra veggies for Tuesday)

    Tuesday-Leftover roast, veggies and gravy made into a stew, salad and bread

    Wednesday we head for the lake for the rest of the week so it is very little cooking for me for the rest of the week. Yay!

  2. Oh, have fun at the lake! Your house looks beautiful - I saw the before and after photos, and both were lovely. :)


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