Menu Plan Monday – September 21, 2009

What a week we’ve had here. Our church sent a mission team to Haiti last Saturday and they just got back. After hearing a little bit of their stories and all of the starving children, my meal planning seems so unimportant. I plan out our meals so that I don’t have to think about what we’ll eat throughout the week. The people down there don’t know if they’ll eat every single day. Our church does pack meals to help them, but we’re not packing as many as they need. *sigh*

Any ways… on to the plan for this week. I’m also planning a 40th birthday party for my hubby, so I made my menu super easy allowing me a chance to make things that I can freeze for the party.

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Monday
Breakfast – Pancakes & Eggs
Lunch – Chicken wraps
Dinner – Taco Pie*

Tuesday
Breakfast – Breakfast Cake & Eggs
Lunch – Gringo Sushi Rolls (will try to post a recipe and how these turned out)
Dinner – Chicken Soup**

Wednesday
Breakfast – Blueberry Muffins? & Eggs
Lunch – Tuna Salad & Crackers
Dinner – Peachy Pork (I’ll be putting these in the crock pot.)**

Thursday
Breakfast – Biscuits and Jam w/ Eggs
Lunch – Gringo Sushi Rolls
Dinner – Leftover Buffet

Friday
Breakfast – Cereal and Smoothies
Lunch – Sandwiches
Dinner – Pot Roast**

Saturday
Breakfast – Pancakes & Egg Muffins
Lunch – ???
Dinner – Sauce and Meatballs*

Sunday
Breakfast – Breakfast Cookies & Smoothies
Lunch – Sauce and MB*
Dinner – Personal Pizzas*

On the baking list: LOTS of cupcakes!!! 🙂

*From the freezer
Taco Pie – I received this from my friend Denise at our monthly meal exchange.

Sauce and MB – When I make these, I make them a month at a time. I freeze the sauce in portions and the MB in portions. Then I just toss them in my crock pot together to heat up.

Personal Pizzas – I make a large batch of pizza dough, portion it out into 16 oz. balls, then freeze. This week when I make the pizzas I’ll cook up a bunch of Italian sausage and freeze it in portions for future use.

**For the freezer
Chicken Soup – I’ll be using the leftover chicken from our roast last week. And while I’m putting together my soup I’m going to make 2-3 freezer kits of chicken soup. All I will need to do is add the chicken when it’s time to toss it in my crock pot. 🙂

Peachy Pork – I’m going to buy a hunk of pork tenderloin from Sam’s club for this and slice it up. I’ll use some for my meal that night and make 2 more simple freezer meals with the rest of the meat. (Going to a funeral this day, so I may just get the meat sliced and portioned into freezer bags.)

Pot Roast – I’ll chop and freeze the leftover meat to use in beef barley soup next week.

OK, did you get all that? 😀 I heard an interior designer say something profound last week. “Whatever project you’re planning… calculate the time you think it’ll take then multiply times 3. That’ll be the correct amount of time it’ll take you.” I still haven’t learned that with my meal planning. :-O No doubt this won’t all get done this week, but we’ll see what actually DOES get done. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by & have a flavorful day.
Antoinette

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One thought on “Menu Plan Monday – September 21, 2009

  1. Looks yummy!

    I hear ya about needing to multiply the time by 3 in order to get things done. No wonder it seems like we take 3 steps forward and then 3 steps back! 🙂 We try to squeeze too much in a day or week! Good luck in getting your plans done this week. 🙂

    Enjoy your week!

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