Sunday, May 05, 2013

Menu Plan May 5 - 11

I'm feeling rather blah about this week's menu.  Actually, today I'm tired and not in the mood to even think about cooking, let alone actually do it.  So this week's theme is going to be "quick and simple" because, no matter what, we will not be eating out!

Last week we mostly stuck to the plan.  I did end up making chicken strips and tater tots instead of tetrazzini on Thursday, after spending most of the day at the zoo with my daughter's preschool class.  It was a hot day, and I was tired, so I relied on my fallback plan in the freezer.  It worked out well.

We did run into issues with side dishes last week.  I don't know what I was thinking, but I shorted us on fresh vegetables when I went shopping.  Then I discovered we didn't have nearly as many canned and frozen veggie options as I thought we did.  But, we worked it out and I remedied that at the grocery store this week!

So here's the plan:

Sunday: Sausage and pepper pasta
Monday:  chicken and black beans
Tuesday:  jambalaya (we us the Zatarains brand)
Wednesday:  Bruschetta Chicken Bake
Thursday: "More" Casserole (hubby's family recipe)
Friday:  Pork Chops (I'll probably dredge them in one of those Kraft Fresh Take things)
Saturday:  Early Mother's Day/Graduation party for my sister-in-law.  We're having ribs - I'm making strawberry shortcake for 16!

Have a great week!  Remember to visit for more menu planning ideas!

1 comment:

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

Enjoy the ribs! Sounds like a fun time will be had at the birthday party.