Monday, August 26, 2013

Menu Plan August 26 - 31

Another successful week of eating in!  We did eat lunch out a couple of times over the weekend (plus treats at the state fair yesterday - I had an elephant ear as big as my head!), but nothing like we're accustomed to in recent months.

I have found I love having my "board of possibilities" on the fridge - just a running list of things we have ingredients for.  I can pick and choose based on how much cooking I want to do or just what sounds good to us at the time.

Here's what we actually ate last week:

Stuffed Peppers
Creamed Tuna on Biscuits
pad Thai
Stir Fry
Taco salad
Broccoli Soup and Bread (I'm going to come right out and admit it here - I buy the horrendously overpriced broccoli soup from the deli counter at the store.  My four-year-old loves it.  BEGS for it.  Someday I'll make my own but I messed some up BIG TIME a while back and the family isn't ready to venture into those waters again yet.  Even buying two tubs of that at at time, it's still cheaper than eating fast food). 

You can see from the board above what we have left for this week's meals (though I find I'm continually adding to it throughout the week).  Something this week will involve zucchini fritters, because my zucchini-hating girl saw them on a cooking show and admitted that they looked really good and wants to try them.  She picked out the zucchini at the farmer's market on Saturday so we'll likely be having them with either chicken or grilled sausages tonight!

But, if you can't read my chicken scratch (once upon a time I had great handwriting - then school happened, LOL), here are our menu options for the week:

Chicken with Farro Salad
Broccoli Beef
Pigs in a Blanket (pizza dough wrapped around hot dogs)
Spinach and Artichoke Pasta
Buffalo chicken tenders
Chicken & Stuffing

I'll post recipes as I make things and link back to them here. 

Have a fantastic week and visit Menu Plan Monday on for more amazing menu ideas!

1 comment:

Susan said...

Oooh ... I'd like to make pot stickers sometime. Yummy! I commiserate with you on the cherry tomatoes. They were such a pain last year that this year I only planted "big" tomatoes :)