Jan. 1. Baked perogies with spinach.
Jan.2. I had some macaroni and cheese tonight. Pretty basic and simple. I have some left that turn into a nice casserole tomorrow with onions and a little paprika.
Jan 1st: Cinnamon bread/fruit for the kids. Cereal for me. Lunch: peanut butter sandwiches for the kids. I ate at Panera bread for a treat to myself. Don't know what my dh had as I was out running errands. Supper was roast chicken, noodles and peas.
Jan 2: Malt-o Meal/fruit for the kids. Cereal for me. Dh had Malt-o-Meal also. Lunch: Drive thru Wendy's after church. Supper was leftovers and hashbrowns and eggs.
Jan 3: Breakfast: Oatmeal/bananas Lunch: Leftover soup for me, sandwiches for the kids Supper: Sloppy joes, tator tots, broccoli
Jan 4: Breakfast: French toast/fruit Lunch: Crackers, cheese and meat Supper: Sour cream chicken, baked potatoes, and carrots
Jan 5: B'fast: yogurt, cheerios and strawberries Lunch: peanut butter sandwiches (kids in Parents day out) Supper: Casa Gallardo (Mexican restaurant celebrating the twins 2nd birthday with my inlaws and I can't wait!!!)
Jan 6: B'fast: breakfast casserole, fruit and yogurt, cinnamon rolls. My inlaws are still here. Lunch: Dh has lunch responsibilities as I am going to MOPs. Kids are staying home w/daddy. Supper; Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad
Jan 7: Date night!!! Free pizza for the kids and babysitters.
Jan 8: Possible birthday celebration w/ my family. Lunch: Don't know yet. Supper: Leftovers
Jan 9: B'fast: Pancakes/fruit Lunch: soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, Supper: Pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, finger veggies and chips.
What are Italians? Do you mean you used Italian greens in your green smoothie? Care to share any green smoothie tips with me? I got a blender as a "hey you had a baby" gift from a friend and I'm loving the green smoothies now.
I think tomorrow night I'll be making a nice big pot of bean chili.
Menu Plan for the Week of 3 January - 9 January
honey baked lentils
soda bread (from mix)
black bean soup*
Winter Squash & Sweet Potato Soup*
mixed bean soup*
Roasted Sweet Potato Corn Chowder*
vegan raspberry-lime pancakes
vegan lemon-corn waffles with blueberry sauce
ginger-pear crumbcake muffins
items in italics are things from my pantry that I am trying to use up - heaven only knows how it landed in my house, but I'm not going to waste it....
items with an * asterisk are cooked in the CrockPot
Yeah- So glad I found the January thread! I am trying to combine a pantry challenge too so goaling to uses up the jars of salsa we have, the frozen avocados and shredded cheese we have in the freezer.
Mon: Shredded turkey quesadilla (sp?) with salsa and guacamole
Tuesday: Ginger/sesame salmon with sugar snaps and jasmine rice
Weds: nachos with ground beef, black beans, salsa and guacamole
Thursday: crispy chicken, steamed broccoli, baked sweet potato
Friday: homemade "make your own" pizza
Justmama- sorry about the fender bender!
HollyBearsMom, thanks. It stinks. I love my vehicle.
I think we are doing homemade mac and cheese with peas and broccoli?(do I have broccoli still???). It's a no-spend day today and we've done great thus far. But breakfast was homemade granola and milk for 1 http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2009/06/16/recipe-connection-homemade-granola-and-granola-bars/ and oatmeal for two. One had chopped dried apricots, brown sugar, and frozen blueberries in hers. The other had brown sugar, coconut, and sunflower seeds in hers. Just coffee for me. Off to make some bread and get some yogurt going in my crockpot. Maybe that'll motivate me to tackle dish mountain in the sink.
I need to join this challenge...December was awful! I really get out of good goals around the holidays...maybe someday I'll learn better habits!
At any rate, my goal for this year is to eliminate processed foods from our diet as much as possible, cook at home, and keep the groceries to around $80/week. I find I do this best when I plan the weekly meals ahead of time, so I'll need to start doing that again too. By the time my daughter starts on solids, I want us to be a much healthier family than we currently are (we've made a lot of progress, but still have far to go).
So, January 1st we had fondue as part of a New Year tradition. Yesterday we were lame and went out for sushi at lunch and had pizza for dinner :(. I haven't gotten a chance to go grocery shopping yet and I'm trying to use up the food in the house, so it will probably be a combo of frozen stuff and leftover veggies from New Year's party thrown in the steamer. As soon as I figure out the rest of the week I'll post it...thanks for the help with accountability!
ha ha...so my hubby just called to invite me out for dinner...but it's using a gift card - does that count?
so i suppose my goal is to try really hard not to order french fries, stick to water as my drink, and otherwise be as healthy as possible in my food choice.
hope to be back soon with a food plan for the rest of the week!
This challenge sounds wonderful! We eat in 6 out of 7 days. Every Friday my MIL buys us dinner *love*
This week my menu is:
Bkfst - Steel cut oats w/ dates or figs (dried)
Lunch - Cheese and pretzels
Dinner - Shepherd's pie w/ green beans on the side
To do - Grocery shop
Bkfst - Leftovers from Monday
Lunch - PB&J w/ bananas
Dinner - Leftovers
To do -
Bkfst - Cold cereal
Lunch - Cheese w/ carrots
Dinner - Bacon quiche w/ garlicky green beans
To do - Make some sort of quick bread
Bkfst - Oatmeal
Lunch - Cheese and dried fruit
Dinner - Toasted cheese w/ peas
To do -
Bkfst - Quick bread I made
Lunch - PB&J w/ mandarins
Dinner - Eat out w/ MIL
To do -
Bkfst - Eggs & toast
Lunch - Cheese and pretzels
Dinner - Pork ribs in the crockpot w/ sweet potato fries
To do - Girl's night out (coffee) with my cloth diapering mamas
Bkfst - Cold cereal
Lunch - Pretzels and peanut butter
Dinner - Burritos (beef/bean/cheese) with corn
OK I finally figured it out -
Tuesday - Arctic Char with Asparagus
Wed. - Veggie Stir Fry with Noodles
Thurs. - dinner at in-laws
Fri. - Homemade Pizza (topped with spinach, artichoke, zucchini and garlic)
Sat. - Black bean flautas
Sun. - New England Dinner (cabbage, potatoes and kielbasa)
Lunches will probably be sandwiches and leftovers, and I have to admit I usually do Eggos for breakfast (but at least the plus fiber ones :)
Now to make the grocery list!