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Feed Your Family Friday (Nov 2-8)

Thoughtfully penned on November 2nd, 2012 and generally concerning In the kitchen, Menu Planning

I never got around to posting my menu last week, but here is what we’re feasting on this week…

Friday – pizza
Saturday – french toast, fruit
Sunday – life group: tacos and tamales
Monday – chicken pot pie
Tuesday – chili dogs, sweet potato fries
Wednesday – leftovers
Thursday – broccoli cheese quiche, baked cinnamon apples

homemade “lunchables” (for kids), carrot sticks
5 Guys (after church Sunday)
apple/peanut butter “sandwiches”, popcorn, cheese cubes
taco muffins, fruit
scrambled eggs, toast, grapes
pb&j or ham sandwiches, veggie straws, veggie or fruit
mac & cheese

apple cake (2 mornings)
breakfast cookies (2 mornings)
cinnamon muffins
pumpkin muffins

raisins & nuts mix
cheese crackers
honey butter toast
veggie straws
chocolate oatmeal cookies

I’m trying to do better about planning out all of our meals and snacks instead of just dinner. It seems like our herd cleans out the fridge and pantry days before it’s time to go back to the grocery. This morning Matt said, “Take everything on the grocery list and double it.”

Have a happy Friday!

Feed Your Family Friday

Thoughtfully penned on October 19th, 2012 and generally concerning In the kitchen, Menu Planning

Since our menu runs Friday through Thursday, I thought I’d start posting it on Fridays. It helps me to have it posted here; both so I have a reference during the week, and so I can look back on previous weeks for ideas. Anyway, this is how I will be feeding my family this week…

Friday – pizza

Saturday – lunch: picnic at the pumpkin patch / dinner: honey lime tilapia, crash hot potatoes, green beans

Sunday – lunch: leftovers or fend / dinner: Fallapalooza at church

Monday – chicken and cheesy rice casserole with broccoli

Tuesday – Easy Noodle Stir Fry with veggies

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – south of the border skillet

Happy Friday!

Getting back to it – Menu Plan Monday

Thoughtfully penned on November 29th, 2010 and generally concerning In the kitchen, Menu Planning

It’s Monday after a nice four and a half day weekend in these parts, and that means we’re trying to get back in the groove. I’m also going to try to get back into the groove of posting on this here blog.

I have several posts from the last few months that I need to get up for memory’s sake. Hopefully, I can get beyond this extended and unintentional bloggy break and back to posting regularly.

For now we’ll start with Menu Plan Monday. Here’s what we’ll be dining on this week…

Monday: tortellini soup, grilled cheese sandwiches

Tuesday: sweet & sour chicken, veggie fried rice

Wednesday: leftover soup

Thursday: leftover s&s chicken and fried rice

Friday: homemade pizza

Saturday: lunch: quesadillas / dinner: country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green peas, biscuits

Sunday: lunch: sandwiches / dinner: life group (to be decided)

For more menu ideas, visit orgjunkie.com. Happy Monday!

Menu Plan Monday ~ May 1-8

Thoughtfully penned on May 3rd, 2010 and generally concerning In the kitchen, Menu Planning

Welcome to Monday. It’s time, once again, to join the Menu Plan Monday carnival hosted by orgjunkie.com.

I sat outside Thursday morning while the kiddos played and made my menu plan for the month of May. This is the second month I’ve done a plan for the entire month, and I really like menu planning this way. It makes creating my weekly grocery list so much easier (since I don’t have to menu plan at the same time), and it’s a great way to make sure we have plenty of variety throughout the month.

So, here’s what we’ll be dining on this week…

Saturday lunch: sandwiches, chips
Saturday dinner: crunchy onion chicken tenders, green beans, sweet potato fries

Sunday lunch: meatball subs, chips
Sunday dinner: life group – build your own nachos

Monday: BLTS, carrots/broccoli and ranch dip

Tuesday: me – BSF fellowship, Matt & kids – pizza

Wednesday: biscuits, bacon, and eggs

Thursday: cajun trout, rice pilaf, steamed veggies

Friday: naan bread pizzas

Saturday lunch: sandwiches, veggies or chips
Saturday dinner: marinated shrimp skewers, brown rice, green peas

For more meal and menu plan ideas, head over to Menu Plan Monday.

Menu Plan Monday – April 25-30

Thoughtfully penned on April 26th, 2010 and generally concerning In the kitchen, Menu Planning

We spent this weekend in Nashville visiting with family. It was a lot of fun getting to see everyone (Matt’s parents, my parents, all of our grandparents, Lu’s hubby, and various other family members), but I am tired!

Anyway, here’s what we’ll be dining on this week…

Sunday: lunch – out / dinner – pepperoni naan bread pizzas

Monday: lasagna, garlic naan bread

Tuesday: leftovers

Wednesday: sweet & sour chicken, asian style veggies

Thursday: tilapia tacos, rice, chips & guacamole

Friday: homemade pizza

As always, for more menu plans and meal ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday.

I hope everyone is having a happy Monday. Have a great week!

Menu Plan Monday ~ April 9-15

Thoughtfully penned on April 12th, 2010 and generally concerning In the kitchen, Menu Planning

Yes, I do realize it is Tuesday (and that I’ve already posted today), but I’m backdating this post to Monday and posting my menu anyway. Look at me being the rebel. :-) Not only that, but I’m going to go back to last Thursday with my menus to get some recipes linked.

So, here’s what’s on the menu these days at chez sidetrack’d…

Thursday – Naan Bread Pizzas

Friday – California Pizza Kitchen pizza

Saturday – lunch: fend for yourselves / dinner: homemade pizza

Sunday – lunch: turkey sandwiches / dinner: fend for yourselves

Monday – mahi mahi skewers, spanish rice, guacamole

Tuesday – leftovers

Wednesday – salads with grilled chicken

Thursday – lasagna, breadsticks

And, yes, we really do like pizza that much!

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Menu Plan Monday ~ April 2-8

Thoughtfully penned on April 4th, 2010 and generally concerning In the kitchen, Menu Planning

I haven’t joined in Menu Plan Monday the last couple of weeks because, due to various and sundry things, our menu just kept rolling over and looked pretty much just like the last one I posted. Now we’re in a new month, and Matt and I have changed up our menu planning/shopping strategy a bit; this month we created a month long menu plan.

Our original goal was to do the majority of our shopping for the month this weekend, but since we didn’t start working on everything until Friday afternoon we weren’t able to quite get that accomplished. What we ended up doing was our usual weekly grocery trip plus a trip to Whole Foods to get our meat for the month. Hopefully, I can get everything organized and do our staple shopping for the month this coming weekend and then pick up milk and produce (and any items on special that we would like to have) once or twice a week for the remainder of the month.

This is our first experiment in monthly menu planning, so we’ll see how it goes.

All of that to say, this is what we’ll be eating this week…

Friday – toasted ravioli

Saturday – breakfast for dinner: bacon, eggs, and homemade biscuits

Sunday – lunch: pizza / dinner: Easter meal with friends

Monday – shrimp & grits

Tuesday – enchilada casserole, chips & guacamole

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – hamburgers on the grill, corn on the cob

For more menu plan and meal ideas visit Menu Plan Monday. As always, thanks, Laura for hosting!

Menu Plan Monday ~ March 12-18

Thoughtfully penned on March 14th, 2010 and generally concerning In the kitchen, Menu Planning

I need to clean out the freezer to make space for more groceries. So, this week our menu consists largely of meals carried over from last week and meals that we have in our freezer.

Friday: pizza
Saturday: lunch: sandwiches / dinner: cheeseburger meatloaf, potatoes, peas
Sunday: lunch: fend / dinner: chicken & rice casserole (freezer), crescent rolls
Monday: leftovers
Tuesday: deconstructed broccoli & cheese stuffed chicken breasts, corn
Wednesday: tacos, guacamole, chips & salsa
Thursday: baked creamy mostacolli (freezer), vegetable

For more meal/menu ideas, visit orgjunkie.com.

Happy Monday!

Menu Plan Monday ~ March 5-11

Thoughtfully penned on March 7th, 2010 and generally concerning In the kitchen, Menu Planning

Welcome to a new week! It is starting to warm up a little in these parts, and I am so ready for Spring! Here’s the yummies we’ll be dining on this week…

Friday: pizza
Saturday: lunch: sandwiches, chips / dinner: creamy baked mostacolli, snap peas
Sunday: lunch: leftovers / dinner: fend for yourself
Monday: chicken and dumpling casserole, salad
Tuesday: leftover casserole
Wednesday: cheeseburger meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green peas
Thursday: deconstructed broccoli & cheese stuffed chicken breasts, corn

For more menu ideas visit Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.

Menu Plan Monday ~ February 26-March 5

Thoughtfully penned on March 1st, 2010 and generally concerning In the kitchen, Menu Planning

I’m running late today, but I do have a menu to post. Here’s what we’re eating this week…

Friday – take out pizza

Saturday – lunch: eat out / dinner: meatball stew and grilled cheese

Sunday – lunch: eat out / dinner: fend for yourselves

Monday – leftover meatball stew, grilled cheese

Tuesday – chicken & broccoli macaroni, corn on the cob

Wednesday – tacos, guacamole, chips & salsa

Thursday – leftovers

We’re still carrying over the chicken & broccoli meal because we didn’t need it again last week. Our weekend involved more dining out/take out than we usually have due to my Mom visiting; we were out running around more than we usually do.

For more meal and menu ideas check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.

Happy Monday!