Sunday, February 21, 2010

Last Menu of February!

So baseball started last week. Which means our menu was shot to shreds. We did not eat the Orange Chicken for the second week in a row (we went out for pizza instead). We did not have tacos (we had leftovers instead). We did not have red beans & rice until Sunday (we went out to Chick-fil-A with baseball buddies instead). We actually ate spaghetti on Monday (I broke up the burgers I made and turned them into sauce), breakfast on Wednesday, leftovers on Thursday, and had friends over to grill on Saturday. It's a good thing it's only a plan.

Hubby & I had a chat about setting limits for going out to eat during baseball season. Any mom who has to transport children to and from sports knows that dinner is always an issue. You need a snack before practice and dinner must be IMMEDIATELY afterward. After 15 years of 'doing' baseball, this routine is all too familiar to me. And we always have discussions about it. How does your family handle this?

With all that said, here is our plan for the last week of February:
Sunday~ Red beans & rice
Monday~ ball practice. Leftovers for ds#3 & me; hubby has class.
Tuesday~ BBQ chicken in the crock pot, sweet potatoes, salad, cornbread (I will not be at ball practice - Dad has the job tonight - so I can actually COOK dinner.)
Wednesday~ Tacos that we did not eat last week.
Thursday~ Pot roast in the crock pot, mashed potatoes, broccoli, rolls
Friday~ open for out to eat with teammates, etc...
Saturday~ TBD

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Rachel said...

Hopefully you can make your menu work with the baseball practices. I know I will be there eventually! Sounds good.

Leah said...

Gosh, I don't know :( I wont have to worry about the Baseball/basketball/football/hockey juggle for a couple more years, but I am thinking I should start making plans now. Maybe I will get lucky and my boy will focus on just 1 sport...and not all of them. Am I hoping for too much?

Leah said...

I wish we had a Chic-fil-a here!

Jen said...

Looks like a great menu.

Dark Side of the Fridge said...

Hi! I feel for you - Little League and Boy Scout nights were always tough for us too! Back when were 29 cents, it wasn't too awful to pick up a couple of burgers once a week for the boy. Boy, I'm kind of glad those days are over!

We do have weekly swim sessions now (for the DOG of all things!), and what I do now is make a pot of soup or stew on the weekend, and my husband sticks it in the crockpot on low when he gets home. Then, when we get home from swim class, it's just a matter of slicing bread, maybe tossing a salad, and soup is ready. That's been working well for us for several months now.

Keli said...

Hmmm... soccer season is starting here soon. It's our sons first year and I'm wondering how it will be with our dinner plans. Good luck! I know I'll be in your shoes in the next few years if not the next few months. :)