Sunday, May 23, 2010

Last Menu of May

Last week's menu was no less crazy than the previous week, but I guess I planned it a little better because we were a little closer to target! There were still a few changes (Friday night, we went out to eat, and Saturday we ate leftovers from Friday!) but everyone ate and I guess that's the goal.

On to this week:
Sunday~ Spaghetti (which we never ate last week)
Monday~ Beef in the crockpot, rice, peas in the mini-crock after the baseball game.
Tuesday~ Cashew chicken, rice, broccoli before the baseball game.
Wednesday~ Tacos & burritos (I browned a large batch of beef on Sunday, so I'm using the other half for Mexican tonight)
Thursday~ Sandwiches and chips before the baseball game. (It's the last game of the season!!)
Friday~ Chef's Salads (this could change, as Marine Son is scheduled to come into town this weekend.)
Saturday~ I have no idea, and I'm not going to plan, because it's a long weekend and we are going to RELAX.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May is CRAZY at my house...

Well, let's just say that last week's menu plan went about like I expected.

Monday, I got home from work, wrapped some baked potatoes in foil and put them in the bottom of the crock pot, threw some chicken cutlets in some foil on top of them, and turned it on HIGH so that dinner would be ready when we got home from the ballgame. So naturally, we lost, and nobody felt like eating when we got home.

Tuesday, we went out for my hubby's b-day... as expected.

Wednesday was hubby's official b-day, so I made beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, and salad. The MOST delicious Caramel Pecan Crunch Cake from Publix EVER. I believe we could have a new favorite.

Thursday & Friday were ballgames which meant out to eat afterward.

Saturday, since my grandmother's b-day is also this month, and since she decided she did not WANT a birthday party, we surprised her and threw one anyway at my house. She cried and we loved it.

So this week should be no less crazy.
Sunday, instead of going to church, I slept late (accidentally, but I guess I needed it...) and we will have DiGiorno Pizza & Breadsticks, which I scored free thanks to a Kraft First Taste House Party.
Monday, I have a rehearsal until 6pm, so I'll throw leftover beef roast into the crockpot with some gravy, and we'll have that when I get home.
Tuesday, I have a musical production at school, and ds#3 has a ballgame. It's every man for him/herself.
Wednesday, we will breathe for a few moments, and have leftover sandwich fixin's from the weekend: turkey, ham, & cheese on mini-croissants, with chips, potato salad, mac & cheese, and leftover birthday cake.
Thursday, I have a daytime performance of the musical, and then hubz & I both are required to participate in a pre-orientation meeting at school, where my chorus will perform again (we are going to be EXHAUSTED by the week's end). Ds#3 is also scheduled to have a ballgame that night, but I have no idea how we'll do all that or what we will eat.
Friday, WHEW! I think a comforting, homey meal is in order, so we'll have spaghetti to come home to.
Saturday, if it doesn't rain, I'm hoping hubby will grill some burgers. YUM!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

What a wacky week we've got...

I debated whether to plan a menu at all! However, we'll give it a try, and if we change it... well, it won't be so different from many other weeks, will it??

Last week's recap:
Tuesday, hubby decided he was in the mood for Mexican, so we moved tacos a day early, and subbed Cashew Chicken for Wednesday. Friday we went out, and Saturday, lasagna appeared on the menu because hubby was not in the mood to grill.

This week? We have 3 ball games and two birthdays to celebrate. It's gonna be topsy-turvy. I'm not even gonna assign days.

(Except for today.)
Pasta salad & cheddar biscuits. (We went out to eat for Mother's Day lunch.)

So the rest of the week, choices are:
Sandwiches & chips
Out to dinner for hubby's birthday
Snacks before early ball games
And something else on the other week night. :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May is here... and so is the menu!

Pretty good at following last week's plan. Only change was moving the 'out-to-eat' to Saturday... Friday evening turned out to be a 'fend for yourself' kind of night. The next couple of weeks will be fairly busy, so here's our plan....

Sunday~ sticky chicken (I use skin on, bone-in breasts), baked potatoes (in the crock pot), green beans, butterhorns (I've made the plain and the chocolate and both are delish!)
Monday~ leftover roast, rice & gravy, broccoli, rolls
Tuesday~ BBQ chicken (with barbeque sauce - not on the grill), 5 minute potato gratins, salad, cornbread
Wednesday~ Tacos in honor of Cinco de Mayo!
Thursday~ ball game @ 5:30, so a quick snack before we're out the door
Friday~ club sandwiches & chips before the 7:30 ball game
Saturday~ TBA

I also made The Pioneer Woman's chocolate cake... my family is getting spoiled this week.

What are you cooking?