It's amazing to me to look at other people's meal plans. So many people plan out breakfast, lunch and dinner. I thought that I was being so good planning out a week's worth of dinners! Breakfast around here during the week is usually pretty hectic. I typically act like a short order cook making everyone's choice, but it's all really easy stuff: instant oatmeal, freezer waffles and pancakes, poptarts and cold cereal. Lunch is fairly boring, usually with just myself and Rowan eating PB&J (my personal favorite). The older ones either pack or buy lunch at school. Weekends are when those meals become a little more structured. I will usually cook one "big" breakfast; almost always it includes bacon. Lunch will be subs or sometimes leftovers. I guess that by knowing that the children get their choices for breakfast and lunch I don't feel so bad if they don't particularly like a dinner I prepare (I only offer one option for dinner, take it or leave it). They don't have that long til their next meal!
For this week . . . .
Monday: Pork Tenderloin, brown rice, green beans
Tuesday: Takeout from City BBQ
This is for a fundraiser for our school. Hard to turn it down when it is a favorite!
Wednesday: Tortilla Casserole, salad
The recipe is from Everyday Food magazine. It is a "lighter" recipe, but I will add in a pound of ground beef to appease the boys.
Thursday: Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, french fries, crudites
Also from the above magazine. This is a crockpot recipe. Bonus!
Friday: Out to dinner for hockey game
Lots of goodies to eat up!
Sunday: Spicy Black Bean Soup, corn muffins, salad
Everyone pretty much likes black bean soup here. The fact that it is labeled "spicy" should make it a hit.
Have a good week.
I am participating in Menu Plan Monday over at http://www.orgjunkie.com/!