Hello Menu Plan Monday readers! As I mentioned in Saturday’s post, I am trying to keep this week’s menu workable so that we can eat at home and I don’t wear myself out. Thursday is looking like a rough day, and we’ll be eating out and maybe using some birthday BOGO coupons. How about those glass pumpkins in the photo? How to choose one when they are all so pretty?
Monday – Shrimp and twice baked potatoes, broccoli. Made the potatoes on Sunday.
Tuesday – Hot dogs, veggies, potato salad
Wednesday – Eggs, turkey sausage, and millet muffins from a favorite cookbook “Super Natural Every Day”. Heidi’s recipe for the great muffins is linked above.
Thursday – Out for an inexpensive quick meal
Friday – Taco night!
I thought I would occasionally share any ideas I have for packing a school (or work!) lunch. My revelation this week was that I can make my own Jello/ pudding cups. My daughter is enjoying this treat, though she did complain that lunch is so short she “didn’t have time to savor her pudding!”
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This week I felt I was hitting the meal-planning wall a bit. It seems like I already just made everything! I had to get out the loose-leaf binder jammed with recipes torn from magazines to get a little inspiration going. The Southwestern Cobb salad came from this binder. All meals include a side of zucchini. Tis the season!
Monday – The Amazing Broccoli Cheddar soup (less fat) from the cookbook Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen. This is my favorite soup recipe. I think I can sneak some kale in there too. Don’t skip the whole grain mustard in the soup – essential!
Tuesday – Swim Team Banquet. I predict Mr. Saver will be enjoying peace, quiet, a Simpsons episode and take-out burrito in our absence.
Wednesday – Jamie Oliver’s Fajitas with refried black beans. This recipe is a mainstay in our home. Jamie never disappoints!
Thursday – Cookout – bratwurst, baked beans and zucchini
Friday – Southwestern Cobb Salad from Cooking Light Magazine. In place of the turkey I will throw a chicken cutlet on the grill with Thursday night’s dinner. This is a recipe I have made before – easy and delicious with summer veg.
This is one HUGE zucchini plant!
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