Monday, December 8, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Here goes... My first ever Weekly Menu Plan Monday post. Woo-Hoo! My hubby will be so pleased! So will the kids. No more conversations like the common ones below:
7 year old "What are we gonna eat for dinner?"
Mom - "I don't know yet."
"Can we go out to eat?"
"Why?"
"That way you don't have to cook."
Isn't he sooooo sweet to be so concerned about me!
Another conversation goes like this:
Kid - "What are we gonna eat?"
Mom - "I don't know yet."
Kid - "Can we get something at a drive up?"
Or if I'm lacking inspiration (which is always) I'll sometimes ask the kids what they want to eat. My 5 year old invariably responds with, "Chicken nuggets, french fries, and a toy!"
Then again, perhaps the kids won't be all that pleased to have mommy know before 5pm what we'll be having for dinner. I have a feeling our pizza nights and drive-through dinners will be decreased drastically!

Monday - Sloppy Joes & Mac n Cheese & Pork n Beans
Tuesday - Chic-Fil-A (family night - cheap & fun)
Wednesday - Crockpot lasagna, salad, canned fruit
Thursday - Meatloaf with baked potatoes (maybe even twice-baked) salad, peas
Friday - Dinner out with hubby so pizza or hot dogs for kids & babysitter
Saturday - Tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwiches
Sunday - Spaghetti, corn, canned fruit

Nothing fancy. Just trying to get in the habit of writing it down.
Have a super week!

7 comments:

a woman found said...

I'm trying to STAY in the habit of writing it down too! I've started making a menu plan for a week and stay with it for a couple weeks and then run out of steam, fly by the seat of my pants for a few weeks and then get tired of answering, "I don't know, let me figure it out," to the thrice daily request of, "What are we going to eat." It's really something I need to stick with till it becomes as much a habit as brushing my teeth... I think we'd all run a little more smoothly around here. :)

Anyway, thanks also for your sweet comment on my blog :)

hugs,
sheila

Ernestine said...

Dear Jenny,

I want to read this post, but just now, I can only drop by to tell you that I have a Friends Award and a Sister Award (rule free) on my blog for you.

http://keeping-the-home.blogspot.com/2008/12/friends-awards.html

I'll be back soon.

Love you!
Ernestine :)

JesusRulzMe said...

Hello sweet sister Jenny,

I LOVE this! And I'm so proud of you...we've all gotta start somewhere or we'll NEVER get started anywhere! :-)

I'm just soooo proud of you! Your meals sound really yummy too...so what time is dinner? I'm hungry! :-)

Seriously, did I mention how proud of you I am? :-)

Love you precious sister,
Sunny

Rose said...

It really does make it easier when you know what you are cooking / eating each night.
I haven't visited for a while so there's lots to catch up on. I'm off to read more..!

Many Blessings sweet sister
Rose

Ernestine said...

Dear Jenny,

I am laughing! You are a darling!

I know what you mean, I have the same struggles, but my children do not get to eat out when I do not know what to fix; they get frozen beef or chicken burritos and iced tea, and salad, if they want it, which they usually do not.

When my oldest child was a toddler, I often forgot that she might be hungry, and usually only remembered when she opened the lower cupboard door and started eating graham crackers. What a bad mother I was, and I am still not much better today. Lack of meal planning is a huge fault of mine.

Your children’s helpful suggestions about dinner remind me of my children when they are eager for me to get on the phone with one of my sisters. They’ll say, in a tone that rises with hopefulness, “Mother, do you want to call one of your sisters today?” They know I always end up talking much longer than I had planned.

When I am on the phone, they do things I would not normally let them do. They think I do not know it. I do; I just do not want to keep interrupting my sister to tell them. In my defense, I have to say that I seldom talk to one of my sisters, and even more seldom actually do the calling. They usually call me because we have not spoken for a while.

Well, now I have written a blog post on YOUR blog. Sorry.

Love,
Ernestine :)

P.S. I have Sister Awards for Sisterly Love on my blog if you happen to want one. :)

Andrea said...

Hey Jenny,

Great News! You are the winner of the Green Candy Cane Christmas pillowcase dress!

I hope your little girl enjoys this dress as much as my little girl does!
Whenever you get the chance, send me your mailing address and I will send it out to you.

I am thrilled you won. And truly hope you love it!

Merry Christmas!

Andrea, The Honest Woman

aorcino@cox.net

thehonestwoman.blogspot.com

Susanne said...

Sounds like you've planned for a great week!! I try to do this, too...but I have to admit I have "fallen off the wagon" since school started. Thanks for the motivation to get back on!

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Congratulations, and have a great weekend!!!