Friday, February 27, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - March 2

I am so excited to be participating in Laura's Menu Plan Monday again. I've been away for quite a while, and although I have been menu planning ... there's something about the accountability that I feel when I actually publish a menu. I posted our monthly menu plan for March last week and will refer back to that often in my weekly posts.

I also want to give more details about how to make a weekly menu and baking plan actually work for busy people. One of the best things I have found, for me, is to spread out my house cleaning and baking/meal prep over the week. I used to do that Saturday morning marathon cleaning and then spend Saturday afternoons cooking and baking. That only worked when little man was so small he was not mobile. Now that we are an active family of 3, my Saturdays are far better spent with my hubby and son rather than on chores. So, enough rambling ... on with the food!

Sunday -
Breakfast: cinnamon rolls I'm going to try to use half white, half whole wheat flour.
Lunch: skillet cordon blue
Dinner: meatloaf cups (freeze half to use at end of month)
Bake: banana muffins
Prep: chicken and seasonings in crock pot before bed

Monday -
Breakfast: waffles with bananas foster sauce
Dinner: DH has praise team practice for our church on Mondays and doesn't get home until 8:00, so I try to do something that will keep or reheat well; chicken tetrazzini casserole
Bake: bacon, egg, cheese biscuit cups (double batch)
Prep: trim pork loin, season with salt and pepper - into fridge

Tuesday -
Breakfast: oatmeal with bananas foster sauce (if any is left after Monday)
Dinner: orange apricot pork loin in crock pot
Bake: chewy granola bars for little man (no chocolate or nuts)

Wednesday -
Breakfast: bagels with cream cheese
Dinner: We have church on Wednesday nights, so I'm usually always looking for something easy. One of my friends told me about this promotion at Chick fil A. Wednesday night dinner - solved! For a few weeks at least ...
Bake: chocolate chip breakfast biscuits
Prep: hot dogs and buns out of freezer

Thursday -
Breakfast: chocolate chip biscuits, yogurt
Dinner: Since I'll be working on cooking a slew of chicken this afternoon, I chose something super-easy for dinner - hot dogs, french fries, baked beans
Bake: chicken - LOTS of chicken for weekend meals

Friday -
Breakfast: cold cereal thanks to a great deal at Lowe's Foods - Rice Krispies and Froot Loops less than $1.00 per box
Dinner: my mom's birthday - at mom and dad's; I'll make dessert
Bake: brownie trifle for mom's birthday
Prep: make Greek chicken salad for weekend, shred chicken for enchiladas

Saturday -
Breakfast: DH usually always make pancakes on Saturdays
Lunch: Greek chicken salad with whole wheat pitas
Dinner: Chicken enchiladas
Bake: 2 big batches of enchiladas for Garner EMS lunch on Sunday
Prep: brown and season 1 lb taco meat, assemble hasbrown casserole


  1. Your organization and prep additions are very impressive!

  2. Thanks for the link to the chewy granola bars. I'll be trying those our next week for my little one!