Monday, August 11, 2008
Menu Plan Monday
Greetings all, from middle TN. Looks like the hot humid weather has broken at last, and fall is in the air! Fall is my most favorite time of year! I don't sweat, I don't freeze and who can not smile when surrounded by all those beautiful fall leaves and grinning jack o-lanterns?
With fall a bevy of activities start to pick up pace. Our public school system started here last week. Remember the good ol'e days when school started after Labor Day? LOL Now everyone knows my age! Well since we home school we have the luxury of keeping our own schedule, as long as we follow state law - X amount of hours a day in X amount of days. Those X's can be when ever we want though! I know things are tough all over and no different here. We were a little worried this year as we didn't have enough funds for all our curriculum. Having a college prep high schooler adds a bit to the bill. Anyway, we were fortunate enough to be given a gift from our friends church. I mentioned these wonderful people in my Goodwill post last month. All I can say is, God is good and His timing is perfect!
With school starting and extracurricular activities in full swing, I can only stress how important menu planning is! I would come unglued if I lost my "little black book" for my kitchen. I even take it camping with me. I am never without it. If I run out of something, I can immediately add it to my shopping list. If I see a great deal, I can check my book to see if I actually need that item. It's not such a great deal if you don't actually need it. So I hope this menu plan helps and for more menu planning Monday visit www.orgjunkie.com
Here's my menu for this week 8/11 - 8/17
Monday: Crock Pot French Dip Sandwich w/Au Jue Sauce and tossed salad
Tuesday: Sesame Buffalo wings w/ stir-fry beans
Wednesday: Church dinner resumes! Mom's night off !
Thursday: Chicken enchiladas w/ veggie stixs and dip
Friday: Cauliflower and sausage casserole w/ smoky cheese sauce and Italian olive salad
Saturday: Home made pizza w/salad
Sunday: Chile's Povo Con Arroz (chili peppers and ground turkey over rice) w/ corn bread
Other cooking this week includes banana bread - alot of it! LOL We were gifted with a whole case of bananas, and the fruit flies that came with them. So we shucked them and most are in the freezer now, waiting to become smoothies or be incorporated into other bake goods.
Whats for dinner at your house?
Blessings, Beth Ann