Monday, October 27, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Here is my Menu Plan for the Week. I will give you my Grocery total tommorow. Check out more great Ideas at Menu Plan Monday

Breakfast - Pancakes
Lunch - Playdate -Lunch Provided
Snack- Pork Rinds
Dinner- Vegetable Lasagna
Breakfast- Oatmeal & Sausage
Lunch - Chicken Nuggets, Applesauce, and Crackers
Snack- Muffins
Dinner - Veggie Pot Pie
Dessert caramel Apples
Breakfast- French Toast and Bacon
Lunch- Alfredo Noodles and Peas
Snack - Yogurt
Dinner- Indian or Veggie Plates
Breakfast- Pancakes and Bacon
Lunch- PB&J and Mac and Cheese
Snack- Soy Crisps
Dinner- Chicken Parm/Eggplant Parm
Breakfast- French Toast and Bacon
Lunch- Chicken Nuggets
Snack- Yogurt
Dinner- Hot Dogs, Chili, and Mac and Cheese
Lunch- Frozen Pizza
Dinner- Pork Chops or Tenderloin
Dinner- Meatball subs and Noodles

Thursday, October 23, 2008

When Meal Plans Go Wrong

So we all know that Meal Plans save money and time. However, I realized that sometimes you need to have flexibility built in. For example, this week our Family came down with the stomach Flu. When this happened we had the following items on our Meal Plan, Chili, Indian, Fajitas, and Sloppy Joes. Which one of these would you like to have with an upset stomach. I didn't have any food I might wasn't to eat. So, in my fridge it sits (I am praying we will all get through this before it goes bad). We have spent too much money and gas going to get whatever we think might sound appealling. I think for cold and Flu season it is good to have an emergency box. It should contain at lest Applesauce, Jello, Gatorade, Crackers and Chicken Noodle Soup. Have any other suggestions on what should go into my emergency box?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I have been for the past two years since my sons were born a haphazard homemaker. Sometimes, I would be on top of my game, and other times I would be chest high in a pile of laundry. The only time my house is immaculate is when I have company. So, the thought occurred to me that if I started a "Home" blog that it would be like having company everyday. Feel free to critique my homemaking skills (except parenting that is below the belt). My goals are to cook more from scratch, clean like I am OCD, and be more organized. You know use that planner I lug around in my purse. I also want to simplify my life as much as possible. If anyone out there has a Home Ec textbook, Can I borrow it?