Here is the dinner plan for the week beginning Monday the 24th. Trying to get back in planning mode again as we are trying to get back on a more normal schedule and "life" on track again. So far this week, I've only planned our family dinners...but, hey, it's a start! So many friends keep encouraging me to put our plan on my blog, mostly so I have it all in one place with my links----giving it a try! I used to have theme nights (pasta, soup, freezer, etc...) but that has somewhat derailed since we aren't "tied" to the gym anymore and we have much more flexibility in our schedules and we don't have to plan "family" nights as often.
Monday: Lemon Panko Chicken tenders & Fries (have yet to decide if I'll be using up some potatoes that need to be used soon or if I will cheat and pull out some fries from the freezer that were free after combining a sale and a coupon) Using Progresso Lemon Panko crumbs that were provided by the company for me to try...review to come later (thanks blogspark). Spinach & baby green salad with whatever other produce is left in the fridge that is salvageable (in other words not mushy, gooshy, or gross!)
Tuesday: Cheesy Ranch Potatoes & Ham I think I will probably tweak this while I'm cooking to make it a little less "ranch" flavored and Honey Cornbread (mostly JUST because I've REALLY been wanting to try it out!) Kevin bought a LARGE spiral cut ham on sale last night and ham will probably be sneaking in many of our meals in the next couple of weeks since we'll be nibbling on it for a few days and then freezing the rest.
Wednesday: Easy Layered Nacho Bake but I will most likely add some pre-cooked chicken from the freezer to stretch the meal so that we will have enough leftovers for Kevin to take to lunch. Simple meal that will still get us out the door to church on time and keep us from having to resort to the pizza stand-by.
Thursday: Cowboy Spaghetti family friendly and the kids will like the goofy name; will also make some bread in the bread machine but it's usually last minute decision as to the "flavor". I just have to remember to start it as soon as we get home from Parent's Morning Out or it won't be finished in time. I tend to "forget" to start the machine early enough. Hmmm....wonder why I'm forgetful these days?
Friday: Sloppy Joe Mashed Potato cups , green beans and mostly likely macaroni and cheese since by this time my kids will be begging for their favorite!
I don't normally plan the weekend meals because we like flexibility and doing things on the spur of the moment. Kevin and I will also be enjoying a DATE NIGHT on Saturday night (Rascal Flatts concert!!!!!) so we will probably be ordering pizza for the kids. Sunday usually involves something in the crockpot that we eat mid-afternoon/early evening.