Jul 232012
 

I always find the end of the month harder to plan for menu wise.  I’ve used all my regular recipes and am not sure about new ones.  I really have to look through the new recipes to find some to try that were not at the top of my list.  Sometimes the spaces left open get filled with meals that were planned for the beginning of the month but did not happen for one reason or another.  I can’t count on that happening though.  There were a few months I did.  It turned out those were the months were all the meals happened like they were supossed to and I was left with a week filled with empty slots.

Below is what I had planned for this week – HAD being the important word there.  This past weekend, my husband informed me that he would not be home a lot for dinner due to stuff at work.  He wasn’t even sure if he would be home for lunches.  Well, this simplified things a bit.

Breakfasts:

  1. Crepes
  2. Cereal
  3. Eggs, toast, fruit
  4. Muffins
  5. Shakes
  6. Oatmeal
  7. Eggs, toast, fruit, meat

Lunch:

  1. Eat out
  2. Pizza
  3. Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
  4. Chicken with Chipolte Lime Marinade, rice, Pineapple Cucumber Salad
  5. Turkey and Black Bean Chili
  6. Zucchini, Tomato and Lamb Lasagna – may use ground beef or other ground meat instead of lamb
  7. ???

Supper:

  1. Rosemary chicken, smashed potatoes – This is our final try with this recipe.  I finally found some ground rosemary to try.  The first time I used rosemary leaves.  It was a disaster.
  2. ???
  3. Salad
  4. ???
  5. Sandwiches, fruit
  6. Leftovers
  7. ???

Further more, I also realized that I have spent most of my budgeted grocery money.  A little clarification there, I budget less than my husband thinks it should be at.  This is good as I usually come in under what he has.  I forget what he says the budget says, but I always remember “my number”.  Silly? Yes, but it works well for me.  Given that my dear husband is not going to be home a lot for meals, that we have items in the fridge, freezer and pantry to eat, and that there were several meals missed other times this month, I made the executive decision to redo my plan for this week.  See, isn’t that easy to decide when you are the one in charge of the menu and no one else would have known any different?

So here is the “new” menu, that you wouldn’t have known the difference about if I hadn’t told you:

Breakfasts:

  1. Remainder of French Toast, rusks, coffee (we ran out of maple syrup, so no crepes)
  2. Cereal
  3. Eggs, toast, fruit
  4. Muffins
  5. Shakes
  6. Oatmeal
  7. Eggs, toast, fruit, meat

Lunches:

  1. Eat out (Sunday)
  2. Chicken and lentil burgers, carrot sticks, sliced tomatoes
  3. Spaghetti
  4. PB&J, carrott sticks, bananas
  5. Rosemary chicken
  6. PB&J, carrott sticks, sliced peaches
  7. Church picnic

Supper:

  1. Peanut butter and honey sandiwhes/cheese, tomato, salami sandwiches, carrot sticks, tomato slices, chips
  2. PB&J, cheese slices, tomato slices
  3. Chicken, sauce, rice, and peas
  4. Noodles and sauce
  5. Date night/ Leftovers, chese slices, apple slices
  6. Pizza
  7. Chipotle Chili and cornbread

 

 

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