Menu Plan Monday – February 4, 2013

Breakfasts:

  1. Crepes
  2. Cereal
  3. Egg and bacon strata (pictured above), toast, bananas
  4. Muffins
  5. Shakes
  6. Oatmeal
  7. Cereal or muffins (it will be an early morning)

Lunch:

  1. Eat out
  2. Chocolate Chipotle Chili, cornbread muffins
  3. Salad
  4. Pizza
  5. Greek Meatballs, parslied potatoes, peas
  6. Sirloin with red wine marinade, spiced potatoes and onions, carrots
  7. Eat out (or take lunch with us)

Supper:

  1. Supper Bowl Party – take fruit salsa and a dessert
  2. Sandwiches, chips, apples
  3. Grilled pork tenderloin with apple-ginger sauce, mashed potatoes, corn
  4. Honey-chipotle turkey meatballs, rice
  5. Toast, tea, fruit
  6. Leftovers
  7. Cilantro-buttermilk sirloin steak

The picture at the top of the post is of Egg and Bacon Strata.  The recipe was one that I could multiply and freeze.  The 9 x 13 pan was for a gathering I had to take food to last month.  I was also able to halve it for our family, as not everyone likes their eggs this way, and freeze the other half to use at a later time.  That later time is this week.

Speaking of things from the freezer, the Chocolate Chipotle Chili for lunch today is also from the freezer.  The Sirloin Steak with Red Wine Marinade is another recipe that I could have prepared ahead of time and froze.  I really like knowing that all I need to do for lunch today is make cornbread muffin and heat up the chili.  Yes, I will make more muffins for the freezer so that next week and the week after I will not need to take the time to make them again.  It really is a time saver for me.

The fruit salsa I made for the part yesterday was a hit.  It was a new recipe so I was a bit hesitant to take it without having made it before.  After reading through the recipe I decided to be adventurous and just go for it.  The steps were easy – basically chop and put into the food processor, pulse a few times.  This will defiantly be something I make during the summer when I can get the ingredients from the garden or fresh from a different source.

I have also added a new page to the website.  A lot of my recipes can be found online, whether that is where I originally found them or not.  It is new so not complete.  However, there are several recipes already there.  Take a look if you are interested.  If there is something particular you would like the recipe to, leave a comment and I’ll get back to you (as well as add it to the recipes page if I can).

 

Linked up with Healthy Branscoms OrgJunkie

For more ideas also check out This Week For Dinner.

Also check out Confessions of a Homeschooler’s February’s Monthly Meal Plan.  If this is a new concept to you, take some time to think it over.  Imagine only having to sit down once a month to menu plan, rather than 4 or 5 times.  It worked for me, perhaps it will do the same for you.

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