Earlier this month I posted our monthly menu plan. It was in list format, which meant it was hard to tell what we were having each week. When I make up our menus, I use the same format as Erica, at Confessions of a Homeschooler. This week’s menu is going to look a bit different. Usually if changes happen, you don’t see it. However, there are those out there who think, “I can’t do a menu. Life happens and things change”, “I don’t want to be tied to having what is on the menu”, etc. This week is a good example of how things don’t always work out. I originally typed up the menu, then had to go back and cross things off and change them. Part of this was due to sleeping in because of the time change. Another was because I forgot to look at the calendar and see I wasn’t going to be home. DH is a great cook, as good or better than me, but I think he has other plans that day. Museum? Movie? Swimming? So I went back and crossed off the meals that have changed and wrote beside them updates on those meals. I hope this shows just a bit of how the menu, though written out two weeks ago, changes as life happens. Here is this week’s menu:
Crepes, fruit, juice and coffeeCereal (we were a behind due to sleeping in)
- Eggs, toast, juice
- Chocolate Butterhorns
- Eggs, toast, meat, fruit
- Eat out
- Chocolate chipotle chili, cornbread muffins
- Pork loin with marmalade sauce, mashed potatoes
- Cilantro buttermilk steak, mac-n-cheese, peas
Cowboy kabobs, chutney glazed carrots, wine braised cabbageHamburgers and fries (I had forgotten that I have something out of town. It will just be DH and the kids, so I’m not sure what they have planned.) Stir fry sweet and sour chickenPizza (I had a code for a free pizza, earned from a Super Bowl promotion. This was the last day to use it.)
- Curried chickpea and yogurt dip, carrot sticks, cucumber, tomatoes, etc.
- Tea, fruit, toast
- BBQ beef and bean stew
- Twice baked potatoes
- Tangy Black Bean Soup, cornbread muffins
For more ideas also check out This Week For Dinner.
Also check out Confessions of a Homeschooler’s March’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.