Menu Plan Monday – November 18, 2013

Weekly Menu Plan May 2013


  1. Cereal
  2. Pancakes
  3. Eggs, toast
  4. Muffins
  5. Shakes
  6. Apple Oatmeal
  7. Cereal



  1. Eat out
  2. Minute Steak, potatoes, corn
  3. Beef soup, cornbread
  4. Sandwiches/take-a-long
  5. Chinese Style BBQ Pork, rice
  6. Salad
  7. Spaghetti



  1. Falafel
  2. Lentil Soup
  3. Hummus sandwiches, sweet potato fries, radishes
  4. Pizza (kids to use a free coupon they earned)
  5. Tomato soup, corn bread
  6. Sweet and sour chicken, rice, peas
  7. Salad

This week’s menu is not an inspired one.  The goals is to make room in the freezer, which we should be able to do fairly easily.  Over the past few weeks I’ve added several different meals to the freezer.  Now is the time to start using them.  This will also make room for some of the food intended for the Thanksgiving break.

Saturday I am going to be out of the house, leaving my husband to tend to the kids.  I’m not sure what their plans are yet, so I’m not sure what they will eat.  The meals planned are just so I have an idea when he asks and to make sure the ingredients are in the house.

Sometimes I forget how many meatless/vegetarian meals we eat.  It started with me adding a salad once a week.  Then came adding a soup.  Slowly, over time, these dishes have become common fare upon our table and we don’t think anything of the fact that no meat is involved.  It actually catches me off guard when I’m talking with someone about what we eat and remember that falafels, lentil soups, and hummus are not “normal” where we live.  Consider this, at the birthday party we has this last Saturday, several people seemed surprised that I actually made, from scratch, the icing on the cakes.  (I would have loved to make the cakes from scratch, but we had some boxed mixes I needed to use up.)  Over time, when you learn a new skill (recipes in this example) and use it frequently, then add another and another and another, it no longer seems hard, new, or unusual to you.  If you are looking to make a change in your life, start with that first step, get it down, then proceed onto the next.  6 months from now you will be much further down the road with only a fuzzy memory of how you got there.


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For more ideas also check out This Week For Dinner.

Also check out Confessions of a Homeschooler’s November’s Monthly Meal Plan.