Surprise! – Menu Plan Monday, June 30, 2014

Weekly Menu Plan May 2013

Well, it finally happened.  We added another member to our household, via foster care, in a matter of an hour or so.  And it was only that long due to .. well, things.  Sorry, can’t share further details.  The driver also had trouble finding the house, which is what happens when you go from a BOLD color to a neutral one, which makes the house numbers blend in. We can no longer say that we are the X colored house.  We really need house numbers that actually show up.  Anyone have luck spray painting their “metal” house numbers and it turning out okay?

What does this have to do with the menu planning?  Since I am not sure how long we will have an extra family member this week or how interactions will turn out, I’m going to try to keep it to things that won’t take long to make.  “Try” being the key word.  I’m also not sure of food likes and dislikes.

(Left to check my menu plan online)

Well, Happy Birthday to me!! Okay, not really my birthday, but it sure felt like it when I checked the meal plan on Plan To Eat.  Apparently I did myself a favor last month and filled in all but 3 meals for this week.  Even better, 5 of the planned meals involve a crockpot.  I am going to rearrange a few, but this makes the planning so much easier.  I’ll even print off a shopping list to make sure I have what is needed.

**10 minutes later – come on, I’m tired, my brain is a bit slow.  And I realized there was a holiday this week, thereby forcing me to consider if we had plans and oh, wait, my husband will be off work**

All done.  I decided not to make too many changes, but instead to go with what is normal for us.  There is no use setting up false standards, food wise, that we won’t really follow after a week or two.  There is always an apple or banana for later if the kid/s gets hungry.

An asterisk (*) before a dish/recipe means it is a new one for us to try.

Falafel and salad


  1. Shakes
  2. Cereal
  3. Chocolate Chip Monkey Muffins
  4. Cereal
  5. Shakes
  6. Hot Rice Cereal with Nuts and Raisins
  7. Eggs, toast, fruit


  1. Eat out
  2. Dad’s Meatloaf with Tomato Relish, El’s Potato Salad, beets, steamed carrots
  3. *Albondigas (Meatball) Soup
  4. Superfast Salisbury Steak, rice, peas, beets
  5. *Azorean Spiced Beef  Stew
  6. *Restaurant Quality Crockpot Tomato Soup
  7. Sandwiches, fruit, chips


  1. Leftovers
  2. *Breakfast Risotto
  3. Falafel, Fresh Veggies Over Couscous
  4. Eggs, toast, fruit, grits
  5. Salad
  6. Salad
  7. Leftovers

Have you tried any new recipes recently?  I am looking for some to add to our menu rotation and would love some suggestions.

couscous salad with lemon juice

Linked up with OrgJunkie and Feeding Big.

For more ideas also check out This Week For Dinner.

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

This post contains affiliate links.