Sunday, April 29, 2007

Menu Plan Monday #5

Is it Monday already? And is it REALLY the last day of April? Oh my goodness - 1/3 of this year is already gone! How can that be? And that means that in just 30 days, I'm going to be the mom of a teenager - that can't be right!!!

Our menu last week got a little bumped because the night we planned to grill out, Chip was working in the yard until late, and by the time he was done, we decided it was too late to fire up the grill, so we had Taco Bell complaints from me! So Quesadillas have been bumped and re-added for this week.

I tried the Southern Fried Cabbage, and I loved it. Chip would have liked it to be a little less crunchy (I like the crunch), so I'll probably try it again soon and cook it a little longer. He did agree that the flavor was great.

Here's what this week looks like:

Monday: Chicken, Spinach & Tomato Pizza (Saw this in Leslie's menu last week, and it looked so yummy!) ~ Salad ~ Bread

Tuesday: Sandwiches (Just the kids and me)

Wednesday: Mexican Lasagna ~ 7-layer dip ~ Chips & Salsa

Thursday: BLT's ~ fresh broccoli and carrots

Friday: Chicken Nuggets ~ Corn

Saturday: Quesadillas ~ Adobo Rice & Black Beans ~ Chips & Salsa

Sunday: TBD

Also this week:
Breakfasts are usually quite simple around here, and sometimes we'll have bacon or sausage, and eggs, maybe with biscuits, maybe on an english muffin with cheese, something like that; but more often, things like cereal, oatmeal, waffles, etc. I'm going to start trying one recipe a week for breakfast stuff, just to change it up a bit. This week I'll be making Bacon Muffins.

Lunches are similar - either leftovers from dinner, sandwiches, maybe a frozen pizza, whatever. I'm also going to do the same and cook something different for lunch one day a week. This week it is going to be BLT Fritatta.

And, I'm going to make one dessert a week. I'd make dessert more often, but I would end up eating most of it myself (not kidding!) and I don't need to do that! And I may not make one every week, it just depends. But this week it's going to be Pretzel Surprise.

And that's the week for us! For more menu ideas, be sure to visit Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie!


  1. Oh all sounds so delicious! And I so know what you mean about dessert...I have to do the same thing limiting it to one a week!

    Wow...Mom to a teenager! I am so not ready to go there! There's just something about that word--"teenager"--that scares me silly! How fast the time goes, huh?

  2. I know what you mean, this year has flown by!
    Your menu looks very yummy.
    ♥, Annie

  3. I can't believe how fast this year has flown's just crazy.

    Great menu :)

  4. Those muffins sound appetizing, as well as the rest of your menu plan.

    Fellow Mom of a Teen

  5. Jennifer,
    I just had to come back and tell you that I just laughed, when I read your post about your son's 1st coffee experience.
    Very Cute!
    Our son just loves Starbucks but he'll order Caffe Mocha with Whipped Cream from whatever coffee stand or place we're at.
    I always get the lowfat version.

  6. great week, pretzel surprise? makes me curious of that! I know I am the big dessert eater in my family as well! probably why we have it!:)

  7. the muffins sound yummy. and what is pretzel surprise? Your whole week looks tasty.. thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  8. Am not ready for double digits, it goes to fast.

    Great menu. I want to start planning the whole week, but maybe baby steps would be good.

    Many Blessings~

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog. Rookwurst is a fairly new sausage for me too. I haven't tried the popular US sausage Kielbasa I don't think. It is Tuesday afternoon here.

  10. The Mexican lassagna looks interesting. Thanks for sharing your plan.


  11. to a fellow jennifer, fellow dessert eater, and fellow mom of a teen...thanks for the welcome to MPM! i was excited to know that my life would become much less chaotic but am now even more excited to have access to so many amazing new recipes. definitely adding the BLT Fritatta to a menu of mine soon. thanks so much for sharing!

    ps - i'm learning the teen thing really isn't that bad. i keep faith that 'my little girl' is still the young woman i am raising her to be even if it currently includes a few extra rolling of the eyes - lol!

  12. Great menu plan! Thanks for stopping by to visit mine. I have to tell ya though, LOL, you thanked me for a recipe that I didn't post, LOL. :o) You gave me a giggle, though!


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