April 23-29, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday

Breakfast:

Waffles,  Fruit

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner:

Chicken Cordon Bleu CasseroleMashed Potatoes, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

cupcakes


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Hot dogs, Veggies

Dinner:

Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas, Rice, Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Slow Cooker Baby Back RibsGrandma’s Mac N Cheese,  Cole Slaw

**(Crockpot Meal as Momma has a class in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

No Bake Cookies (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments later.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Breaded Pork Chops, Steamed Broccoli, Baked Sweet Potatoes

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Chicken and Dumplings

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Hot Dogs, veggies

Dinner:

Salisbury Steak w/GravyMashed Potatoes, veggies

** (I will put the patties and gravy into the crockpot after cooking as I have a dance this night.)

Snacks/Desserts:

Fried Apple Pies (again I will try to make a few extra to take along for class.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

PB Toast & Bananas

Lunch:

Ham and cheese sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Daddy Can’t Wait CasseroleMashed Potatoes, Corn Muffins

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Crackers

April 16-22, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday

Breakfast:

Bird Nests, Grits, Fruit

Lunch:

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Easter Dinner (We have opted to do a cookout this year. )

Snacks/Desserts:

Coconut Cake

Pickled Eggs


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Hot dogs, Veggies

Dinner:

Red & White Pasta, SaladCheesy Garlic Pull-apart Bread

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

PB & J, fruit

Dinner:

Crockpot Tortellini Soup, 30 minute Rolls

**(Crockpot Meal as Momma has a class in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cupcakes (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments later.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Scrambled Eggs Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Root Beer Slow Cooker Pork, French Fries, Cole Slaw

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Chicken PillowsMashed Potatoes, Veggies (maybe a vegetable casserole?)

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Egg Salad, veggies

Dinner:

Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Macaroni and Cheese, Veggies

** (Another crockpot meal as I have a dance this night.)

Snacks/Desserts:

Easy Donut Holes (again I will try to make a few extra to take along for class.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

Cheese Danish, scrambled eggs, fruit

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Smothered Burgers, Chips, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Cake

Pickled Eggs

In our house, this is an Easter tradition. I think they taste best after 7-10 days of marinating in the fridge so I try to make them well in advance and I try to make extra with the hopes that a few will actually make it to Easter dinner. (If anyone spots the jar then the eggs seem to start disappearing rather rapidly.) Continue reading “Pickled Eggs”

April 9 -15, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday

Breakfast:

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Salmon PattiesMashed PotatoesCreamed Peas

Snacks/Desserts:

Peanut Butter Crackers

** Pickled Eggs (to have them ready for Easter)


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Hot dogs, Mac n Cheese

Dinner:

45 minute spaghetti sauce, pasta, salad, Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

Snacks/Desserts:

Rice Pudding


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Egg salad sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Chili Dog Casserole, Chips, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Pizzelles


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Scrambled Eggs Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Tortilla Bowl Taco Salad, Rice, Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Leftovers

Dinner:

Tater Tot Casserole, Salad, 7 Up Biscuits

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies


Saturday

Breakfast:

Bird Nests, fruit

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Broiled Parmesan TilapiaSteamed AsparagusSteamed Red Potatoes

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs

Pickled Eggs

I know I’ve said it before but it’s worth saying again, we like eggs and we eat a lot of eggs around here. We have a flock of lazy chickens right now but I’m sure they will start laying again soon. I make these when we have more eggs than we can give away.

I try to keep a couple of large glass gallon size containers with lids for making these in. These are also a favorite treat around Easter. I try to make them a week ahead of time as the longer they sit they better they taste!

Pickled Eggs

Ingredients:

  • 4 -15 ounce cans whole beets (I like to use the pickles beets when I can find them)
  • 24 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. water
  • 2 c. apple cider vinegar

Directions:

Drain beets, reserving 2 cup juice.

Place beets and eggs in a gallon size glass jar.

Bring the sugar, water, vinegar, and beet juice to a boil.

Pour over beets and eggs; cool.

Add water, if needed, to cover the eggs.

Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving.