Sunday, May 6, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

One of my first "organizational" tips was to start a menu plan. I've tried them in the past, but they weren't successful. Until I found Laura, at So four weeks ago I started again...and except for one week that we were busier than I planned, it works great. It has made that hour or so before dinner so much calmer. And since I'm not as "crazy" then the kids aren't either. And the "ugh, do I have to eat that", "I am not eating that", etc has not been a daily rant. Now don't get me wrong, they haven't liked everything, but for the most part they have not complained as loudly. I'm also not spending as much at the grocery store. yay! It is a little difficult to plan, since I have to eat gluten free, my husband and older son are very picky, and my middle son is a special needs child and has certain "criteria" on his foods. My daughter is pretty good, will try just about anything. Makes things interesting. So here is our menu for the week. Some is taken from Laura's past menus. Thanks.

Monday - Foil-pack taco chicken dinner, corn, green beans
Tuesday - Asian style barbecue pork chops, rice, carrots, spinach
Wednesday - crockpot 40 clove garlic chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli, corn
Thursday - Spencer's 6th birthday - Chick-fil-a (his choice)
Friday - Family movie and pizza night
Saturday - Spencer b-day party - smoked sausage (on grill), some kind of chicken on grill (any suggestions), baked beans, tomato salad, potato salad, and probably more
Sunday - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Not sure what we are doing...but I'm not cooking :)


org junkie said...

Hello! Your menu looks great and I'm so glad you find menu planning helpful. It has been a lifesaver for me. I can understand the cooking difficulties you have having to make two different meals. My son is allergic to gluten and I do have to cook seperately for him too.
Thanks so much for joining us!