Winter Break Menu Plan

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Well, hey! The dining hall is closing, so it’s time for a menu plan around there parts. Share some favorite easy meals with me, OK? I need some new ones.

Thursday
D: Panko-Crusted Pork Sandwiches, baked sweet potatoes, pear slices

Friday
B: Egg Pie with bacon and cheese (modified from Cowboy Quiche)
L: David’s birthday party – space-themed. Rocket Dogs, Fruit Rocket Ships, Alien Cupcakes, Holiday Wassail, Astronaut Applesauce (GoGo Squeez pouches), popcorn
D: Tacos, warm corn and black bean salad

Saturday (David’s birthday!!)
B: Chocolate chip pancakes
L: Homemade pizza
D: Chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, baby carrots

Sunday
B: Eggs, toast
L: out
D:  Sesame Red Lentils, sugar snap peas, grilled sausage

Monday
B: Breakfast cookies
L: sandwiches, tortilla chips, fruit
D: Arroz con Pollo y Frijoles, salad

Tuesday
B: Ham, egg, and cheese sandwich on English muffin
L: leftovers
D: Aussie Meat Pie variation, quinoa salad

Wednesday (Christmas Eve)
B: Breakfast cookies
L: Greek pasta bake
D: Cornish game hens with cranberry-honey glaze, sweet potato souffle, broccoli

Thursday (Christmas)
B: Orange rolls, breakfast casserole
L: Asian pork tenderloin, roasted potatoes and carrots, Asian green beans
D: Leftovers & clean out the fridge

 

Menu Plan Monday

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We JUST got back from vacation, and I am totally not ready to make another monthlong menu plan. I did a lot of deviation from last month’s, mainly to use up more of what we had. This month I’m sticking to a weekly one. Hoping to use lots of fresh produce (local if I can get to a farmer’s market!) and enjoy some summery recipes.

Here’s what I have planned for this week.

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Monday: Secret Recipe Club recipe

Tuesday: a variation on this Stir-Fried Pork using pork chops, zucchini, and bell peppers, baked brown rice

Wednesday: Smokehouse Maple Fajitas, fruit with yogurt dip, corn on the cob

Thursday: Panko-Crusted Pork Sandwiches, green beans, salad – because I begged Mary at Chattavore to recreate this incredible Tupleo Honey Cafe recipe for me!

Friday: BBQ with friends, bringing Fresh Peach Cake

Saturday: Homemade Pizza

Sunday: Turkey Parmesan Burgers, salad (earlier in the summer we had this turkey parmesan mixture as meatballs and they were a big hit!)

Breakfasts: Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothies, Paleo Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole, Blackberry Lime Scones

Lunches: Leftovers, sandwiches, Hot and Sour Peanut Noodles, PBJ.

 What are you looking forward to eating this week? Those pork sandwiches are calling my name! And what are you doing for the 4th? Anything fun?

 

Menu Plan – June + 3 Days

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We’ve reached the end of our school year here at the private school where we live. And that equals the end of our dining hall meals for the summer. Alas! I have to cook dinner!

Really, it’s nice. It’s a good way for the kids to remember that most children just have to eat what their parents make. Mr. V and I lose weight when not presented with a buffet each evening. And I honestly do enjoy having meals around our own table and hosting friends more often.

I HATE making a month-long menu, but it sure helps me; I can stuff the freezer as full as it will get on days that I have time. So here is my month-long menu plan, plus the last few days of May for good measure.

Honey Parmesan Pork Roast

May 29 – Spaghetti with chicken parmesan meatballs (double recipe and make Chicken Parm Burgers for the freezer)

May 30 – Parties

May 31 – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, honey-roasted carrots

June 1 – Slow Cooker Honey Parmesan Pork Roast, leftover mashed potatoes, veggie

June 2 – school event

June 3 – Tomato-Basil Burgers, sauteed zucchini, salad

June 4 – Chicken Bruschetta Bake, broccoli

June 5 – Tacos, Baked Spanish Brown Rice

June 6 – Rehearsal Dinner

June 7 – Wedding

June 8 – Recovery day! No cooking!

June 9 – Ribs with Peach Barbecue Sauce, corn on the cob, boiled potatoes

June 10 – Orange-Balsamic Salmon, coleslaw, veggie

June 11 – Lasagna, green beans

June 12 – Eggs, pancakes

June 13 – Asian Pork Tenderloin, roasted sweet potato cubes, broccoli

June 14 – Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken, rice, fruit

June 15 – Aussie meat pies, Cracker Barrel carrots, apple slices

June 16 – Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce, grilled veggies

June 17 – Beer-Braised Pork Cutlets, German potato salad, green beans

June 18 – Glazed Chicken Tenderloins, rice, carrots

June 19 – Clean out the fridge

June 20-29 out-of-town

June 30 – Easy Feta Pasta with Bacon and Peas

Lunches

Any recipes you are just loving lately? What’s your favorite summery dish? Maybe it’ll be on my July plan!

Menu Plan Monday

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So, yeah. It’s Christmas break! That means menu planning time. This took me an hour and a half. SERIOUSLY. How do people with kids plan for meals? It was so much easier when it was just Mr. V and me. We eat pretty much everything. Now I dance around how much I can serve my kids that they probably won’t eat, what I have to make for breakfast and lunch and snacks. I’m sure people fall into a rhythm but not having to do it all the time I am at a loss!

So anyway, here’s what I have lined up for this week.

Breakfasts

Lunches

Dinners

To Make

Menu Plan Monday

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This is the last week I have to plan dinners before the dining hall opens up! Can I hear a big WOO HOO! (I know, I heard the boooo because you’re jealous. Sorry.)

I have enjoyed cooking this summer, but the cleaning is what makes me crazy! Plus when I don’t have to cook dinner I have more energy for baking for our dorm boys and trying out new recipes for this site.

That said, here’s what we’re eating this week.

Breakfasts

Lunches

Dinners

What are you excited to eat this week? (By the way, the Brunswick Stew I made this past week was awesome! It made me very nostalgic for Virginia and the times we would make vats of the stew to sell for a youth fundraiser.)

Menu Plan Monday

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Happy Sunday! I’ve decided this week to tackle some of the posts I’ve been putting off for some reason or another. So after the Secret Recipe Club reveal tonight (oh yum, I can’t wait for you to see what I made!), I’m going to write about Joshua’s birth story (March), Libbie’s Beauty and the Beast birthday party (October!!), and a delicious salsa I made … last summer.

For now, here’s this week’s menu plan.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Breakfast

Lunches

  • sandwiches
  • leftovers
  • crackers, ham, cheese, fruit

Dinners

Treats