Monday, May 16, 2016

Menu Planning Monday

One of my very favorite bloggers has a menu planning Monday post series, and I *love* reading it and getting ideas, even if I rarely use the ideas.

As I spent hours this weekend (and every weekend, really), cooking and doing dishes, I decided - maybe I should start posting what I am cooking and eating.  So I can look back on it.  Yesterday, and this weekend, I swear I made no fewer than 8 different things...and kept doing dishes all. day. long.

So here's a little taste of what we are...tasting.

FIRST - what I cooked & prepped this weekend:
Rice.  That I mixed with crockpot pinto beans, and scooped into individual containers (burrito bowls)
Tofu and roasted vegetables
Salad dressing: lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, parsley, garlic
Cheesy rice and vegetables
Roasted beets
Chard, onion, and goat cheese frittata (we got such a huge bunch of chard this weekend)
Cheese quesadillas and tacos

On to the menu plan

- Chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie, coffee (for me).
- Husband: raisin bran.
- Kids: peanut butter toast (big boy), jam on bread (little boy).
- tofu with roasted mixed vegetables (me).
- Husband: beans and rice.
- Big kid: pb&j, carrots.  Little boy: carrots and hummus.
- at a birthday party, some pizza.
Dinner: (potluck in the park):
-I made the rice/ cheese/ veggie casserole: sauteed mushrooms and onions, and added microwaved mixed broccoli/ cauliflower/ carrots.  Made a white sauce and added cheese.  Baked, with cheese on top.  It was good, with plenty of leftovers.  I also took the steamed beets, and a nice bottle of merlot.

- Chocolate cherry smoothie.  Is it terrible that I like this one because I don't have to share?  Boys don't like the cherry version.
- Hubby: raisin bran.
- Kids: strawberries and yogurt.

Lunch: (kids eat at school/daycare)
- Salad with beets, goat cheese, sunflower seeds.  Piece of the chard frittata. Slice of veggie pizza (free from someone else's meeting).
- Husband - bean/rice bowl, frittata

Snack: apple and cottage cheese

- Steamed broccoli, leftover rice, last of the tofu
- Rest of the family gets the same, except they get chicken

Breakfast &Lunch &Snack: see Monday
Dinner: Fish, roasted potatoes, stir-fried green beans

Breakfast &Lunch &Snack: see Monday
Dinner: Sauteed polenta rounds with meatballs and marinara

Breakfast &Lunch &Snack: see Monday. If there is frittata left!!
- Me: dunno. I have a school function
- Husband/ kids: frozen pizza.  They have a playoff baseball game

I don't think I've gotten that far in my planning.