Sunday, January 18, 2009

Weekend Recap | Menu Plan Monday

We've had a busy weekend. Packed full of stuff. Friday night high school basketball where all 4 of the high school teams won ** what a difference a couple of days can make in the weather - sunny skies and temps in the mid to upper 40's ** good reading, courtesy of the used bookstore and the public library **

lunch out as a family on Saturday at some place that is not a fast food joint, a real treat for us ** soup supper with our Sunday School class with plenty of good food, including my favorite bean spread on pitas ** lots of laughs while playing Wise & Otherwise **

a first date for B2 (also a first for the mom & dad so it made us a bit nervous too); the boy, a 17 year old who we approve of, came over and talked to Lawman on his own and asked for permission before he asked B2 to go out, how's that for an act of bravery from a teenage boy? ** football playoffs.

And, after a fun-filled weekend, it's time to plan my menu for the coming week. Lawman is recovering quite nicely and is up and around now. I'm hoping that he'll be willing to help with dinners this week, at least on the days I work til 5:00. Just having the prep work done when I get home will make a huge difference.

Sunday - Roast Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Broccoli Salad (I add raisins and sunflower meats)

Monday - Brown Rice Patties (Heather's recipe, see here and here), Applesauce, Salad

Tuesday - Chicken Tacos (taco meat is already cooked and in the freezer) -- soft tortillas, shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, chips & salsa

Wednesday - Surprise birthday party for a friend and they'll be feeding us.

Thursday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread

Friday - Homemade Pizza

Saturday - Dinner at the annual Chamber of Commerce meeting

Stop by Organizing Junkie for more Menu Plan Monday.


Jill said...

I have the Teens Vegetarian Cookbook. It is good and has some great ideas for quick snacks and lunch box ideas. The cookie cookbook sounds fabulous, too! I'm off to check out the brown rice patties!

Don't you love weekends where it is quiet and filled with fun and family and friends and food? I need one of those!


Anonymous said...

Feeding the Whole Family - did Cynthia Liar (or something close to that) write that one? I think she is from Seattle.

the surprise b-day party sounds fun : )

Nancy said...

dmoms~ yes, that's the author and yes, she is from Seattle. Her sister lives just 2.5 hours SW of me. Enjoyed the book; have you read it?

Amy said...

Yum! Your menu plan sounds delicious, as always. I will have to take a look at those brown rice patties- that sounds very intriguing.

I just hit the library last night for more cookbooks and can't wait to dive in today!