Sunday, June 13, 2010
Menu Plan: Week of 6/13/10
Middle of June already? I can tell that this summer is seriously going to fly by way too fast. I'm trying to incorporate some lighter, "summer-type" meals into my meal planning lately, but find that it is really hard to incorporate those kinds of meals when my toddler and preschooler won't touch them. My family is definitely the comfort-food, casserole-type crowd.
The big hit from last week was the Cheesy Ham and Pasta Bake. I used whole wheat penne pasta and some cubed turkey ham that I had in the freezer - it turned out very tasty and was a hearty, yet healthy, meal. My husband and little boy couldn't get enough of it! Plus, I made this chocolate cake for my husband's birthday on Friday and it was out of this world!! I went outside my comfort zone for this one, as I am a sheet-cake kind of gal and this was my first attempt at a layered cake. But it was well worth the extra effort! I recommend it for any type of special occasion!
As for this week, I'm excited to try out two new recipes that I think my family will enjoy. Here's what I have planned for the week:
Cinnamon Raisin Toast, bananas
Cold cereal and toast
Waffles (from the freezer)and bananas
Pancakes (my hubby's weekend recipe - I'll post the recipe soon - from the freezer), fruit
Grilled cheese, tomato soup
Chicken Strips (my kiddos are lovin' Trader Joe's chicken strips), carrots and fruit
Sunday: Winding down hubby's birthday weekend by eating out at Famous Dave's - he's been craving BBQ
Monday: Slow Cooker Pork Chops, baked potoates, green beans
Tuesday: Minestrone Soup (from the freezer), honey wheat rolls (from the freezer)
Wednesday: Salsa, Black Bean and Beef Skillet (new recipe), frozen mixed vegetables, lettuce salad
Thursday: Baked Spinach Pasta (new recipe), lettuce salad, fruit
Friday: "Clean Out the Fridge" Leftover Buffet
Saturday: Turkey Cheddar Enchiladas, chips and salsa, fruit
For menu planning ideas, please visit I'm an Organizing Junkie.