It’s late here and I know this is a boring post but I had a couple requests for it. So, here it its.
I wrote a menu theme for the dinners for each night, then for each week I changed up what we were having a little. Once I did the themes, coming up with the menu was easy.
Tue- Chicken meal
Wed- Italian night
Fri- Salad and bread
Sat- Fish/Breakfast dinner/Leftovers
Sun- Casserole/ or a Bar- like baked potato bar, or burrito bar (we do a potluck at our Sunday gatherings so I usually do something to feed a crowd and then we just eat leftovers for dinner.
Ok, then I defined how it would look for the month of November so here is my personal menu…
Tue-Chicken tortillia soup
Wed- Pizza and salad
Thur- Clam chowder- homemade
Fri- Apple, onion, feta salad w/ bread
Sat- Breakfast dinner – bacon, eggs, asparagus and hot apple cider
Sun- Baked Potato bar
Mon- Beef bourguignon
Tue- Chicken fingers and sweet potato fries
Wed- Spaghetti over zuchinni
Thur- Zuppa Tuscana
Fri- Grilled chicken salad
Sat- Fish tacos
Sun- Burrito Bar
Tue- Chicken cordon bleu
Thur- Chicken and wild rice soup
Fri- 3 cheese salad
Sat- Cream cheese patties with rice and veggie (yes, a Hartle meal every once in a while won’t hurt)
Sun- Presto Pasta bake
Mon- Taco salad
Tue- Sticky coconut chicken with rice
Wed- Quinoa lasagna
Thur- Irish Potato soup
Fri- Asian chicken salad
Sat- Fish, rice and steamed veggies
Sun- Chicken and yellow rice
That’s mostly it. I do grab extra veggies to have on hand for side dishes. And I know what you’re thinking ” Why fish/ breakfast/ leftover night???” Well, first of all any of those are easy, fast ideas for your ‘I’ve been gone all day Saturday and I still have to go home and feed everybody’ thought. And, you can have fish in the freezer and not use it if you need to eat up the leftovers, or… everyone usually has stuff on hand for a breakfast dinner.
Oh and I have a basic outline for breakfast and lunch ideas that I switch up a little week to week.
Scrambled eggs and fruit
Oatmeal/ hot cereal
French toast/Pancake or anything of that nature
Fried eggs/egg sandwiches
Green smoothies with toast or muffins
Granola and yogurt
Nicer egg day- breakfast burritos, casserole or omelets
Stir fry with leftover rice and veggies
Tomato soup with grilled cheese
PB & J’s or Pb and honey and banana sandwiches
Snack lunch- cheese, veggies, rice cakes, pepperoni, fruit, popcorn or whatever I have on hand.
Lunchmeat sandwiches- grilled with spinach is yummy!
Enjoy! We’re having pizza tomorrow night. Sounds good but beware when you make your menu not too make too many extravagant ( I mean long preparation time) meals. Hope this helps on a ‘late night before shopping, I have no ideas for meals’ night.