Sunday, January 24, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - Welcome to Soup Week!

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Little Bit has a cold. So do her parents, though I'm pretty well all better. Still, in light of all the sniffling and snuffling, I'm planning a soup-heavy week.
Thanks to Laura at orgjunkie.com for hosting Menu Plan Monday!

Breakfasts:
(some will repeat)
bagels, cream cheese, orange wedges
peanut butter toast, apples or applesauce
cereal with milk, bananas
homemade breakfast burritos, oranges
home-made zucchini bread, applesauce

Lunches:
Lunch is our main meal this week, per hubby's work schedule.

S: chicken (I used turkey) enchilada soup garnished with tortilla chips, salsa, sour cream and hot sauce, smoothie pops

M: blueberry pancakes w/syrup or applesauce, pan-fried spam, milk or fruit smoothies

T: French onion soup, green salad, crackers with cheese or tuna salad, oranges

W: hot wing sandwiches, cole slaw, carrot sticks, applesauce

R: saimin (Asian noodle soup) with wontons, carrots, celery, cabbage, peas & mushrooms, pineapple

F: thin-crust pizzas (made on flour tortillas), green salad, oranges

S: hamburgers w/fixins, home-made oven baked fries, fruit smoothie 'shakes'

Suppers are generally whatever we had the day before for lunch - I make enough for us to have planned leftovers. (Hubby is at work during supper time.) That changes on the weekend, so we'll do 'Leftover Roundup' on Friday. Saturday seems really far away right now as it is, so I'm leaving that second meal open - if we're still a bunch of sickies I can make more chicken noodle soup, otherwise we might have bean tostadas, or we might go out somewhere. :)

Snacks:
home-made zucchini bread (from the freezer)
graham crackers and applesauce (from the freezer)
string cheese, crackers and V-8 juice
orange wedges and popcorn
carrot sticks w/peanut butter
homemade trail mix - dried fruits, cheerios, kix, nuts
Smoothie Pops - I combined grape juice and frozen bing cherries, made that into a blender smoothie, then froze it in popsicle molds. They are tasty, healthy, and good for soothing scratchy throats.

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6 comments:

Scottish Witch said...

I truly admire your ability to plan your meals. I've been meaning to do this and keep forgetting to start.

Perhaps I'll have a look around tomorrow and see if I can plan this out for my family.

tenthingsfarm said...

You know what's weird? Even when we don't follow it super close, it helps me. Often, I end up with enough leftovers of one thing and another that we skip out on a meal somewhere in the week, but because of planning I'm not caught an hour before a meal trying to figure out what to fix.

A lot of people just plan one meal to start - maybe just suppers - so that you can get a feel for what works best for you. Good luck! :)

Toni Toni Toni said...

What are hot wing sandwiches?

tenthingsfarm said...

Hey, Toni!
That's probably not the best name for them - I should call them buffalo chicken sandwiches. Basically, bread and cook chicken breasts (or on a super lazy day, cook breaded chicken). Then I coat them with Frank's Red Hot sauce and put them in a medium oven for about 10 min. Serve on a homemade bun with a little ranch flavored sour cream and lettuce, with celery and carrots on the side. :)

Miss you, dearie! How's everything?

The Prudent Homemaker said...

We have leftovers a lot, too. I made minestrone soup today and we have leftovers, so that will go another day.

Toni Toni Toni said...

Mmm that sounds good!!

I'm doing really well...planning on getting back into blogging I'll let you know. How are you? I miss you too!

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