Sunday, May 18, 2008

Weary but Planning Anyway

There is a part of me that really wants to not plan the menu for this week but I know that my week will be more challenging without it. The kids have been sick for a week now and it has been accompanied by general grumpiness and neediness. :) This week will be a bit challenging because Andrew will be gone the first 3 evenings. So I'm planning 5 meals for this week.

Chicken, Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes, Fruit
Black Beans & Rice, Fresh Salsa, Pineapple
Grilled Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup, Mixed Green Salad
Mexican Lasagna (I didn't get this made last week!), Corn, Mixed Green Salad
Homemade Pizza, Breadsticks w/Cheese Dip, Veggies & Dip, Fruit

For dessert this week (a rarity!), I'm planning to make this amazing and easy chocolate pudding (thanks, Catherine) and these cookies that I came up with this past week to use up some ingredients we have around here. I'm planning to make a double batch and freeze them.

So that's the plan - all subject to change. :) For more menu ideas, visit Laura's Site. And as always, feel free to check out my recipe site, ask questions, share a new recipe, or tell what you are having this week! Happy Cooking!


Danelle Ice said...

I'm sorry about the sickness and the grumpies! We had a case of the grumpies in a few family members today, myself included... thank goodness there's always tomorrow! Great idea on double batch freezing the cookies. Have a great week!
Homemaker Barbi

Alaina said...

Great blog and great name! I just had to leave you a comment...I don't hear of many Alaina's, much less with the same spelling!

Monica said...

Hang in there. I pray the boys perk up here and "normal" returns.

Do you plan to go on Tuesday?

Paula said...

You are an inspiration to me. You are so good about planning your meals each week. I'm not :(