Monday, August 24, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Wow! What a busy weekend and we are off and running this week. I actually did my grocery shopping on Friday, without having planned a menu for this week, because I had a Birthday Party and a Bumble Bee Tuna Taste Sensations House Party (more to come on both!) on Saturday. They were both a blast. My bill was higher than normal due to the two parties, but thankfully, I had a $20 Gift Card courtesy of Bumble Bee Tuna for party supplies that helped bring the costs back in line.

Since I didn't plan out a menu in advance of shopping, we will be eating from the freezer, pantry and garden this week. Our tomato harvest has recently become very bountiful - in fact, I had to stake up my tomato cages, as they were falling over under the weight of the tomatoes.

Monday is the first day of school for our community. We started a tradition last year (wasn't really a tradition I suppose until we decided to do it again this year), of going out to dinner to celebrate the first day of school. My son will get to choose where we go.

At our house, the focus is on dinners. I tend to only list the main course and any standard side we have with it. We do still have vegetables and/or fruit with each of our dinners, I just don't always call them out.

Brunch out with family

Dinner out to celebrate the 1st day of school


Breakfast for Dinner


Homemade pizza

Chicken Sonora Pasta

Weekdays breakfast is at daycare for my daughter, the rest of us eat cold cereal, frozen waffles, oatmeal, toast or whatever strikes our fancy. Lunch we pack, usually leftovers for me.

Check out other menu plans for the week at Menu Plan Monday at I'm An Organizing Junkie.