Monday, September 3, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

Labor Day weekend - it makes me sad to think that summer is coming to a close. Sure, I know that fall doesn't start for a couple more weeks, but Labor Day marks the closing of pools, the start of school and many other things that signal the end of summer. We had a busy weekend filled with a soccer tournament, a new floor in the dining room and plans for a picnic. The picnic was delayed and so, now that soccer is done, we are left with a quiet Monday - which is not all bad. Part of me wants to take this unplanned day and be lazy. Part of me wants to take this unplanned day and knock off somethings from my to do list. Maybe I can find a happy hybrid.

Dinner planning with our busy schedules is getting increasingly difficult - some nights we eat before, some nights after; some nights my husband cooks before I am home, some nights I cook while they are at practice and some nights, we have to have a meal that can be ready in moments because neither can prepare a meal. It seems that now, instead of one activity each evening, we have multiple. There are school meetings, practices, and games that are filling our schedule. Toss in my desire to make it to an occasional Zumba class and we are officially full!

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches (@soccer)

Hot Dogs and Chicken Sausage (we'll still cook out, even without a picnic)

Chicken Patty Sandwiches

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Coconut Shrimp

dinner at our favorite local Mexican

Pizza (we're hosting the Fantasy Football Draft!)

Breakfast is cereal or oatmeal each morning. Lunch for the kids is either the school lunch or usually a couple of times a week they pack. Lunch for my husband and me is typically sandwiches, frozen meals or leftovers.

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Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It said...

I love menu plan Mondays with links. I can't wait to try your cinnamon rolls. I clicked over to check it out.