Sunday, April 19, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - Birthday Edition

So Wednesday is my husbands birthday. We aren't big on giving gifts to each other but on birthdays we get to pick a favorite breakfast. This year I let Chris pick a breakfast AND dinner. This is SO going to blow the budget but considering the fact that he's the only one bringing home the "bacon" while I get to stay home with the kids and he's graciously allowed me to feed him huge quantities of lentils without complaint, I feel like it's the least I can do.

Word of advice....Never ask them what they want to eat for their birthday meal when they have an empty stomach. You'll see why in a minute.


Breakfasts


Oatmeal with apples and brown sugar


Fresh Ground Coffee, OJ, V8, scrambled eggs with salsa, rye toast, sausage links, hash browns


Yogurt and fruit

Pancakes

Oatmeal with apples and brown sugar


Dinners





Homemade chicken noodle soup, buttery bread machine rolls

Baked Rice and Artichoke Casserole with marinated tomatoes

Mock Tuna Salad and sliced veggies

Leftover Night


I'm going to ATTEMPT to keep my budget at $80 this week. We'll see.....

7 comments:

Hoosier Homemade said...

Your menu looks yummy! And Happy Birthday to your husband! Thanks for sharing!
~Liz

Anonymous said...

It is his Birthday, I guess you should let him eat for once.

Megan said...

I have garlic mashed potatoes on my menu this week too! I've never officially made them. Do you have an easy recipe??

http://dailyessentialsanddeals.blogspot.com/2009/04/meal-plan-monday-weekly-meals_20.html

Happy Birthday to your husband, looks like a great birthday dinner!

Terri and Bob said...

That cracks me up and sounds just like my husband. His tummy is going to HURT.

Letters,Numbers and Books said...

dinner sounds super yummy to me!

shopannies said...

I love several of your recipes and will be watching for more I hope

Erica Shier said...

I would love the challenge of drastically cutting our gorcery budget, but my husband wants nothing to do with it! He prefers to have lots of food on hand (it's a security thing for him), and like you said, because he's the one bringing home the bacon, I simply defer to him in this area. I try to buy good quality, whole foods and try not to waste, while having enough on hand for my hubby to feel confortable...which is a unique challenge on its own. Meanwhile, I live vicariously throug your blog!