Sunday, August 15, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Whew. What a week last week. Life got juggled a bit, vacations rescheduled, a wonderful memorial service for Grandpa and now this week should start chugging along as usual. It's my last week of class time before clinicals start, lots of prep for the kids school year this week too as I enter my 10th year of homeschooling and our first year of high school. My three older kids are off on their annual vacation with Grandma which means less cooking for me. Yippee! It also means some creative juggling since I'll have a 6 year old at home with no brothers and sisters for entertainment or babysitting. I'm hoping to have some great one on one time with my "baby" but I'm a little concerned that it might look more like Mom taking a nap next to Gabe while he watches a movie.

Since my family is getting cut down to half it's size this week I'm thinking that meals are going to be really simple. I'm thinking I'll buy some cereal as a treat this week. A treat for me because I won't have to cook breakfast and a treat for Gabe because with a family of six it would cost an arm and a leg to feed all four kids that much pre-packaged cereal and milk every morning.

Here's my ideas for this week:


Cereal with milk


Garden salads, tuna sandwiches, pasta salads, and anything quick and simple. I think I'm going to hang a "Kitchen Closed" sign on my cupboards.

For more inspired menu plans go HERE.


Mamaoftwins said...

Kitchen closed sounds like a GREAT idea! LOL Ive followed you for a month now and I spent $300 for the month. Not too shabby since two years ago was about $1100 and last month was $600. YIKES! sounds so bad :( Not your $60 a week but Im still learning :) I'll get there.

Rita said...

I totally agree about the price of cereal - I don't buy it for the three of us, because it ends up being a night time snack, an afternoon snack, and it's all gone before I know it! Plus the additional cost of buying more milk! I'm glad I'm not the only one out there who feels this way.