Saturday, March 7, 2009

This Week In Food At My House

Good GRIEF, I haven't posted here in four MONTHS. I am so lazy.

So here's what we're eating this week, and let me know if you're interested in anything - I'll post the recipes IF they turn out.

We WILL be eating before supper on Sunday, but not at home. When we are, we're having a lemon roast chicken, mashed sweet potatoes and some cauliflower and cheese, along with a green salad with a homemade buttermilk dressing.

Monday- The 40 Martyrs of Sebaste
On my actual worksheet, you can see my scrawled notes to myself. Apparently, on Monday I'll be getting up early to make banana bread. Oh, hooRAY.

Scrambled Eggs and Toast, Berries

Snack (my kids have that horrible "balanced school day" thing)
Banana bread with cream cheese, orange wedges and juice.

Pasta Salad with Veggies and Chicken, an applesauce cup, milk.

Meatballs Stroganoff, broccoli.
It isn't until you start writing down everything that you plan on making that you realize how often you eat the same things. LIKE PASTA. But that's okay. We like pasta.

Tuesday and Purim
Oatmeal and Frozen Berries

Bagel with Cream Cheese, Grapes

Soup in thermos, Banana bread and cream cheese

Note to myself: Bake Hamentashen after school with the kids.

Orange Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry , Brown Rice (note to self: double rice for tomorrow morning.)

Wednesday and Johnny Appleseed Day
Brown Rice Pudding (hence the doubling last night. I'm so fancy.)

Yogurt with Granola for Sprinkling, Apple, Hamentashen

Pizza for The Boy, Egg Salad Sandwich for The Girl because she HATES PIZZA, the weirdo. Fruit Salad cups.

Crispy Herb-Coated Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes (which I'm making double of, so we can have some tomorrow), Broccoli with an Orange Glaze, Apple Crisp.

Note to self: get up early to make pumpkin bread. I DO THIS TO MYSELF.
Whole Grain Pancakes with Chocolate Chip Smiley Faces and Berries

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese, Orange Wedges, Applesauce Cup

Whole Grain Macaroni and Cheese in Thermos, Cucumber Slices and Cauliflower Trees

Cabbage Rolls, Peas, Mashed Potatoes


French Toast with Orange Wedges

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese, Grapes

Tomato Soup, Whole Grain Crackers and Cheese, Pepper Strips

And that's it. My husband makes supper on Fridays.


Mom24 said...

Holy moley, you've completely intimidated me! I'd love your bread recipes as well as the hammantashen (sp?) recipe. It all sounds wonderful.

Cristan said...

I can't believe your kids will eat such healthful foods. My son AND my husband would go all Ghandi on me if I tried this!

Nowheymama said...

Oh, yay! I've missed your posts here.

I am impressed that you bake so early in the morning. I tend to bake quick breads/muffins while we're eating dinner. Baked the night before is fresh enough. :)

Any recipes you'd like to share would be great.

Heather said...

e VERY grateful (why on earth is grateful spelled as if I am full of grate instead of the obvious greatful which would intend I am filled with great? And that said why is gratitude spelled like that? Huh? Stupid English language) that my kids are home all day and feed themselves several meals. They usually make themselves egg or cereal for breakfast, with fruit if we have any, they have cheese or peanut butter tortilla or cheese and noodles for lunch with some veggies on the side. And occasionally I make dinner--usually some sort of noodles or rice with veggies and Bragg's and maybe some TVP or tuna. And we bake when we feel like it, which means occasionally pancakes or biscuits or muffins for whatever meal we felt like making them for (unless I feel like baking at night and then it is for breakfast). It occurs to me now that we have almost become totally vegetarian, eating beans or tvp or cheese or tuna as protein because I can't be bothered to buy and cook meat except for special occasions.

Christine said...

you reminded me to get cracking on the granola bars i need to bake for lunches!

what is Hamentashen ?

Betty Beguiles said...

This is SO inspiring. I love all of the great ideas for wholesome kids food. You rock, Beck! Thank you! :)

kate said...


I'd like to see your brown rice pudding recipe-- we often have leftover brown rice.

heidi @ ggip said...

I would be interested in your orange chicken recipe. THis is a favorite for me to order out, but I've never made it at home.

Hairline Fracture said...

I'd really like the Meatballs Stoganoff recipe. Thanks for the ideas for lunches, too. I get to feeling that there are three things Miss Pink will eat for lunch, and that gets OLD.

poppy fields said...

Okay, You're motivating me to get back to full week menu planning. We eat a lot of pasta, too. But my half Italian husband wishes we didn't (he's the weirdo in my house :)

kgirl said...

I cannot believe you're going to make hamentashen! I have a really great recipe that uses phyllo pastry, so it's super easy.

LoriD said...

We're in our first year of the Balanced School Day thing and... I kinda like it!

My family would do well on your weekly menu (although we don't eat as much meat - twice a week if they're lucky!) I also have to do all my baking on the weekend, so they'll get the same kind of bread/cookies all week.

I would love to have your Brown Rice Pudding recipe. I love rice pudding and I try a new one about twice a month!

Angela said...

Hi, I'm getting tired just thinking about getting up early to bake...but that's just because I am incredibly lazy and I'm not that good at baking....your family is very lucky to have you!
Do you have a special recipe for mashed sweet potatoes, I found one on the Food Network that uses bananas and brown sugar...but haven't tried it yet, wonder if your recipe is easy and quick. Also, would you please share your Meatballs Stroganoff recipe. Thank you very much.

Nicole said...

Could you post your recipe for pumpkin bread? I've tried a few and have not been happy with them. Thanks!

Lisa b said...

Adopt me PLEASE!!
ok I must become less lazy.
However there is no chance I will ever get up early to make anything.

painted maypole said...

my meal plan looks something like this...

"it's 4:30 pm. will we all be home for supper? yes. ok, what do I have in the freezer that I can turn into dinnner for 3?"

on a good day it might be something like this: "tomorrow we are all here for dinner, but I don't have time to cook in the afternoon, so after I drop MQ off at school I will throw some meat in the slow cooker, and toss some seasonings or whatever I can find on top of it and call it a meal"

ok, i maybe do a LITTLE more than that, but not much. ;)

minnesotamom said...

Hey shweethaht,
I’m interested in the following recipes, if you’re sharin’!

Homemade buttermilk dressing
Pasta salad (I love trying new ones)
Brown rice pudding

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