Monday, March 16, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - Spring Break!

Ahhh! This week's menu takes on an entire life of its own because it is Spring Break. This means that my grocery budget is going to be stretched beyond belief with the boys home for three meals a day plus snacks. I spent a lot of time last week trying to plan and prepare. I will be totally honest. I think that this will be the week that tests us the most as far as Lent. We gave up soft drinks and fast food and I know that at some point during this week we will be so tempted to want to grab something "quick".

sausage cheddar muffins, crunchy snickerdoodle French toast, cold cereal, toast, blueberry muffins

grilled ham and cheese, homemade pizzas, tuna fish salad, pasta salad

Our "Main" Meal
Monday - crockpot brown sugar chicken and broccoli and cheddar rice
Tuesday - corned beef and potatoes with green punch (for St. Patrick's Day!)
Wednesday - steak and spinach pinwheels with twice baked potatoes
Thursday - ham and cheese quiche
Friday - leftover night
Saturday - waffles, scrambled eggs, grits and bacon
Sunday - crockpot chicken and dressing

If the weather will cooperate, we will pack our picnic basket on Friday and go to one of my childhood favorite picnic spots, Rocky Springs.


From the Doghouse said...

So, when do we come over?

And how do you define "fast" food? Does that mean no going out, or just no McDonald's?

Dr. Wifey said...

cereal and ramen noodles will keep you on budget ;P picnic?? can i come?

Deanna said...

Doghouse - Fastfood is really the "quick" stuff like McDonalds, Wendy's, etc..., but we have been trying to avoid eating out all together during Lent. The boys had to eat out last Friday night when they were out of town so they went to Cracker Barrel and ate pancakes.

Wifey - I could eat cereal no problem, but no way on the ramen unless I am chopping them up in a broccoli salad!