Sunday, August 31, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

It has been a long time since I posted a menu plan and well if I am honest it has been a long time since I planned a menu. Other than for the week we spent in a cabin on vacation, I haven't planned one meal all summer. We ate light and easy, or maybe it was just easy. Please don't ask my family.

Tonight while eating dinner together, my oldest daughter shared how one of her teachers asked the students how many of them eat dinner with their families at the table two to three times during the week. She said her and another boy were the only ones who raised their hands. She went on to say that most of the students responded that they were just too busy to sit down together and or a meal wasn't prepared when they needed to eat. My eight year old then added his opinion of that information in a very serious tone, "if we never sat down to eat together, than when would I see everyone together and be able to talk to them?" My thoughts exactly, Hunter!

Well, I have spent the last several weeks collecting and organizing recipes. I needed a recipe boost. So, here are a few of my finds and some old favorites.

Monday: Barbecue Beef Sandwiches (using leftover roast from Sunday) Roasted Red Potatoes and Fresh Fruit

Tuesday: Oriental Chicken Wraps

Wednesday: Macaroni and Cheese and Salad

Thursday: Green Chili Flautas Beans and Rice

Friday: Slow Cooked Chili with cornbread

Saturday: Dinner out with my husband and some friends and these for the kids

Sunday: Crock Pot Apple Bacon Pork Chops with white rice and salad

Laura has helped me with my new surge of recipe ideas. For more menus or some new recipes go here.


Cyndi said...

What a yummy menu!

I think it is sad that so few actually sit down with their families for dinner. Recently we were contemplating a certain gymnastics gym for my daughter. Their practice schedule was from 4:30 to 8:30 *every night.* I thought, "When do these girls eat dinner with their families?" Further, how will they grow up with any concept of family dinners for when they are the Mom someday? Sad.

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

It is definitely a shame how many rarely eat a meal together. We eat all our dinners together, most lunches, and usually my children and I for breakfast as my hubby is already gone in the morning.

Heth said...

Don't you love the routine of school starting? It spills over into all areas, even this. Summer is so fun and so carefree, but we end up eating who knows what all summer long.

These menus look great! I need some new ideas, we are getting sick of the same old things.

Anonymous said...

You've got a great menu! Have a fabulous week!


Judy said...

Doesn't it feel good to have a plan? Your ideas sound scrumptious!

Renee said...

Those green chili flautas look wonderful! Thanks for linking to the recipe!