Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Survival Mode Menu

It is my first week with MY class (last week, our kinderkids were not assigned to a class so they "floated" all day).  And that means I am one tired mama by the end of the day. But I really am making an effort to cook. Most of the time.

I will confess that I strayed from the menu a little last week. By Friday I couldn't even think about cooking.  We went out to eat instead. And I enjoyed every bite.  Then I somehow had forgotten Hubby was going out of town over the weekend for work, so that threw my whole weekend plans off.  Needless to say, I have already had protests that I did NOT make any mostaccioli.  I will have to make that up to them soon.

Anyway, here is my menu for this week of survival.  We will see if I pass the test or not. :)

Saturday (after changing things around):  Korean Beef and Basmati Rice, carrots and Ranch, honey butter biscuits

Sunday:  Chicken spaghetti (even with Hubby gone, they ate almost ALL of this. I had like 1/3 a serving left over for lunch yesterday), garlic bread

Monday:  Pulled Pork Sandwiches (new recipe), Waffle Fries (a nice frozen version.  Once in a while I have to resort to frozen)

Tuesday:  Roasted Lemon Garlic Herb Shrimp (new recipe...YUM!), angel hair pasta, salad, asiago garlic bread

Wednesday:  On Your Own

Thursday:  Chicken Stuffing Bake in the Crockpot (kinda a new recipe), carrots/Ranch, some sort of bread (not sure what yet :)

Friday:  Taco Night!, salsa

Saturday:  Our grilling night is dealing with interference from that Razorback game. Bummer.  :(

I am not going to lie. It is tempting to eat out every single night this time of year.

But I am standing strong.

At least tonight. :)



  1. Can I say how impressive it is to me that you have a menu and cook and have 4 kids and a full time job? I always enjoy seeing what you are cooking:-) We have had crock pot cube steak with mashed potatoes and fruit salad ( I used your version but added in 1/2 tub of light Cool Whip too). Last night we had delivery pizza :-)

  2. I feel your pain. Our school and carpooling schedule with football practice three times a week (and church on Wednesday) you'd think I'd be super skinny because there's really not even time to eat - let alone cook.
    Sunday - crockpot lasagna, Parmesan pull aparts, green beans
    Monday - fajitas
    Tuesday - pork cabbage sauté, cooked carrots, fresh apple cake (yes, from scratch!)
    Wednesday - eat pizza at church
    Thursday - chicken pillows, I think - football got moved to tonight due to impending rain from Isaac
    Friday - ? ? ? Maybe just leftovers or switch that with Thursday because of football


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