Sunday, March 15, 2009

My first menu- how did it go?

My first week didn't go entirely on schedule. That's okay though because it all worked out. It was definitely nice to have the menu and I'm going to be doing it every week. I've posted my menu and then in bold I will let you know how it went that day.

Pizza Meatloaf
mashed potatoes
green beans
Actually had the Vegetable Lo Mein.

Vegetable lo mein
served with chicken tenders (these are bought at an a local warehouse type store and I will fry or bake them)
This night was kind of crazy so we all just had different things I already had here.

grilled chicken tenders
baked potatoes
Actually had the Pizza Stuffed Meatloaf. Green beans and mashed potatoes were the sides.

Eat at church
The kids ate at church and then Mike and I ate leftovers at home after church.

Enchilada Casserole
tex mex rice
creamy corn, avocado and tomato salad
Ended up doing Beef Pot Roast.

baked potatoes
I actually got to go out with my sister and spend some time with her. So Mike fixed hamburger helper for the kids.

or chicken tortilla soup
cheese quesadillas
Leftovers won out here. I want to make that soup sometime soon though.

What I learned:
We definitely had too much red meat this week. Though what a blessing the sales were. I just need to vary it a bit more.

I learned that it's okay if I don't stick to the menu exactly as long as I'm still cooking something at home. A big part of the menu is to have the ingredients on hand to make the recipes. That way I am not running to the store at the last minute or going through a drive through.

I really enjoyed having a plan this week.

Leftovers last us a bit because my husband is very picky and wouldn't eat most of what I made here. Does anyone else have a super picky husband? I don't want the kids eating the way he does so I choose to make these types of things instead. But then he doesn't eat them and finds something else. It can get quite discouraging at times because I want him to eat the things I make. If anyone has any tips I'd love to hear them. :)

Have a blessed day!
God bless,

1 comment:

Crazily Ever After said...

You need to start inviting me over for dinner now that you are doing all this cooking. :p