Menu Plan for the Week of Oct. 24th

What a great weekend! We took the kids to a circus, and I think even my “bored” teenager enjoyed it. I remember my parents taking my brother, sister and I one time, and I’ve never forgotten the experience. We are learning to seize moments at our house. It has been way too easy in the past to put “fun” things off for later because of the busyness and demands of life, but we are realizing our time with our children in the home is limited. My hubby and I tend to be the serious “I have a million things to get done” typical firstborns, and we are trying to balance things out more with family life experiences, and savoring our time with our children, whether that means working together or playing together.
Ok, on to the meal plan for some family dinners this week.

Breakfast Options: (Any combination of the following)
French toast
Cereal
Fruit
Waffles
Toast
Eggs
Oatmeal
Poptarts
Egg whites and spinach (hubby’s choice)
Pancakes

Lunch Options:
(We like to add fruit and/or carrots to any of these “entrees”)
Pasta  (My kids love it)
Ravioli
Macaroni and cheese
Vegetarian corn dogs
Vegetarian hamburgers
Hot dogs
Chicken,  turkey or ham sandwiches
Graham crackers and milk
English muffins
Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches
Whole wheat toast
Soup
Yogurt or cheese sticks, crackers
Leftovers from dinner
Dinner: 

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Breakfast Sandwiches and…

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Fruit Salad
GROCERY LIST-canned biscuits, veggie sausages, eggs, sliced cheddar cheese, apples, bananas, frozen berries, canned pineapple, canned peaches

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Quiche and Banana bread
GROCERY LIST-pie crust, eggs, broccoli, cheddar cheese, bacon or ham, onion, white and whole wheat flour, sugar, bananas

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Chef Salad
GROCERY LIST- salad greens (I use romaine lettuce), ham or turkey, eggs, tomatoes, green onion, swiss and or cheddar cheese, dressing

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Pizza (I like to add extra toppings to frozen pizza for a quick easy meal)

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Cashew sesame noodles (so good, and sometimes I add cooked chicken breast) and carrot sticks
GROCERY LIST- angel hair pasta, 1/2 c cashews, soy sauce, garlic, rice vinegar, asian sesame oil, red pepper flakes, baby carrots

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Taco soup
GROCERY LIST- 2 cans kidney beans, 2 cans pinto beans, 2 cans corn, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can tomatoes and chiles, taco seasoning mix, ranch dressing mix, 1 pound ground turkey or hamburger, shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream

There you have it. Is having the added grocery list helpful? I didn’t include things I figured most people would have on hand like baking soda… If this is helpful, I will try to keep it up. Hope you all have a great week!

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