Menu for the Week of July 21st

Happy Monday! As I sit here on my “big comfy” couch with my “big comfy” cup of coffee, I can hear birds chirping outside my living room window, and it’s such a cheerful sound to listen to while the house is quiet and the sun is slowly coming up. I’m not always the first one up at my house, but I truly enjoy the peace and calm when I am.

Sometimes, it’s easy to fall into a rut with side dishes…mashed potatoes, rice, a nuked veggie, or my stand by, cornbread (kind of a running joke in my family), and those are tasty too, but there are lots more options as well:
Potato salads
-Vegetable salads
-Fruit salads
-Green bean casserole
-Hashbrown casserole
-Baked beans
Cabbage and noodles
-Deviled eggs
-Sweet potatoes or sweet potato fries
-Macaroni and cheese
Raw veggies
Mashed butternut squash
-Grilled vegetables
Here are a couple of my favorites when I’m not in a crazy hurry:

, Menu for the Week of July 21st, Sauteed brussel sprouts

Or these slightly crunchy “oniony” roasted sweet and white potatoes:

, Menu for the Week of July 21st, Roasted potatoes

Hope this gives you some fresh ideas for your dinner menu!

Breakfast Menu:
(Any combination of the following)
French toast
Egg whites and spinach (hubby’s choice)
English muffins
Baked oatmeal
Breakfast cookies
Cinnamon rolls
Pumpkin pancakes
Baked eggs and cheese casserole
Toasted peanut butter & banana sandwich
Coconut Quinoa Granola

 Lunch Menu:
(We like to add fruit and/or carrots to any of these “entrees”)
Pasta  (my kids love it)
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
Yogurt or cheese sticks, crackers

Dinner menu:

, Menu for the Week of July 21st,

Meatless “meatballs”,  pasta and broccoli
Grocery list: Eggs, onion soup mix, cheddar cheese, walnuts, bread crumbs, vegetable broth, pasta sauce, spaghetti and broccoli

, Menu for the Week of July 21st,

Turkey, peas and roasted white and sweet potatoes
Grocery list: Turkey breast, frozen peas, 2 white potatoes, 2 sweet potatoes, olive oil, onion soup mix

, Menu for the Week of July 21st,

Wendys Copycat Berry Almond Chicken Salad
Grocery list: Mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, Asiago cheese, sliced almonds, grilled chicken breast, raspberry vinaigrette

, Menu for the Week of July 21st,

Rotisserie chicken nachos
Grocery list: Tortilla chips, rotisserie chicken, black beans, Cheddar cheese, tomatoes, green onions, jalapenos, taco seasoning, salsa, sour cream, lettuce

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Chicken salad sandwiches, red pepper strips and mandarin oranges
Grocery list: Bread or buns, chicken, mayonnaise OR ranch dressing, pickles, red peppers and fruit

Hope you have a good week! , Menu for the Week of July 21st,


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