Monday, January 24, 2011

Menu Plan for January 24-30

It seems that I really need to start planning each meal and not just the evening meals.  Our old schedule for breakfast hasn't been working out so we are making some changes there by preparing baked goods in the afternoons, mixing up the baked oatmeal the evening before, and freezing sausage biscuits for quick breakfasts.  I no longer buy boxed cereal.  The nutritional value is questionable and my kids tend to eat too much of it if it's around.  I have been making granola for the last several months and everyone seems to enjoy it.  It is a very simple granola made with no sugar or artificial anything.  Good and wholesome!  I love to put it in a bowl with a little milk and zap it in the microwave for a cold morning treat.

I am also trying to stay out of the grocery store this week and will almost be able to do it.  My grocery list for the week?

-frozen hashbrowns (three bags)
-frozen ravioli (two bags)
-salad veggies
-bell peppers

That should do it for us this week.  Generally I shop almost every week even though we might not NEED anything.  Sometimes we decide on a recipe in which we lack one ingredient so someone will stop by to pick that up and there are always a few more items we think we need.  I also stock up on sale items each week as we tend to keep  our cabinets and freezers pretty full.  Sometime soon I will do a post on preparedness and food rotation.

-breakfast-sausage biscuits from the freezer
-lunch-pigs in a blanket, baked beans and cole slaw
-dinner-hot roast beef sandwiches, carrots, hashbrowns and green beans
      (most of the food for today is leftovers from the weekend)

-breakfast-toast from homemade bread, eggs, sausage
-lunch-homemade chicken soup, air popped pop corn, sliced apples
-dinner-Sonic burgers with homemade fries (on special and daddy is out of town---Tuesday's are also our town days so I will pick them up on the way home)

-breakfast-baked oatmeal (recipe found at the bottom of this post)
-dinner-ravioli soup, homemade french bread, salad

-breakfast-applesauce muffins
-lunch-broccoli soup and baked potatoes
-dinner-chicken quesadillas, bean burritos, rice, salad

-breakfast-sausage biscuits
-dinner-homemade pizza, salad, brownies and rice crispie treats

-breakfast-biscuits, bacon, eggs, grits
-dinner-chicken spaghetti, English peas, corn

-breakfast-cinnamon rolls
-lunch-baked ham, purple hull peas, squash, sweet potatoes, hashbrown casserole, buttermilk pie
-dinner-with our small group from church

Baked Oatmeal

1/4 cup cooking oil                                    1 t. cinnamon
1/2 cup white or brown sugar                    1 1/2 c. quick or rolled oats
1 egg                                                         1 c. milk
1 t. baking powder                                     1/2 t. salt

Beat together all ingredients with mixing spoon; pour into buttered 9 x 13 pan.  You can top with fruit as well!

Bake at 275 degrees for 30 minutes or until done. 


Anonymous said...

Baked oatmeal is one of our favorites!! In fact, my 12 year old son wanted some this morning before school but he chose to not get out of bed in time. Bummer! Maybe tomorrow he'll get up in time for it. He's my lazy, hang out in bed kid until I drag him out by his toes!

Marie said...

We also quit buying boxed cereal and I decide recently to make the breakfast food the day before so we could still have a seamless fast morning to get ready for school. :) I love your ideas!!!! :)

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