I made it easy on myself this week and remembered to use an Excel document I found for planning my menu. It took me all of 5 minutes! It helped that I found some stuff on sale at the grocery store that I actually FELT like making!
|Breakfast||Lunch||Dinner||Snacks (2)||Prep for Tomorrow|
|Monday||cereal||C – sandwiches |
girls - platter
|pasta||apple slices, yogurt||thaw bacon|
|Tuesday||Toast & fruit||leftover pasta||french toast & bacon||grapes, goldfish||thaw soup, make banana bread|
|Wednesday||cereal||leftover french toast||Minestrone & cheese biscuits||yogurt, grapes||thaw beef|
|Thursday||Toast &fruit||leftover soup||pasta||goldfish, apple slices||make popcorn, grate cheese|
|Friday||cereal||leftover pasta||nachos||popcorn, yogurt||thaw pizza ingredients|
|Saturday||family||FFA||pizza||FFA||thaw pork chops, precook potatoes|
|Sunday||FFA||FFA||pork chops, twice baked potatoes, corn||FFA|
Would you like some recipes? Here you go!
Easy Vegetable Minestrone - I got this from Recipezaar* in 2009. We all love it! Except Turtle, she's not a big fan of the beans. I am not a fan of pesto, so I add the leafy bits of a fresh bunch of parsley. I love how it looks!
Baked Pork Chops - another Recipezaar recipe. We all love this one. You can use dijon honey mustard as your prepared mustard too. Caution - this makes a LOT! We divide it in half for our family of four.
Now for some family recipes!
Baking Powder Biscuits
Preheat oven to 450F
2 cups flour 4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 4 tbsp shortening (I use margarine or butter) milk
1. Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in margarine**
2. Add enough milk to form a soft dough.
3. Roll out dough and form rough balls (my gramma always used a glass to cut them out)
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown
Easy Banana Bread
Preheat oven to 350F
1/3 cup melted shortening 3/4 cup sugar 2 overripe (I freeze them, so they go BLACK) bananas, diced
1 egg 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 3/4 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Grease loaf pans
2. Mix wet and dry ingredients separately
3. Alternately mix the wet and dry ingredients together in a large bowl until the mixture is smooth
4. Pour the batter into the loaf pans and bake for 1 hour or until brown
I'm linking up over at Organizing Junkie's.
*Yes, Recipezaar is now food.com. I like using Recipezaar better!
**Best way to cut in margarine/butter ever? Use the largest holes on your box cheese grater! Goodbye pastry cutter!