Menu plans for Mondays may finally get me back to blogging.
I've been a little lacking in posts lately. It's not that nothing's been happening in my neck of the woods; on the contrary, I've been very busy. It's just that my busy-ness has led to a great deal of apathy in the blogging department.
But I hope that will be remedied this week. I've got so much to say, I just need the motivation to say it!
At least I do have my menu plan for the week. The list is just for our main meal of the day (which we're trying to shift to mid-day instead of the evening meal), so the breakfasts and the other meal of each day are still up for grabs. It'll probably be a lot of sandwiches and cereal this week. We're trying to use what we have in our pantry to avoid any more trips to the store
- Monday: Cider Vinegar Chicken, Peas, Devine Breadsticks (these breadsticks are truly divine!)
- Tuesday: Wet Burritos, Spanish Rice, Corn
- Wednesday: Baked Ziti, Salad, French Bread
- Thursday: Homemade Pizza
- Friday: Spaghetti Carbonara (this was on a previous menu plan, but I didn't make it)
- Saturday: Teriyaki Chicken, Fried Rice
We are trying to move toward a more Mediterranean/Asian diet (heavier on the Mediterranean part), but I still have some butter and margarine in the house, so I will be using it up in some recipes before we do a complete switchover to the new diet (hence the Devine Breadsticks.) But once the butter and margarine is gone, I don't plan to buy any more. I think that is one change that will go a long way in helping us eat more heart-healthy; olive oil and canola oil are what we're going to be using after that. We've got plenty of cookbooks to help us menu plan accordingly, but it's going to be an interesting journey for all of us—especially the kids. I'll be blogging more about our diet changes in the upcoming weeks.
Our menu plans are hopefully moving us to a better diet but we will see.
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I am with you with the over-busy blog apathy. My homeschool/life blog is gathering cobwebs, I fear! Your week sounds delicious, enjoy using up the last of the butter.
It will be interesting to see how your kids handle the change of the diet. I know that my kids would be balking at every turn! 🙂
Yummy week planned!
Enjoy your week!
Sounds like a really interesting diet change. My family would enjoy every meal you have listed today. Have a great week!
It's amazing how dependent we become on butter. If I made that switch, it would not bother me at all, would probably bother ds#3 very little, and hubby would HATE it.
I stopped putting butter on most things several years ago, and I don't really miss it. Once in a while, I will indulge and put some on a potato or something like that. Son #3 is perfectly fine without, unless it comes to biscuits or french bread… in which case I'd simply eliminate those items! BUT Hubby is my HUGE holdout. He is a true meat-and-potatoes kind of guy, add a hunk of bread with a slab of butter and he's happy (needless to say, we have had to do LOTS of compromising with the menus!!).
Oooh- great plan.
We started eating more Med. food as well. The kids have loved the new dishes and my hubby likes experimenting with food. Several years of my childhood was spent in Greece and Europe and I have eaten many foods from all over so for me it is great!
My oldest doesn't like lettuce which means Greek salads are her favorite. 🙂
Melonie (The Prepared Family) says
I started using olive oil more a while back and and really like it. I had been using I Can't Believe It's Not Butter for years and they now offer a version with olive oil – it is much smoother. I don't know how much healthier it really is overall LOL but it tastes and spreads way better!
Good luck on your diet change – I hope your family takes it well. And as a military spouse, thanks for the banner about the Coupons for Troops program. 🙂