Sunday, November 7, 2010

Menu Plan Monday ~ Week of November 8th

Today, I celebrated my 40th Birthday with my family and friends.  It was both a wonderful and exhausting day! 

Check out my Birthday Bash Giveaways links posted at the top of the page!  I have three currently running and I'll be announcing a couple more this week! 

I got out of bed early this morning and got some cleaning done, ran some errands and prepared for lunch with my family.  My parents, sister-in-law and nieces arrived with a huge tray of lasagna, along with a big bowl of Caesar Salad, loaf of crusty bread, and of course, a birthday cake.  I didn't have to do a thing! 

I knew we were expecting friends over at some point during the day, and wasn't sure if it would overlap with my family's visit, so I threw some frozen meatballs into some sauce just to make sure there would be enough food to go around! 

Turns out that the lasagna itself would have been more than enough for everyone!  Our friends ended up arriving later in the day, more near dinner time.  My family, left us the leftover lasagna and along with meatball sandwiches made a wonderful meal for our teenage nephews! 

I sit here now, recovering from the busy day.  Finishing up my menu plan before getting myself to bed.  I'm still dealing with a bit of a cold and it will be really nice to get to bed early for a change! 

Here's what's planned for this week: 

  • Monday:  Pepper Steak, Egg Rolls, Crab Rangoons, steamed broccoli
  • Tuesday:  Leftover Beef Stew, salad, biscuits
  • Wednesday:  Meatballs, spaghetti, garlic bread, salad
  • Thursday:  Potato Soup, bread, salad
    • We didn't get to this last week, so I'm carrying it over into this week's menu.  
  • Friday:  Tuna Casserole, biscuits, salad
    • This is also being carried over from last week.  (recipe will be shared soon.)
  • Saturday: take out
  • Sunday:  leftover buffet
I'm trying to get back into the habit of eating more salad, so you'll see it listed in a lot of my menu plans.  I love salad, but tend to be a bit lazy when it comes to preparing them.  As Grace is beginning to pay more attention to the food on the table, I want to set a good example.  She loves her veggies and I want her to see us eating more of them as well. 

That about wraps it up for this post!  I need to get myself to bed, it's already a bit later than I planned on getting to bed....then add in the Daylight Savings Time.....boy, am I tired!  Goodnight, friends! 

You can find this menu (and many others) linked up at Menu Plan Monday hosted by I'm an Organizing Junkie

I'm also linking this to Fit Meals Monday hosted by Fit Moms Fit Kids Club.  (I'm not anywhere being a Fit Mom!  More like Out of Shape Mom!  But I want Grace to be a Fit Kid.  So, I'm trying to add healthier meals to our weekly plans...I'm learning!) 


Lisa Babcock said...

Having folks arrive to celebrate your birthday with food and cake is just about the best thing that could happen. Sounds awesome. So you are so loved :-).

I have a salad tip for you. Wash and dry your lettuce. Use a metal bowl to store it with foil on top and it will last without browning for several days.

Jackie said...

Potato Soup sounds really good right now...I may have to add that to my menu soon.

Have a great Monday.


ginger-n-wyo said...

Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a great day. I'm getting ready for my 40th next month.
Noodles are super easy...I use my mother-in-law's recipe, so there is not alot of measuring. I usually start with about 2 cups of flour and a pinch of salt. Make a well in the middle and add 1 egg. Knead until it comes together and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. Add to boiling soup. They soak up alot of liquid so make sure there is plenty of broth and don't overcook them, I cook them about 15 minutes at 5200ft elev. Good luck!

Annett/ Fit Moms Fit Kids Club said...

Happy 40th!! Tuna Casserole sounds good. I've never tried it before. Do you have a recipe?? Thanks!

Annett/ Fit Moms Fit Kids Club said...

Thanks! And, so glad you joined us!!! We are all works in progress...and we must all start somewhere. You are on the right track..:)

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