Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday Menu

[saturday morning brunch]

Last week the boys caught an awful cold. Little Man is (I think) on the brink of getting well, Brother is in the middle of it, and I'm coming down with it. The humidifier has been going 24/7, and Benjamin and I have been splitting nursing duties. Nevertheless, meal making (and menu planning) must go on. Here's what I have planned for this week:

M-Sweet and Sour Chicken (because I didn't get to it last week)
T-This week I'm in charge of dessert for small group. I was planning on making these. I might have to see if someone else will cover for me, though. We'll see how I'm feeling.
W-Chicken Paprikash (a new recipe) and a veggie
Th-Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
F-French dip sandwiches and salad

Menu-ing tip: Plan on being flexible. Sometimes a meal doesn't work for the original evening planned, and it needs to be skipped altogether or rescheduled. Whether your sweetie spontaneously takes you out to eat, some friends invite you over for the evening, or the children are sick, it's much less stressful to rearrange your plan if you're prepared ahead of time to hold it loosely.

What are you making this week?


larissa said...

Hope you are all feeling better soon - being sick is no fun. Enjoy feeding your beautiful family. I was just catching up on your posts about how big your little guys are getting and all that they are able to accomplish and all i have to say is keep taking lots of photos and keep blogging - my only regret is that i didn't have a blog when my guys were little - i missed recording so many memories. Hugs to you.

stitching under oaks said...

let us know how that chicken paprikash turns out! I've made my meal plan and headed to the grocery store already today..tonight we're having broccoli soup and salad. hope you are are feeling better soon

Tammie said...

i'm curious about the chicken paprikash too. i hope it turns out well for you.