Menu Plan Monday 1/14-1/20/13u

Today is our first day back to school since Christmas. I am ready to get back in the swing of things. Sometimes a hectic life is so normal that it seems abnormal when life isn’t insane. I am praying for a good semester.
Last week’s menu was a nightmare…. No really a nightmare! One night dinner was late because we had some errands to run when we got home it was after 8pm. The left over spaghetti sauce was defrosted by the time we got home but the problem was there wasn’t enough there. It looked like more than there was.  No way could I feed more than two people with it. Ugh! It was too late to come up with a plan “B” so we were eating out.
A few days later a similar incident occurred. I took some chicken tenderloin out of the freezer to have it the next night. Then I went to bed and forgot about the tenders. The heater was blasting away all night. By the time I remember the tenders it was almost 24 hours later and the tenders were spoiled to the point they smelled. UGH! Yep out to dinner we went. Yeah it didn’t go well last week.
I am hoping for better results this week. In an effort to trim a few pounds off I am incorporating a lot more fruits and vegetables into our menu this week. Our menu is also going to have a few soup recipes because it’s going to be wet and cold all week. I love a good warm meal on a cold night.
Here’s to a great week back to school!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful week. Here is our menu … what’s on your menu this week?

 Week Day 
 Main Course 
 Vegetable -Fruit
 Side Dish 
Meatloaf Steamed Broccoli and Carrots Fruit Bowls
Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup Clementines Fruit Bowl
Cabbage Casserole Steamed Broccoli and Carrots Fruit Bowl
White Chicken Chili Clementines Fruit Bowl
Mushroom Stroganoff Fried Cabbage Fruit Bowl
Chef Salad with Ham Apple Slices and Clementines Fruit Bowl
Family Dinner Out

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Your menu plan looks great! I especially want to try that creamy chicken rice soup. I’ve been on the look out for a recipe for that for a while now! 🙂

Our menu plan was a flop last week, too. However, I did manage to avoid take out….so in my mind, it was a success, even if we didn’t stick to the plan!

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