Sunday, September 15, 2013

September 8-14, 2013

This is a very kid-friendly menu this week, as Chad was gone for three evenings, and we had soccer on another.

Sunday:  Dinner with Small Group

Monday:  Fish Sticks, Tator Tots, & Apples

·          Ranger has soccer practice at 6pm on Monday evenings, so our meal has to be quick.  Chad usually works until it’s time to practice, so I actually don’t plan Monday’s meal with he or I in mind, particularly.  I ate with the kids, and then made Chad a grilled sandwich with fruit after practice (before he left to play a softball game!).  Our Mondays will be all about convenience for the next 6-7 weeks.  J

Tuesday:  Hot dogs, Macaroni & Cheese, & Spinach Salad

·          For some reason, my boys don’t complain about eating fresh spinach, so I’m always glad when I can add a spinach salad to a kid-friendly dinner.  I skipped out on the hot dogs and macaroni, and just made myself a large spinach salad with some leftover chicken, boiled egg, strawberries, sunflower seeds, and a little bit of olive oil and raspberry-infused balsamic vinegar.  Everyone was happy!

Wednesday:  Breakfast for Dinner!

·          You know us…if Chad isn’t home for dinner for 2-3 nights, the boys are going to request breakfast for dinner.  I’m usually happy to oblige since it’s quick, easy, & they eat it with no complaints.  J

Thursday:  Dinner Out

·          On the third night of being home with the kids for dinner without Chad, I decided we should go out.  I let Ranger choose since it was also his first day of preschool.  Mooyah was his choice!

Friday:  Chubby Chicken & Cream Cheese Taquitos with Black Beans

·          I saw this recipe on and thought it would be delicious and easy.  Both things turned out to be true!  I love any recipe that can be made with a rotisserie chicken.  I actually made the chicken mixture up earlier in the afternoon, so when it was time to cook, I just assembled the taquitos and cooked them on the stove.  They are really, really yummy!  The boys liked that they had veggies that they “can’t taste.”  J  I made 8 good-sized taquitos.

Saturday:  Leftover Taquitos and Black Beans

·          We had just enough to have one more meal!  Hooray!

1 comment:

  1. Hey girl! I made the Kickin' Chicken last week and put it in lettuce wraps - it was DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing so many great recipes! I have gotten some great ideas from your menus! Have a great week!